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 Friday's Backchat, the ban on e-cigarettes. The CE has changed a plan to restrict their sale to minors, and the latest proposal will prohibit the import, sales and promotion of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. The plan has triggered reactions from both sides. Some doctors say that it will help prevent more people from smoking - especially the younger generation. Advocates of e-cigarettes claim it is a step backward and contrary to international trends. Will the ban be effective in encouraging smokers to quit and promote public health? Or instead drive smokers to buy traditional tobacco products?
After 9:20, the China propaganda chief's warning to Hong Kong media over interference with mainland politics.
Friday is the 31st anniversary of “Black Monday”, when US shares plunged by 22% in a single day on 19 October 1987. Just over three decades later, shares across the world, but particularly in the US and China, have been increasingly volatile in recent days. Treasury yields, the dollar and oil are also having larger than usual moves. Geopolitical risks are partly to blame. In addition, the latest FOMC minutes show the Fed determined to carry on increasing interest rates over protests from President Trump about a "crazy" and "out of control" central bank.
On Friday's Money Talk we're joined by Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities and Quentin Webb, Asia Markets Editor at The Wall Street Journal. On the phone from Sydney is Toby Lawson, Head of Global Markets for Societe Generale Australia.(8:00am-8:30am, email to email@example.com, or leave your comments on Facebook or Twitter)
On Friday's 123 Show, Jean Hudson tells us about the latest garage sales that she's organising at the University of Science and Technology. The proceeds from the events go towards supporting several charities, including our own annual campaign, Operation Santa Claus. That's at 1.30. After that, we'll hear a short story called Whispers, by Liam Beale, who was the third prize winner of Hong Kong's Top Story 2017 in the adult category. The story is read by Liam himself. And for those listeners who are into writing, don't forget to submit your entry for this year's stop story competition. The deadline is November 2. After 2, on the Agender cafe we're talking about cancers affecting women. Hosts Karen Koh and Noreen Mir talk to Katharina Reimer from the Karen Leung Foundation, which is Hong Kong’s only charity dedicated to gynaecological cancers, and Barbara Thole, who is a breast cancer survivor. (1:15pm-3pm, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook: www.facebook.com/NoreenMirRTHKradio3)
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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