A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Jim Gould and Janice Wong

    Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk

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    Education amid Covid-19

    8:30am-9:30am: Education amid Covid

    8:30am-9:15am: Dr Quratulain Zaidi, Hong Kong-based Clinical Psychologist from MindnLife Psychology Practice

    8:30am-9:00am: Jacqui Roberts, Founder Director, Red Shoe Dance

    9:00am-9:30am: Mervyn Cheung, Chairman, HK Education Policy Concern Group

    9:15am-9:30am: Wendy Huang, community organiser with the Society for Community Organisation

    On Wednesday’s Backchat: schooling and learning amid Covid-19.

    The Education Bureau says primary schools can apply to resume full-day classes only if the vaccination rate of both teachers and students reaches 70 percent.

    Children aged five to 11 can now receive the Sinovac jab, or choose to take the BioNTech vaccine from February 16.  

    Both primary and secondary schools have suspended face-to-face classes until after the Lunar New Year. Students are forced to stay at home as extra-curricular lessons are also moved online owing to the social distancing measures.

    Meanwhile, a concern group says the situation for special educational needs students has worsened during the current fifth wave of the pandemic, and has urged the Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, to increase assistance for these children from grassroots families.

    26/01/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    26/01/2022 - Education amid Covid-19




     Hidde Bart de Vries, Co-Chairs, Adoptive Families of Hong Kong


    Helga Vanthournout, Senior Advisor of ADM Capital Foundation


    Chris B, Founder, Musicians Foundation and the Underground HK


    Dr Charles Ng, medical doctor and public health expert from Johns Hopkins


    Ronnie Leung, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding & Logistics

    Drug abuse; and world’s most expensive cities

    主持人:Jim Gould and Janice Wong

    8:30am-9:15am: drug abuse among young people

    8:30am-9:15am: Sky Siu, Executive Director, KELY Support Group

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr Vanessa Wong, specialist in psychiatry; worked in the Hospi-tal Authority addiction psychiatry unit 

    9:15am-9:30am: world’s most expensive cities

    9:15am-9:30am: Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

    On Thursday's Backchat: drug abuse among young people, and world’s most expensive cities.

    The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups says a study suggests the number of young people using marijuana has increased by nearly 80 percent in the past two years.

    It said that among the 114 people aged between 10 and 35 who are receiving anti-drug support from the group, the number of cannabis abusers has grown from nine cases in 2019 to 16 cases this year.

    Marijuana is shown to be the most popular drug, with 37 percent taking it in the past three years, followed by cocaine and methamphetamine hydrochloride, known as ice.

    From 9:15am, we’re talking about Hong Kong losing its top ranking as the world's most expensive city in the latest index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.


    02/12/2021 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    02/12/2021 - Drug abuse among young people

    02/12/2021 - World’s most expensive cities

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