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.
Catch it live:
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
James Ross in for Phil for one day only... We'll be starting with a short tribute to your friend and mine seventies star David Cassidy who's just passed away. Thursday is Steve Vines day, and you can be sure we'll be talking about the Hospital Authority and the under-utilisation of North Lantau Hospital, where equipment worth millions of dollars is said to be lying idle.. plus the latest in Hong Kong politics from Steve, and of course what Carrie's been up to. After 11.30 our resident vet, Dr David Gething will be in, and we'll be talking about elderly cats and dogs - these days with modern medicine and care dogs and cats often live to 18, even over 20! In Golf the Hong Kong Open kicks off today, and Danny Hicks will be reporting on the opening day - that's after 12, and we round it all off with our composer-in-residence Glen Lloyd aka JUNK! who'll be back after 12.30 with more live musical stuff. All that plus one or two hit songs!
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 )