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Hyer's Highlights: Gun Control in the USA

Listener Bridget messages in from Florida about her fears following the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

Hyer's Highlights: Gun Control in the USA

The United States is not #1 in much. They are, however, #1 in mass incarceration and mass shootings.

On February 14th, at least 17 people, mostly children, were left dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida. It is the deadliest school shooting since 26 were killed at Connecticut school Sandy Hook in 2012.


In retrospect, Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate, because once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over. Since that day, there have been 1600 mass shootings since.

As of now, thousands more Americans have been killed by guns since 1968 than in all US wars in history. Thoughts and prayers are now insufficient. The only possibly productive action is gun control.

The debate over guns is becoming more agonising and infuriating as each mass shooting occurs.…

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Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Facebook's Peak

Do you still use Facebook as much as you used to? Benji Hyer discussed whether the platform has reached it's peak...

Hyer's Highlights: Facebook's Peak

On the surface, Facebook is one of the most successful businesses in history.

The overall picture is one of astonishing wealth and success. “The social network is increasing revenues at more than 50% a quarter, and earnings per share at more than 70%, making its profitability and growth light-years ahead of the average US-listed company” according to the Financial Times.

Yet despite this, the long-term picture looks very different. In fact, Facebook is accumulating numerous challenges, such as a decline is users and engagement. This week, the BBC’s media editor wrote an article titled ‘Eight reasons Facebook has peaked’.

Some listeners agreed that Facebook has become a mere utility – something we use because we have to, but not because we want to. Listener Dan wrote in to Benji Hyer’s show to say that he thinks "that most people use Facebook despite hating it" and they get…

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Advice / Opinion

Alec Feldman: Poo In The Lift

Yes, you read that right.

Alec Feldman: Poo In The Lift

No, Alec Feldman did not do it.

There isn’t really more to say about it than that – just play the clip below and find out what happened for yourself.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Alec Feldma: Poo In The Lift

Alec Feldman tells you the story about a poo in the lift... There's nothing else we can say really! (4 minutes)



Click here to listen to Alec Feldman's latest radio show, on demand on W!ZARD Repeats.

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