I’m Carlos. I’m a WHYS listener from Mexico City. I love this programme because it provides a perspective about global issues, and it is ordinary people like me sharing their views on how these issues affect our lives.
About a month ago I had the incredible opportunity to take part in the programme that was broadcasted from Mexico City, just right after the swine flue outbreak took place.
We were supposed to sit down to discuss violence related to drug cartels and so on, but we ended up talking about millions of people wearing face masks, and not being able to even touch or talk to each other too close because of safety reasons.
It was a thrilling and surreal experience at the same time.
I’m a language teacher and listening to WHYS provides me with the opportunity of witnessing how English has become the dominant linguistic force of the century, and how people across the entire planet are adapting it to fit their culture and make it a valuable tool to cope with the challenges of globalisation.