Congratulations to our popular colleague Steve James, who’s been declared top on-air personality in the main Asia-wide broadcasting awards, the ABU Prizes. Steve has been hailed as number one for his weekday afternoon show by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union – which has a network of members that can reach 3 billion people across the region! It’s great recognition for Steve, who’s been with Radio 3 for the past 17 years. As well as hosting his show, The Steve James Afternoon Drive – to give it its full title – with its comic social observations, parody songs and social media engagement, he’s also the producer of Vintage Chart Toppers, and works his magic on lots of the Radio 3 trails and theme tunes that you hear every day. In all, RTHK won four top prizes in the seven radio categories – an unprecedented success – the others coming in the documentary, news reporting and community service announcement sections.
On Tuesday's Backchat, everyday racism. Have you experienced abuse or discrimination in Hong Kong because of your colour or nationality? Maybe its been on a small scale and not a matter for police or the authorities? Do you think racism is getting better or worse around town? The CE Carrie Lam proposed in the Policy Address taking the Discrimination Legislation Bill into the Legislative Council by year end, which will bring amendments to the Race Discrimination Ordinance. What changes should the government make?
After 9:20, plastic waste generated by more than 70% of country park visitors, according to the latest green group's survey. Why are our picnics so plastic?
Welcome to a new week on Morning Brew. We hit the rugby field at 10.10 with CEO of HK Rugby Robbie McRobbie. Join us then for our weekly update on the local and Asian game. At 11.10 we welcome back world renowned violinist Dan Zhu back to MB to find out what brings him to Hong Kong and Shenzhen this week. After 11.30 we meet another top artiste who’s taking part in the Heritage Vogue-Hollywood Road Street Carnival on November 4th. Wan-pin Chu is an award winning Erhu player. We’ll talk about his work on one of the most iconic of traditional Chinese musical instruments. At 12.10 we attempt to uncover one of the greatest mysteries in the audio recording industry (well, to the layman, anyway)...remastering. It's a word often used, yet often coming with a vague explanation. It will be vague no more, as we meet Abby Road remastering engineer Andrew Walter, who's here for the Joy Of Music Festival 2018. (9:30am-1pm, email email@example.com )
On Tuesday's 123 Show, food and drink reporter Andrew Dembina talks about our senses of taste and smell when it comes to food. That's at 1.30. After 2.30, Zamira Monteiro from Enrich HK talks about a new competition they are launching for migrant workers in Hong Kong. (1:15pm-3pm, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook: www.facebook.com/NoreenMirRTHKradio3)
Chinese stocks are surging for a second day on Monday as the mainland authorities step in to try and restore confidence in the market which had slumped by a third in Shenzhen in 2018. On Saturday, the Chinese government proposed a tax cut to boost consumption, effective from January 2019. Earlier Monday, PBOC advisor Ma Jun said the tax reduction is expected to be more than 1% of GDP and likely to be bigger than President Trump’s US tax cut. Stocks in Shanghai surged over 4% by the midday break and in Shenzhen they rebounded by 5%. The tech heavy Chinext jumped almost 6%. Hong Kong stocks followed suit with the Hang Seng index rallying over 600 points and the H-share index up over 3%.
On Tuesday’s Money Talk Connie Bolland, Founder and Chief Economist of Economic Research Analysis and Marc Franklin, Senior Portfolio Manager from Conning Asia Pacific will provide their analysis of the latest economic, financial market and business developments. We’ll also discuss how the US-China trade war is impacting Hong Kong with Louis Chan, Assistant Principal Economist at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. (8:00am-8:30am, email to email@example.com, or leave your comments on Facebook or Twitter)
Carrie Lam will deliver her annual Policy Address this Wednesday, October 10, with a live broadcast of the speech at 11am and the afternoon news conference at 2.15pm and full news coverage on Radio 3.
On Friday, October 12, from 8-9am, the Chief Executive herself will join us in our studio to answer your questions and listen to your comments on the Policy Address. Hugh Chiverton and Danny Gittings will be the hosts. You can call us on 2338 8266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you make of the policy initiatives? Where were they most effective, and where do you think they fell short? Will the housing plans make a real difference? What about policies on education, innovation, poverty alleviation?
On November 14, the Chief Executive will meet the business sector to discuss her Policy Address further. We'll be broadcasting that luncheon talk also.
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Hong Kong's Top Story is an annual writing competition organised by RTHK, Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong. This year we are searching for top fiction talents by inviting writers to compose a story inspired by local sounds -- the Sounds of Hong Kong.
What is the most impressive and typical sound of Hong Kong for you? How do you feel about it? Submit a story not more than 2,000 words and send it to email@example.com or submit online.
The winners of each section will receive book prizes from Pan Macmillan, dining vouchers from the Lan Kwai Fong Group and a one-hour consultation session with a Hong Kong-based author.
Put on your creative cap and get writing!
Don’t miss the deadline -- November 2nd 2018.
Starting from now until November, you can have a chance to appreciate the winning pieces of 2017, every Sunday evening from 6.45pm-7pm.
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