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Hyer's Highlights: Trump's Airstrikes in Syria

9th April 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Trump's Airstrikes in Syria

The news cycle has been dominated by chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province which killed at least 89 people. It was a horrific crime and tragedy, implemented according to intelligence to dictator Bashar al-Assad.

The first condemnation we heard from the US President was released just hours after the attack, and a day later, Trump appeared publicly to describe the incident as an “affront to humanity”, clarifying that it “crossed a lot of lines”. On April 6th, Trump confirmed a US direct attack on a Syrian government airfield.


There are numerous implications for the geopolitics of the region, and USA's relationship with Assad's ally: Russia. But the most striking thing is Trump's hypocrisy.

Firstly, Trump implied his military action was being done with humane intent, yet one of his first acts as President was to ban Syrian refugees. Trump has gone from declaring that he would “look Syrian children in the face and tell them they can’t come here” to calling them “children of God”.

Secondly, Trump effectively reversed a position he not only campaigned on, but publicly vocalised for years, in a stretch of just 24 to 48 hours. He tweeted repeatedly in 2013 again action in Syria, criticising Obama for even considering it.

Sammy messaged the show to praise Trump for this move, however, Benji Hyer reminded Sammy that this wasn't Trump's stance all along...

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Benji Hyer on Donald Trump's Syria Airstrikes

Benji Hyer replies to listener Sammy about Trump's airstrikes in Syria. (5 minutes)

Awkward Questions (with newsPeeks): Brexit

8th April 2017 | Politics

Awkward Questions (with newsPeeks): Brexit

W!ZARD Radio Station (in partnership with newsPeeks) presents Awkward Questions - the show that investigates the difficult questions which need to be asked.

In this episode of Awkward Questions (with newsPeeks), titled Brexit, Natalya Minney looks at Brexit and the impact it will have on the UK.

We break it down with Dr Simon Griffiths (Senior Lecturer in Politics, Goldsmiths University), Adam Ramsay (Co-Editor, Open Democracy), Elliot and Mitchell from the Undivided Campaigning Group.


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Brexit episode of Awkward Questions (with newsPeeks)

In this episode of Awkward Questions (with newsPeeks), titled Brexit, presenter Natalya Minney explores Brexit and the impact it will have on the UK. (58 minutes)

Interview with Joseph Perry

25th March 2017 | Politics

Interview with Joseph Perry

On Wednesday 22nd March 2017, a terrorist attack hit London, and one that would shake the entire city.

At 2.40pm GMT, the man police believe carried out the attack, Khalid Masood, drove a car that he’d hired from a depot in Birmingham over Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament.

Two people, Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran, were killed and dozens more injured. One woman was seen falling into the River Thames and subsequently pulled to safety.

The car then crashed into railings outside the House of Parliament boefre Masood ran towards Parliament, armed with a knife.


As part of W!ZARD News’ special report on the Westminster Attack, Chloe Combi interviewed W!ZARD News consultant and former W!ZARD Radio Station presenter Joseph Perry about the global political situation following the incident and how it has impact schools and students.

Please Note: All facts are true at the time of broadcast; as this is a developing story, any facts and statistics may have developed since the original broadcast on Friday 24th March.

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Chloe Combi interviews Joseph Perry

Chloe Combi interviews W!ZARD News consultant and former presenter Joseph Perry about the Westminster Attack. (8 minutes)