Latest on Syria as the US makes its case against the Assad government

As the White House blames President Assad's government for a chemical attack in Syria last week, we assess America's next move, and hear about one little discussed aspect of the Syrian crisis - its economic disaster. Also are the BRIC's broken? Fast-growing big emerging economies like Brazil and India were once the envy of the world. Now, their growth rates are drastically lower. And good news for some German workers - they've been told to turn off their phones and stop checking their emails on days off.

We're joined throughout the programme by Colin Peacock, the presenter of the 'Mediawatch' programme on Radio New Zealand. It's Saturday morning there.

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