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.
Today on Morning Brew we take our Tuesday look at the world through the eyes of commentator Harvey Stockwin, at 10.10. This week, the world waits to see if the new Indonesian president will execute a group of drug smugglers to show control, or pardon them to show respect for other countries. This is a tough decision on many levels. Also, the Japanese prime minister visits President Obama. And, more on Anzac Day and the British General Election. At 11.10, MB's tame classics scholar and author Angelo Paratico joins us to launch his brand new book on the Mona Lisa we never knew. After 11.30 it's off to the opera (hoorah!). Opera Hong Kong is performing a piece by the King of Operetta, Franz Lehar. It's called The Land Of Smiles. We meet Director Guy Montavon and Conductor Xu Zhong. It's music of a different kind after 12.00, with super successful Hong Kong born composer Ian Ng, who will tell us about his involvement in The Intimacy Of Creativity 2015 and his stunning composition for the American Ballet Theatre. (9:30am-1pm, ,email firstname.lastname@example.org )