Phil Whelan: A chat and music show hosted by Phil Whelan,
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. On Morning Brew today, commentator Steve Vines will be with us at 10.10. This week we have conclusive proof that Elton John was wrong. It doesn’t seem to be the hardest word. Far from it actually, but the people of Hong Kong don’t seem to be convinced in the slightest by this week’s spate of theatrical self flagellation. There is now a resounding chorus of, “Annnddd?”. Join Steve with your emails, and comments below. Today is World Refugee Day. Refugee status is a hugely grey area in Hong Kong, that even the experts sometimes struggle to explain. The message seems to be “come in but we don’t want you, and we’ll make that very clear to you frequently”. At 11.10 we meet Virginie Goethals who is the co founder of RUN, a NGO for refugees that provides rehabilitation through sport, with a special focus on women who are victims of torture and sexual violence. At 11.40 our vet Dr. David Gething returns. Following on from our chat yesterday with Janice Jensen about things we like to do but our dogs may not, we talk about dosing your furry friends with supplements. After 12, we’re fashionably off to Milan for this week's wine class with JC Viens. (9:30am-1pm, email email@example.com )
Welcome to Tuesday, and a big “thanks” to James Ross for brewing your past two mornings. All the Morning Brew guys today will be reporting from various little corners of the world, connections allowing. After 10 Aus Boy Jarrod Watt will be telling us what’s happening Down Under as he stares out into the Cebu Straight. Dr. Merrin Pearse remains in Greece and hopefully will be able to bring us his weekly eco-bit at 11.10. At 12.10 Morris Miselowski joins us from his evil lair in Melbourne to talk about giving up your social media passwords in exchange for an American visa. (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )