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 and welcome to Monday. We’ll kick off Morning Brew at 10.10 with our weekly rugby report from Robbie McRobbie, the boss of HK Rugby. Our New York correspondent, columnist and best selling author, Tracy Quan will be with us at 10.40. At 11.40 we’ll find out how music is helping endangered wildlife species through a wonderful competition (ahead of Endangered Species Day next week) called “Voices for the Planet”. Dr. Ying Ying Liu, who heads the organisation Lumivoce, and is a fab singer herself, will be with us to tell you all about it. After 12, another visit to Ho Chi Minh City to catch up with MB’s Bureau Chief-at-large, Niel Runcieman. When we spoke a couple of weeks ago the authorities had just ramped their COVID restrictions back up to max. We’ll find out the latest today with Neil. (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Facebook)
Welcome to Thursday on Morning Brew. Commentator Steve Vines will be with us after 10 for his weekly look at the news and ... stuff. At 11.10 we’ll find out about a wonderful fund raising challenge called HIKE FOR FREEDOM. Hikers Joe Lodder and Catherine Cormack, who both live on Lantau, are currently in the process of a four day hike over 300km in distance with 18,600m of elevation. The message is simple; people should be free and animals shouldn’t be abandoned. Catherine and Joe are raising money for two wonderful charities; STOP trafficking of people, and TAILS Lantau. We’ll catch them mid-journey this morning. After 11.30 our weekly house call with vet Dr. David Gething. Today is very topical (geddit?), as he’ll talk about vaccinations. And, after 12 we welcome back Maestro JC Viens, for some wine talk, live from Italy.