Roger Hearing

Roger Hearing

Co-host - BBC, Bloomberg

Roger Hearing is a broadcaster and journalist with over 30 years experience presenting and reporting for BBC News and Bloomberg, chairing high-level conferences and advising and training board-level executives.


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The Forgotten War - Whatever Happened To The Ukraine Conflict?
November 30, 2023x
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The Forgotten War - Whatever Happened To The Ukraine Conflict?

All eyes have been on Gaza since October, but what has been happening in the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia - the biggest European land war since 1945? Has the West lost hope of defeating Vladimir Putin here, and is President Zelenskyy being persuaded to turn a stalemate into some sort of ...

A tax cut that’s good for Britain or a last-ditch hope for the Tory party?
November 23, 2023x
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A tax cut that’s good for Britain or a last-ditch hope for the Tory party?

Jeremy Hunt delivered his Autumn statement this week, with 110 policy measures. The most significant of those was a 2% cut in National Insurance contributions. Roger and Phil ask Simon French, Chief Economist and Head of Research at UK investment bank, Panmure Gordon, whether the main aim of the cut...

The real bill for energy
November 16, 2023x
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The real bill for energy

Drill, baby, drill - but does it make sense to hand out, every year, new North Sea extraction licences for oil and gas as the UK government has promised? Aren’t we supposed to be ending our reliance on fossil fuels? Or is it essential for energy security to harvest what we have on our doorstep?...

Animal Rights and Wrongs
November 09, 2023x
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Animal Rights and Wrongs

Should animals have rights? Should dogs and cats be able to sue you for not feeding them on time? Should farm animals be able to get an injunction to stop us eating them? There’s a growing movement to recognise that many of our fellow creatures are sentient, feel pain and loss, and therefore, perhap...

AI - technology breakthrough, or the end of humanity?
November 02, 2023x
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AI - technology breakthrough, or the end of humanity?

Artificial intelligence is everywhere - and politicians and business leaders are rushing to get on top of what could be an advance bigger than the Industrial Revolution. But could it also be a risk to human life on the scale of an asteroid collision or nuclear war? Is there any practicable way to co...

What is racism, and is it on the rise?
October 26, 2023x
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What is racism, and is it on the rise?

Accusations of attempted genocide from one side of the current Middle East crisis, and furious claims of anti-semitism from the other, show how deeply perceptions of racism still inform global conflicts. But what causes racism? What is the basis of the fear and anger it creates? Has it always been p...

Middle East on the Brink
October 19, 2023x
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Middle East on the Brink

It’s a dangerous moment in one of the world’s most volatile regions. How far will Israel go to avenge the brutal killings inflicted by Hamas? Will the slaughter of innocent Palestinian civilians change global sympathies? Will Israel get bogged down in a long bloody battle inside Gaza. And will Iran ...

Must Try Harder - Why Britain’s Economy Is Bottom Of The Class
July 20, 2023x
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Must Try Harder - Why Britain’s Economy Is Bottom Of The Class

Why is the UK trailing the rest of the developed economies when it comes to growth and the post-Covid recovery? Why is our inflation higher, our investment lower, and our prospects gloomier? Is it poor leadership, or just the nature of an economy too slow to adapt to the modern world? Or is it just...

Taxing times for Tory leadership
July 21, 2022x
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Taxing times for Tory leadership

The Tory party leadership challenge is down to two players – Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss. Sunak wants to keep taxes where they are, preaching fiscal conservatism, and fearing releasing more money into people’s pockets will only add to inflation, which is already at 9.4 percent. Truss wants to help peo...