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Should we feel guilty about illegal music downloading?

We asked for your download confessions, whether it should or can be stopped and talk about the Taylor Swift and Apple conspiracy…

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Cherry asked a group of students what they think about female representation in the media.

“The girls have to look girly, it’s not acceptable.”

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Matty talks about what life’s been like since he realised he was gay while living in a devout Mormon community.

“You were living two lives; you were going out and indulging and experimenting and then going to church.”

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Beth interviewed 16 year old Chelsea about what life is like growing up in a big family, what her friends think of her faith and what would happen if she fell for a guy that wasn’t a Mormon.

“I think bring married young would be awesome.”

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Frankie Wells spoke to Aina More about having a true, honest voice in Hip Hop, her upcoming album ‘For People With Short Attention Spans’, Rihanna and winning the music competition The Big Music Project hosted at the Indigo O2.

“I don’t know which point is actually the beginning, but I’ve always had a love for music and an open ear.”

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Sian Williams explores how our use of technology might be affecting our mental and physical health and why now more than ever, people are seeking refuge from it. She journeys to the “quietest room on Earth”, attempting to answer the question what is silence and can it ever be experienced?

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After a month of fasting, praying and giving, 18 year old Kabir Hussain talks about life during the Islamic holy month.

“There’s some questions that really get to me, when a person who’s not fasting says ‘are you hungry’..?!”

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The general election brought up the debate surrounding youth engagement with politics and the arts, particularly when current music is called into question. We caught up with Robbie Lee, singer from Manchester band, Social Hysteria, and Young Green Party member, to find out what he thinks about the relationship between music and politics and how it could encourage more young voters in the future.

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Sibling relationships: the most brutal, argumentative but loving affinity you have with anyone in the world. Sit back and listen to these brother and sister stories:

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Weddings are expensive and divorce rates are at their highest ever, so we asked: is there any point in tying the knot?

“I don’t wanna be someone’s object.”

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