On Wednesday's 123 Show we're talking to hypnotherapist, life coach and author Sonia Samtani about her debut book "52 Thoughts for Conscious Living: One Inspiring Thought Each Week to Lead You Consciously Through the Year". That's at 1.30. After 2.30 Cruzanne Macalligan is with us for our mid-week audio column. This week Cruz will talk about stripes, a pattern for more than zebras.
Good morning and welcome to Wednesday. We have a musical start today. On this date in 1756 the world's most famous composer, to us anyway, was born. But, was he so famous during his own lifetime? Was he the "musical Christ"? as Tchaikovsky later said? Was he plain "nuts"? And, interestingly, as others have suggested over the years, was his sister actually the real musical one of the family? Composer and conductor Colin Touchin is back with us at 10.10 to address these points, and wish Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus... Mozart, a happy birthday. After 11.30 we welcome RTL France's man in Hong Kong, Philippe Dova, for more French sounds, and... le news. At 12.10 today, our weekly visit to Chris Watts at his Motion Dynamics studio in Central. Of course, join Chris on Facebook live with your questions, which he'll answer straight away with the odd demo thrown in for good measure.
On Wednesday's Backchat, banned! - the future of social media.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has said permanently suspending Donald Trump was the right thing to do, but at the same time it set a dangerous precedent. Should 'big tech' - social media monsters like Facebook and Twitter - have the right and responsibility to remove content they think is dangerous, to society or to individuals - or is that a direct threat to free speech?
Have we painted ourselves into a corner with social media where the loudest voices get all the attention, no matter how wrong they are? Is better moderation the answer, or more regulation? Who gets to say what social media rules should be?
Let us know your thoughts, you can leave a message on our Facebook, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at email@example.com or give us a call on 23388266.
The US Federal Reserve will deliver its latest monetary policy decision in the early hours of Thursday morning Hong Kong time, following its two-day meeting. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will give a press conference shortly afterwards. The FOMC is likely to re-emphasize that it is still too early to talk about slowing the pace of QE or raising interest rates at the current juncture despite the increased likelihood of more fiscal stimulus from the Biden administration. Investors will also be listening closely for Mr. Powell’s assessment of the US economy.
On Thursday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Personal Wealth Advisor, Enzio von Pfeil and Jack Siu, Director & Senior APAC Strategist at Credit Suisse. Agnes Wong, Hong Kong Tax Partner at PwC has some recommendations for Hong Kong’s budget next month.
Radio 3's record-setting DJ Ray Cordeiro is continuing to take a break from his late-night show, All the Way with Ray. Uncle Ray celebrated his 96th birthday in December and is keeping safe during the pandemic. He hopes to be back on air once the public health situation allows. In the meantime Kevin Lewis and Simon Willson are taking turns and sitting in.
Operation Santa Claus (OSC), jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 and the South China Morning Post (SCMP), kicked off its annual fund-raising campaign today with the theme ‘Caring Community, Caring Christmas’ for 2020, as well as a series of announcements aimed at promoting the spirit of giving to benefit those in need during the festive season.
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This year Operation Santa is supporting 19 charities including HandsOn Hong Kong, which runs a project called “Care Delivered” with another charity, Feeding Hong Kong. We talk to project organisers Catherine Dannaoui, Associate Director of HandsOn, and Gabrielle Kirstein, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Hong Kong, to find out how this joint campaign is helping some of the most vulnerable people who are being affected by Covid-19.
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