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The West Midlands Politics Show team is led by the BBC's Political Editor in the region, Patrick Burns.BBC Patrick Burns
Patrick has a passion for politics and he wants to share it. To those who consider it "dull and boring" he says nothing could be further from the truth.
"Ask people if they are bored by talking about their jobs, their healthcare, their children's education, transport and housing and they'll say 'of course not'."
Patrick is a fan of the Blues and the Bears.
In his leisure time Patrick is a "long suffering" supporter of Birmingham City FC.
He likes to get down to St Andrew's whenever he can to cheer on his beloved Blue Noses.
During the summer he likes nothing more than to spend a few happy hours at Edgbaston watching the Bears - that's Warwickshire County Cricket Club rather than the grizzly kind!
Patrick is also a keen aviation enthusiast, theatre and concert-goer and gardener.
Susana began her career in journalism with the Wanstead & Woodford Guardian in her home city of London.
She later worked for BBC radio in London, Stoke, Lincolnshire, Essex and Birmingham before becoming a TV journalist with BBC South East.
Since joining the Politics Show she has made a name for herself with her live interviews - most notably with the Reverend Jesse Jackson during a flying visit to Birmingham.
Make sure you pronounce her name correctly or you will be in trouble and definitely never ask her if she is Spanish!
For the record Mendonsa is the correct way, Mendonka or Mendoza are definitely incorrect.
The squiggle under the c is called a cedilla and Susana is proud of her Portuguese roots. Her family hail from the beautiful island of Madeira.
Outside work Susana likes to travel the world, where she is an avid photographer. The results of these globetrotting photoshoots can be seen on her Facebook page.