On Wednesday's 123 Show we're talking to Bishop Tom Wright, distinguished author, theologian and Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary's College at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Bishop Wright is here as part of the celebrations for the 170th anniversary of St. John's Cathedral. Rachel Cartland and Noreen Mir chat with him at 1.30. After 2, Narelle Pamuk, the founder & chairman of Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation, tells Annalie Chow about her organisation's work in rescuing and finding homes for stray dogs. And after 2.30, Cruzanne Macalligan joins us for our midweek audio column. This week we chat about laundry. (1:15pm-3pm, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook: www.facebook.com/NoreenMirRTHKradio3)
Welcome to Wednesday on Morning Brew. We’ll take our weekly package tour to The Caribbean at 9.40 to chat with Janice Jensen from Nevis Animal Speak, Inc.. Today she’ll talk about the animal anti-vaccination movement. At 10.40 local artist Martin Lever will be with us to invite you to his exhibition of wonderfully colourful and imaginative work at the 14th Asia Contemporary Art Show. At 11.40 RTL France Correspondent Philippe Dova will be back in the studio with us after his report from Tokyo last week. Finally, as it’s Wednesday, your weekly Pilates class with Jason Clark begins at 12.10. Join us on Facebook Live. (9:30am-1pm, email email@example.com )
Asian stocks are trading to the downside Wednesday morning ahead of the March meeting of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee, which will conclude in the early hours of Thursday morning Hong Kong time. Interest rates are expected to be left unchanged following the meeting and Fed chairman Jerome Powell is likely to restate the FOMC’s “patient” approach to future interest rates moves. The market is pricing in a 20bps cut in interest rates by the end of 2019, compared to the Fed’s dot plots which forecast two more increases this year. The Fed’s plans for its US$4 trillion balance sheet will also be in focus. Jay Powell said last month that an announcement on the run-down of the balance sheet would come “fairly soon.”
On Thursday’s Money Talk to analyse the latest monetary policy decision from the Fed are personal wealth advisor Enzio von Pfeil and Bob Howe, Founder & CEO of Geomatrix.
For the second consecutive year, the Economist Intelligence Unit has compiled the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index. Commissioned by the Yidan Prize Foundation, the index assesses 50 economies, covering 89% of the world’s population, on dozens of indicators relating to education. To tell us more about it, we’ll be joined by Michael Frank, Senior Analyst in Public Policy at The Economist Intelligence Unit.
On Thursday's Backchat, are you feeling happy about Hong Kong? A survey from the HKU public opinion programme suggests that confidence in the future of Hong Kong is at its lowest since 1994. Peoples' trust in the Governments here and in Beijing has dropped massively, and confidence in 'One Country Two Systems' has slumped 10%. Young people are particularly pessimistic with 75% saying they have no confidence in 'One Country Two Systems' . Do you believe the polls? If we are so gloomy, despite a reasonable economy, what's the cause? Is Beijing's crackdown to blame? Will opportunities in the Greater Bay Area change minds?
After 9.20, should Hong Kong extradite a Former Thai Prime Minister?
Let us know your thoughts. You can leave a message on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on 23388266.
Calling all Saturday Squaddies! Expect a packed programme this week on The Saturday Squad with Annalie Chow. (Saturday, 9am-12nn)
First up we have Jane Chan, a student from Renaissance College, who will join the show just after 9.30 to talk about her solar panel installation project for the school.
Then we will find out how Corn Sim and Harris Khan are encouraging local communities to embrace racial diversity through their Hi! Strangers Free Walking Tour project at 10.
Want to know what being a lawyer is like? Solicitor Angeline Chan and pupil barrister Esmond Wong will tell you all about it at 10.30 on our regular professions feature.
And after 11, sports with Danny Hicks!
This coming Saturday afternoon at 12.05, join us for some Good Ol' Country. For the first time in nearly 20 years Radio 3 brings you the best in real-deal American country music. We’re very excited to welcome its host too, who apart from being one quarter of the amazing Metro Vocal Group, has lived and breathed country music since he was small. Michael Lance was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised on beef, corn, and potatoes. At a young age, he travelled North America in his family’s Country and Western band, and developed a love for those great story driven songs sung by some of the greatest story tellers of all time. Music has always been in his blood, literally, and he hopes his selection will make you stand up, find a partner, and dance the two-step to some....Good Ol' Country. (Saturdays, 12.05pm-1pm)
Financial Secretary Paul Chan reveals his annual Budget this Wednesday, February 27, from 11am. Radio 3 will provide live broadcasts of the speech and a news conference with the FS in the afternoon, along with full news coverage.
Radio 3 is also hosting a special Budget phone-in with Financial Secretary between 8am and 9am on Friday, March 1. You can call in on 23388266 to speak directly to Mr Chan, or email email@example.com with your questions and comments.
To explain his budget further, the FS will record Letter to Hong Kong, for broadcast on Sunday, March 17, at 8.15am.
And on March 19, FS Paul Chan will speak at the joint business community luncheon. Once again, Radio 3 will carry the speech live.
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This Saturday's Money Talk Xtra, presented by Peter Lewis, begins with a look at some of the financial challenges faced by low income families and their children. Jimmy Lam will speak to a millennial listener to hear about her financial plans. Finally, Peter examines the findings from a MPF investment behaviour survey.
The Closing Ceremony of Operation Santa Claus 2018 was held at Crown Wine Cellars on January 15, 2019. Our great thanks to all our generous sponsors, donors and supporters. Join us now and take a look at the highlights of the ceremony.
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