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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Good morning. It’s Thursday on Morning Brew, and once again we’ll have a musical start at 10.10. Live folk music in Hong Kong seems to be the thing these days, partly because it involves less “gear”, but more importantly because so many people here seem to love it. Under the name “What The Folk”, there are a lot of gigs going on for the rest of this year. Organiser of this mini festival, Mark Rawson, will join us with all the details and some music from a couple of local bands. After 11, our vet Dr. David Gething will be with us to advise you to be careful what you read. Social media is full of back room animal advice, including todays topic; a graphic telling us which human medicines are safe for dogs. This made him raise more than half an eyebrow. Do ask him any of your pet questions too. At 12.10 we’ll find out about ‘Hong Kong Through Australian Eyes’; an exhibition at The Fringe which starts tomorrow, and highlights the work of four amazing Aussie photographers who live in Hong Kong. Former Fleet Street news photographer Jayne Russell is one of them, and she’ll tell you more.
Welcome to Morning Brew. Musical chairs this morning as we compress five days into three and await the year of the goat/sheep/gerbil. Tracy Quan joins us live on the line from New York at the earlier time of 09.40. On the back of last week's chat, more today on why Asian American teenagers seem to like to identify with any culture but their own. After 10.00, in a one-off Wednesday special, Steve Vines will be back to keep things nicely down to standard. This week, is it a case of frying pans and fires for CY? Is a great big (and growing) bubble about to burst on the streets of the New Territories? And, Democratic Party Chairwoman Emily Lau says she hasn't seen any invitation to a meeting with Beijing officials. Nooo! Really? At 11.10, Dr. Merrin Pearse offers us a breath of fresh air and asks if there is any connection between the approaching holiday and the recent huge blanket of filth across the City. Theatre producer Tom Hope and actor Andy Chworowsky will talk about the latest offering from Braveheart Theatre at 11.40. After 12, movie reviewer James Marsh will be back to talk Oscars and Lunar New Year releases. (9:30am-1pm, ,email email@example.com )