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Hyer's Highlights: Climate Change and Hurricanes

10th September 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Climate Change and Hurricanes

Life-threatening hurricanes have swept across the Western hemisphere in recent weeks. First Harvey, now Irma, and later Jose. This, coupled with the earthquake and feared tsunami off the Mexican coast, has crippled North America.

Hurricane Harvey left the city of Houston in ruins, and after devastating several Caribbean islands, Irma is currently lashing the state of Florida with strong winds and heavy rain.


Jake wrote into the show as someone who is waiting on Irma to possibly destroy a family business, but he feels that the past 75 years or so of weather statistics are not of any relevancy in stating that this hurricane, or any other, represents a significant, man-made increase in the risk of natural disasters.

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Benji Hyer on Jacob Rees-Mogg

Benji Hyer responds to listener Jake who does not feel that the past 75 years or so of weather statistics are not of any relevancy to the current hurricanes in the USA. (4 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Jacob Rees-Mogg

10th September 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been at the focal point of discussion here on W!ZARD Radio Station for weeks now. He’s now back in the headlines again, not all for good reasons.

A matter of days ago, he brought up two of the most historically controversial elements of social policy on the planet: making it clear that he opposes same sex marriage and abortion in any case.


There was immediate uproar: some demanded to know how a man could possess the arrogance to pass his view on what should be done to a woman’s body. Other’s felt that Jacob Rees-Mogg was fully entitled to opinion and expression, and abiding to his deeply held socially conservative beliefs based on the Catholic Church’s teachings should not be enough to bar him from political office or a leadership position, even if they conflict with popular secular values.

Listener Harley believes that Jacob Rees-Mogg’s views on gay marriage and abortion are not enough to disbar him from high office just because people are offended by them.

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Benji Hyer on Jacob Rees-Mogg

Benji Hyer responds to listener Harley who believes that Rees-Mogg's views are not enough to disbar him from high office just because people are offended by them. (3 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: GCSE Results

27th August 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: GCSE Results

It’s been a fortnight of results.

This week, GCSE students received their grades, and seven days prior, A-level students found out their marks.

For GCSE students, passes have dropped slightly across the range of subjects, with some dramatic changes in new, tougher exams sat for the first time in England. Seven days prior, A-level students found out their marks. Interestingly, top A-level grades have increased for the first time in six years.


A* and A grades were awarded to 26.3% of entries – up by 0.5 percentage points compared with last year – with boys overtaking girls in top grades. There was, however, a fall in the top grades for 13 subjects in England, with some new content now assessed only by final exams rather than coursework.

The exam system is always changing, and every year, we hear the same debate: do you agree that it’s time to scrap or reform GCSEs?

Benji Hyer asked his listeners this very question, and listener Harry sent a frustrated message about how over-politicised the system has become.

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Benji Hyer on GCSE Results

Benji Hyer responds to listener Harry who is fed up of feeling like a 'guinea pigs' from the over-politicised education system which has impacted his friends' GCSE results. (3 minutes)