Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.
Catch it live:
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
Good morning! Welcome to a new week on Morning Brew. At 10:10, we'll receive our weekly dose of rugby news from Robbie McRobbie. After that, our New York correspondent Tracy Quan will take us to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum at the Smithsonian, plus we've got book club and other assorted bits as well from the Big Apple. After 11:30, we're gonna meet bilingual actor, singer, and composer Micah Sandt, who's starring in "The Bonn Man" this Saturday, with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. It's the story of Beethoven's battle with deafness, as told by his right-hand man, Ferdinand Ries. After 12, we'll chat with Neil Runcieman, who's joining us live from Ho Chi Minh City.
On Morning Brew this Wednesday, our girl in New York, Tracy Quan joins us on the line at 10.10. This week, on the back of book publisher Penguin pulling Wendy Doniger's "Hindus" in India (as discussed with TIME Mag's Krista Mahr the other day) we'll talk about the implications of regional censorship and the moral responsibilities of publishers in general. Also, Canada is in a spin over how to handle a prostitution ruling, and the new Bridget Jones diary for some token girly stuff. After 11 today, virtuoso Aussie Drummer/Percussionist Chris Brien joins us in the studio with some young drummers (Drumlets?) to talk about his upcoming gig this weekend. At 12.10 we welcome back the one and only Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Steve Barnes to answer any and all HK Visa questions you may have. However simple you think it may be, Steve can help you. Do get in touch. We'll say our regular "hi" to Group Captain Chiverton to wrap up, with details of tomorrow's edition of Back Chat. (9.30am-1pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org )