Phil Whelan: A chat and music show hosted by Phil Whelan,
Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.
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Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
James Ross in for Phil once more. This morning we preview the next month of great arts and entertainment as the Hong Kong Arts Festival 香港艺术节 gets underway on Friday. Tisa Ho, Executive Director will be on the show today, and telling us about some of the delights we can expect, including Grammy-winning Jazzer Cecile McLorin Salvant Music, Trumpeter Chris Botti, and many many others. Tisa will be with us after 10. After 11 all things French, and Philippe Dova will be paying tribute to Didier Lockwood, jazz violinist who died last Sunday. Enough jazz how about Ska? This morning we'll play some excerpts of The Red Stripes Radio 3 "Do the Dog" session from this past Holiday Monday. Plus the greatest hits of music, and much more.
On Morning Brew today we head down under with Aussie correspondent Digger Watt at 10.10. Today East Timor celebrates its first election without the need for peacekeepers - but did you know their independence movement in 1999 was fueled by a couple of Aussie punks singing songs in the East Timorese language? Today is also the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination - or Harmony Day - so the Australian Government will be debating whether it should remove race hate laws. In other news the immigration minister is outraged that CEOs from Australia’s largest corporations have publicly stated the Government should get on with it and legalise same sex marriage. We've lent Dr. Merrin Pearse to Backchat today, so he'll be back with us next week. After 11, all the latest from the world of cricket with CEO of Cricket HK, Tim Cutler. At 11.40 today, we meet a guy who's one of the handful of virtuoso musicians who DIDN'T throw away his school recorder at the age of 11. Quite the opposite for Piers Adams, who's in town this week as soloist with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. After 12, Business Futurist Morris Miselowski joins us on the line from Melbourne to talk about the future of banking, especially at the customer level. (9:30am-1pm, ,email firstname.lastname@example.org )