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
Good morning and welcome to Monday. At 10.10 Morning Brew’s week begins, as usual, with Robbie McRobbie’s medium level rugby report. At 10.40 we’ll catch up with columnist, author, and New York correspondent, Tracy Quan. At 11.40 we welcome classical guitar virtuoso Xuefei Yang back to the The Brew. She’s in Hong Kong again for a recital, tomorrow night, of Spanish, Chinese, and Latin music. At 12.40 we’ll return to Tai Tam Country Park to catch up with adventurer Paul Niel and the team from Project Avenger. As their hunt for the remains of a downed Second World War American plane draws to a close, we’ll see what they have uncovered since we spoke last week.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org )