“Uncle Ray” Cordeiro recently retired from Radio 3, after an amazing 70-year broadcasting career. He’s a music legend, and is known the world over by anybody with any connection to Hong Kong. In this short film by Phil Whelan, Ray shares a few childhood memories of the music and the close family he dearly loved.
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Brew. After 10.30 today Jarrod Watt will serve up this week’s Aussie news, plus some great tracks from Down Under. After 11 Dr. Merrin Pearse will be joined by wildlife photographer and spider enthusiast Marco Chan. Join us on Facebook live for some wonderful photos as well. At 12.10 join biz futurist Morris Miselowski, live from Melbourne, for our weekly look at “what just might be”. Today: If space really is the final frontier, wouldn’t it be best if we don’t populate it with space junk? Finally, we’re Vietnam bound at 12.40 for the latest from our Bureau Chief-at-large Neil Runcieman Last time we chatted, Ho Chi Minh City authorities had imposed a strict lockdown due to COVID worries. Join Neil on air and on Facebook live.
Australian stocks have jumped to a record high after the UK and Australia finalised a bilateral trade deal. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian PM Scott Morrison agreed the deal following the G7 summit and a formal announcement is expected later Tuesday. It is the first trade deal to be negotiated from scratch since the UK left the EU and is expected to give UK and Australian food producers and other businesses easier access to each other's market. However, there has been growing opposition among UK farmers to the deal over fears that Australian farmers are able to produce beef at a lower cost because farmers in Australia are allowed to use some hormone growth promoters, pesticides, and feed additives that are banned in the UK.
On Wednesday’s Money Talk we’re joined by Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, David Roche, President & Global Strategist at Independent Strategy and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
On Tuesday's Backchat, Covid-19 updates. Your hosts will be Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong.
Hong Kong children aged 12 to 15 will be able to start getting their BioNTech coronavirus vaccines on June 14.
The government said shuttle bus services could be arranged to run between vaccination centres and schools, so that students and their parents can get the jab in groups. Medical staff could also be deployed to give vaccinations at campuses.
Officials said schools could resume full-day classes if around 70 percent of teachers and students are vaccinated. But some parents and pupils remain cautious, worrying about possible side effects.
Do you think Covid restrictions should be relaxed in schools? How will this boost the vaccine take-up rate?
Meanwhile, the private sector tries to boost vaccination rates with incentives including $20 million worth of shopping coupons, free insurance policies and gold bars. What do you think? Will you join in?
Let us know your thoughts. You can leave your comments on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at email@example.com, or give us a call on 2338 8266.
Join Luisa Tam every Saturday morning for Yum Cha. Just like the popular Cantonese tradition, when family and friends gather together to sip tea and enjoy a variety of dim sum' dishes, so Luisa will treat you to lots of fun, introduce some interesting guests, and play some great music, in an energetic and cheerful combination. ( Saturdays 9am -- 12 noon )
With the retirement of Uncle Ray Cordeiro (see below), Radio 3 has a new evening line-up of programmes, starting from May 17. Long-standing presenter Peter King moves from his mid-evening show to the late-night hours with Pete’s Magical Mystery Tour. The style of music will be similar to that already enjoyed by listeners, with hits from the sixties and seventies in the first hour, followed by more of a nostalgia feel as midnight approaches, and golden oldies in the final hour’s sentimental journey. (Mon – Fri 10pm – 1am)
From 7pm to 9pm every weekday evening you can listen in to another of Radio 3’s long-established DJs, Simon Willson, bringing you the best in international music. Simon will also continue to host his live show on Sunday afternoons. (Mon – Fri, 7pm -- 9pm; Sundays, 1.10pm – 4pm)
Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is an annual charity campaign jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and the South China Morning Post (SCMP). It aims to support the Hong Kong community and beyond, through the combined charitable fundraising power of two of Hong Kong’s most respected news organisations. Over the past 33 years, it has raised more than HK$333 million for over 300 charities in Hong Kong.
We are now calling for a new round of funding proposals:
· Applicants must be non-profit charitable organisations registered in Hong Kong and exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
· Maximum funding amount per project is HK$1 million
We welcome projects:
· Supporting children, youth, the elderly, physical and mental disability services
· Focusing on sustainability or innovative education (such as STEM)
Submission deadline: July 13, 2021 (Tuesday) 5:00pm. Finalists will be invited to present a proposal to the selection committee in August. Applications results will be announced in September 2021.
For details, guidelines and submission, please visit our website. https://oschk.org/
Radio 3's English Poetry Competition is back! After another successful year, we're doing it again. The theme this year is "White", which could involve weddings, funerals, the concept of purity, snow in the mountains: whatever you want to make of it.
If you're feeling creative, then send us your poem of 400 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can submit more than one entry and even have your winning piece read on air.
The deadline is July 12, 2021.
New to Saturday evenings, James Ross plays two hours of the biggest and best songs from the past few decades. Great hits that you remember … and a few that maybe you’ve forgotten! It’s not just about one particular era - The Greatest Hits of Music includes top tunes from the 60s right up to today. You’ll hear everything from The Beatles, Diana Ross, and Hall & Oates right through to Dua Lipa, Doja Cat and Ed Sheeran. Plus, James includes many of today’s hits from around the world, including both the UK Top 40 and the US Billboard 100 – and there’s plenty of music news, the movie minute, and the mystery TV theme tune too.
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