Students Attend Broadcast of Brian Lehrer Show

Students Attend Broadcast of Brian Lehrer Show

MBS Global Affairs Club visits WNYC

Members of the MBS Global Affairs Club traveled to New York City on Thursday, January 10th to attend a broadcast of The Brian Lehrer Show at The Greene Space at WNYC.

The 2-hour show featured interviews with a number of notable guests including New York State Senators Liz Krueger and John Liu, President of New York City Transit Andy Byford, global affairs specialist and television host Ian Bremmer, and jazz pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill.

The students were especially interested in the segment featuring Ian Bremmer, who is the host of the public television show GZERO World and the author of Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism. During the show, Mr. Bremmer fielded a question about Brexit from MBS junior Matthew Lohmann ’20, and a question about Google and antitrust fines from senior Alex Rebhun ’19. 

Musician Arturo O’Farill’s segment also had a lot of relevance for members of the Global Affairs Club. Mr. O’Farill spoke about his album Fandango at the Wall: A Soundtrack for the United States Mexico and Beyond. More than 50 artists gathered at either side of the Tijuana-San Diego border to record the album with the goal of tearing down human-made walls that form between people.

After the show, Mr. Lehrer spoke to the students and thanked them for attending and asking such thoughtful questions.

The students who participated in the field trip included: Penelope Apel, Sanaah Aslam, Anna Bajak, JayShon DuBose, Perri Easley, Addisyn Ibrahim, Emma Kenny, Julian Levy, Matthew Lohmann, Alex Rebhun, Aaron Rosenberg, Paige Sanderson, Vikalp Sharma, Timothy Schietroma, Kaitlin Skorzewski, and Lilia Wider.  The trip was organized by club advisor Renee Kenny and was chaperoned by Courtney Barnes, Aime Lonsdorf, and Steve Patchett.