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
Welcome to a new week on Morning Brew. We’ll begin as usual at 10.10 with all the latest local and Asian rugby news from Robbie McRobbie. New York Correspondent and best selling author Tracy Quan joins us after 10.30. Apparently New York now has a Covid management system in place that actually... works, or so Tracy thinks. After 11, the first of a handful of reports by Hugh on how people are fundraising and giving to Operation Santa Claus. It’s interesting to find out how some of the big companies who regularly help our yearly drive with fun events actually do it. Today he talks with May Lam from Swire about their roadshow with a difference. This one includes the 2020 theme song, which is performed by Pakho Chau, who was being filmed singing as Hugh and May chatted. At 12.10 today our final report from Switzerland with Neil Runcieman. He’s leaving for pastures new this week, and will like become our “French countryside” correspondent.
James Ross in for Phil this week and next, and this morning we find out about the citywide clap which is planned for tonight at 8pm. The event by the Hong Kong Community Foundation mirrors similar claps around the world, including the UK, as we salute heroes who've been working tirelessly to keep Hong Kong safe during the coronavirus crisis. Sally Lo is the founder of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which is supporting the event, and she'll tell us more at 10.15. After 11 we'll have the final part of Music of My Life with LEEE JOHN of 80's supergroup Imagination, and his music choices, and then after 11.30 author Christopher Dillon joins us to talk about the state of the property market here. Chris is the author of the "Landed" series of books about property, such as Landed Hong Kong and Landed Japan. After 12 James Marsh is on the show with our Friday movie and streaming extravaganza, and today he's focused on Tiger King and Freud.