On Tuesday's 123 Show, we're having a chat with whisky expert John Rhodes about pairing whisky with Chinese New Year food, especially Poon Choi, which translates as “Chinese casserole in a basin”. That's at 1.30. After 2, Chewsday reporter Andrew Dembina talks about hot foodie online portals to know. And finally after 2.30 Sadie Kaye is back with her skewed take on life in her monthly humour column, "Sharp Pains". This one's called "Foot In It".
Welcome to Tuesday on Morning Brew. For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, today is Australia Day. After 10, who better to take you through it, with quite a collection of Aussie music and some chat, than Jarrod Watt? To avoid Facebook jail, the mainly music part of today's session will be audio only, then we'll turn the camera on. At 11.10 Dr. Merrin Pearse will be talking orchids with Dr. Stephan W. Gale, who leads Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden's Orchid Conservation Section. And, after 12 we're going back to Australia Fair to meet biz futurist Morris Miselowski, and have a look at some of his country’s great inventors and inventions.
On Wednesday's Backchat, banned! - the future of social media.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has said permanently suspending Donald Trump was the right thing to do, but at the same time it set a dangerous precedent. Should 'big tech' - social media monsters like Facebook and Twitter - have the right and responsibility to remove content they think is dangerous, to society or to individuals - or is that a direct threat to free speech?
Have we painted ourselves into a corner with social media where the loudest voices get all the attention, no matter how wrong they are? Is better moderation the answer, or more regulation? Who gets to say what social media rules should be?
Let us know your thoughts, you can leave a message on our Facebook, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 23388266.
South Korea’s economy performed better than expected in the final quarter of 2020 boosted by strong tech exports and optimism over Seoul’s Covid-19 vaccine roll out plans. GDP in Asia’s fourth-biggest economy expanded 1.1% quarter-on-quarter in the final three months of 2020, according to Bank of Korea data. That was down from 2.1% in the third quarter but ahead of most economists’ expectations for growth of just 0.7%. The Bank of Korea revised upwards its forecast for 2021 GDP growth to 3%, from its earlier forecast of 2.8%.
On Wednesday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, Will Denyer, US Economist & Asset Allocation Strategist at Gavekal and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood.
Radio 3's record-setting DJ Ray Cordeiro is continuing to take a break from his late-night show, All the Way with Ray. Uncle Ray celebrated his 96th birthday in December and is keeping safe during the pandemic. He hopes to be back on air once the public health situation allows. In the meantime Kevin Lewis and Simon Willson are taking turns and sitting in.
Operation Santa Claus (OSC), jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 and the South China Morning Post (SCMP), kicked off its annual fund-raising campaign today with the theme ‘Caring Community, Caring Christmas’ for 2020, as well as a series of announcements aimed at promoting the spirit of giving to benefit those in need during the festive season.
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This year Operation Santa is supporting 19 charities including HandsOn Hong Kong, which runs a project called “Care Delivered” with another charity, Feeding Hong Kong. We talk to project organisers Catherine Dannaoui, Associate Director of HandsOn, and Gabrielle Kirstein, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Hong Kong, to find out how this joint campaign is helping some of the most vulnerable people who are being affected by Covid-19.
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