On Friday's Backchat, are we too tough on young people? A recent survey suggested that 10% of pupils suffer from serious depression - and there are frequent calls to reduce exam and academic pressure, not least through reforming the TSA. Outside school there are long hours of homework, extra classes and little free or play time. Are kids missing out on a happy childhood? Does it matter? Will they have to learn to fight for a place in an increasingly competitive society? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, protecting wetland in Pui O, Lantau.
Join Judd Boaz this Saturday on The Juice as he's joined by his usual cast of characters from 9am to 1pm on Radio 3. The always awesome Cruzanne Macalligan will be in after 10am for her usual audio column, this week centred around the concept of awe. Sports correspondent Danny Hicks will be in the studio after 11am to recap all the action of the Winter Olympics, as well as preview the weekends football and rugby action. At 11:30 we'll hear from Professor Michael Reichel from City University of Hong Kong about the first ever internationally accredited veterinary school in Asia (and how you can enrol!). Then after 12 we'll have Li Meng de Bakker from Musicoology will join the show to give us an educational trip through the weird and wonderful world of music. All this plus your requests all morning long. Get in contact by calling 2339 6451, or emailing Judd at firstname.lastname@example.org (Saturday, 9am-1pm)
Vintage Chart Toppers: More fascinating mega-hits of the 20's, 30's, 40's & 50's. This Sunday morning it HAS to be Dick & Helen ... mister Hall backs a winner ...... and, Hallelujah, It's brother Ray! (Sunday, 8.30am-9am)
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A special, three-part series on Radio 3's Hong Kong Heritage. Interviews with Michael Wright, 105, at his home in London with producer/presenter Annemarie Evans. Mr Wright, who was born in Hong Kong in 1912, served as a soldier and later prisoner of war in Hong Kong and was the architect of the city’s post-war public housing as tens of thousands of refugees poured into the territory. Mr Wright, who died on January 26, woud later become the Director of Public Works and oversee Hong Kong at a time of water shortages in the 1960s.
Michael Wright, who was born in Hong Kong in 1912 and would later become the architect of Hong Kong’s early public housing, returns to the territory after an education in England, in 1938. He works as an architect before serving as a Volunteer officer during the Battle of Hong Kong. He is taken prisoner and in this programme describes life in Sham Shui Po and later Argyle Street camp and how important it was to keep the mind busy.
At 1.10 in the afternoon of February the 19th, the fourth day of the Year of the Dog, we invite you to “Do The Dog...with The Red Stripes”. Join Hong Kong’s premiere 11 piece Ska/Mod band as they recreate the rude sounds of the 2 Tone Era, with frontman Fred Croft, and Radio 3 hosts Carolyn Wright and Paul Haswell.
This programme was recorded on January the 28th at RTHK Studio 1 in front of a live audience. It was produced by Phil Whelan and Steve James.
(1.10pm-2pm, 19th February)
This week's Letter to Hong Kong comes from Democratic Party legislator Ted Hui.(Sundays, 8.15am-8.25am)
The Sunday Escape: This week the Pop Fugitives will be going back in time to the mid 1990s. Partly inspired by Paul's recent record buying escapades, partly by Damon Albarn and Liam Gallagher hitting the headlines at the Brit Awards and partly by Ride being in town, they're heading back to the days of Britpop. Trawling through the depths of their record collections, as well as some very recent reissues, they'll be playing a few of their favourite big hits and some forgotten gems. No doubt Carolyn owns most of them on cassette single.
Paul has also been playing Kingdom Come Deliverance. It's a role playing action game set in Bohemia in the 15th century featuring King Wenceslas. Apparently it's not the good one we all know from the song however, though it is apparently historically accurate.
They'll also be checking out what's in the box set, choosing an album of the week, playing a whole load of new tunes and eating biscuits. Fingers crossed they aren't banana flavoured this week. (Sunday 9.30am-1pm)
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