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
Good Morning. It's Fryday on Morning Brew, so welcome back Chef Big Mick Van Warmelo after 10. Join us on Facebook Live with your special kind of abuse, and of course the odd cooking question. At 11.30, the Hong Kong Visa Geeza Steve Barnes returns for one of his occasional visits, to answer any questions you may have about your HK visa status. Apparently, there are a few new rules and changes afoot, so do ask Steve anything you like (anonymously, of course) no matter how trivial you think it might be. He's your man. After 12, we're off to the movies with James Marsh. With the perfect quality segue from "Dunkirk", today he'll review Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Atomic Blonde, Rough Night, and Mon Mon Mon Monsters.
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 )