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! 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 today, New York correspondent and best selling author Tracy Quan returns at 10.10 for our weekly rendezvous. Today, on the back of a piece in Dissent Magazine, we'll talk about writer Vivek Bald's take on the very selective American anti-Asian immigration laws of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At 10.40 our first guest from this year's Intimacy of Creativity Festival. Each year some of the world's foremost instrumental soloists and composers come together in Hong Kong to work closely on new pieces and perform some of the great chamber music repertoire. Today, it's live music and chat with John Bruce Yeh, who is the Assistant Principal Clarinet player in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Today is "Earth Day", so after 11.30, Dr. Merrin Pearse joins us in the studio for all things environmental. After 12.30 author Paul French joins us on the line from London. Paul has written several very popular books about Asian society, including the fascinating "Midnight in Peking", which is the true story of the murder of a young British woman in January 1937. Today; murder in...Shanghai. (9:30am-1pm, ,email firstname.lastname@example.org )