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.
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Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
Welcome to Monday on Morning Brew. Robbie McRobbie will get things rolling at 10.10 with his weekly rugby update. After that, New York correspondent Tracy Quan will join us from The Big Apple for this week’s news, books, and that shocking Hollywood mishap a few days ago. After 11.30 we’ll catch up with the Westbound Rower, Erden Eruc. He’s now ten days and five hundred miles out of Hawaii after a little stop-over, continuing his solo journey to Hong Kong. Join him, and Ocean Recovery Alliance's Doug Woodring, who is running the Hong Kong end of the project. At 12.40 our man in Vietnam, Neil Runcieman, will be with us live from Ho Chi Minh City. Neil, Erden, and Doug will be on Facebook live.
On Morning Brew today, commentator and author Tracy Quan joins us on the line from New York at 10.10 for our regular Wednesday catch up. This time she'll talk about a new sitcom called Fresh Off the Boat on ABC TV in the US, which is based on a best-selling memoir by Asian-American troublemaker and chef Eddie Huang. Tracy went to a screening/panel discussion about the show, featuring Amy Chua (Tiger Mother), rapper Awkwafina and Jeff Yang of the Wall Street Journal. It's the first show about an Asian-American family in 20 years. Eddie isn't that happy with it, and the New York Post says it's "anti-white". After 11.00, HK-based American writer Shannon Young will talk about her latest book Year of Fire Dragons. At 11.40 we meet BBC journalist and host of the BBC World Service's Outside Source programme, Ros Atkins. We wrap up today at 12.40 with news about the 2015 Battle of the Bands, with music from local bands The Wanchai Warriors and Les Gromechkos. (9:30am-1pm, ,email email@example.com )