Radio 3 is delighted to announce the winners of RTHK's very first Hong Kong English Poetry Competition. After receiving a fantastic response of 106 entries from our listeners, the judges selected the three prize-winners, with the results announced at a ceremony held on August 20 at Broadcasting House. The awards were presented by Acting Deputy Director of Broadcasting (Programmes) Kirindi Chan Man-kuen; Henrik Hoeg from Peel Street Poetry; and Hugh Chiverton, Head of English Programme Service at RTHK.
For our inaugural competition, we called for entries under the theme of “Birth”. The winning pieces will be published on our website, as well as the Radio 3 Facebook Page and Noreen Mir on RTHK Radio 3.
The MC for the Kong English Poetry Competition Awards 2019 was Gladys Chiu.
Johnathan SIU - "Pietà, or an Apologia to my Unborn Child"
Wiency WONG - "Swimming Home"
Stephanie STUDZINSKI - "Mural"
On today's 123 Show, we hear about the protection of African wildlife, and in particular, lions. We're joined by Colin Dawson, chairman of the Elephant Foundation; Daniel Ole Sambu, a Maasai Warrior and head of the predator protection programme at the Big Life Foundation; and Richard Turere, a young Maasai innovator, who, at the tender age of 12, invented "lion lights" to protect his family’s livestock from lion attack. That's at 1.30. After 2, in this week's Chewsday report we hear about what makes the cuisine of Italy’s Piedmont region different from other parts of the country. Andrea Burzio, a new chef in town at a long-standing Italian restaurant in Kowloon, talks to our food and drink reporter Andrew Dembina. (1:15pm-3pm, email@example.com)
Good morning and welcome to Tuesday. We kick off Morning Brew after 9 with our daily mini request thing. Just email or post your song choice on our Facebook page. After 10 we welcome cyclist and sportsman James Owens, who’s on a bike ride from the UK to Japan for the start of the rugby World Cup. He’s raising money for a wonderful sport development charity called ChildFund Pass It Back. He has arrived in Hong Kong and we’ll catch up this morning. We talked some months ago when he was in Hanoi. At 10.40 more from Aus Boy Jarrod Watt. As always he has all the news from Down Under that’s fit to broadcast, and a couple of great tracks for you. Dr. Merrin Pearse will be with us after 11 for this week’s eco bit. And, after 12, Morris Miselowski joins us on the line from Melbourne for this week's biz futurism talk. No matter how much civilisation advances, there will always be a time when the job can be best done by...animals. That's where we start today. (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Twitter has accused the Chinese government of actively attempting to “sow political discord in Hong Kong” through a coordinated state-backed operation using accounts on its platform. Twitter said it removed 936 accounts that were spreading misinformation to undermine the “legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement”. Twitter said as many as 200,000 other accounts, designed to amplify the misinformation, were suspended before becoming "substantially active”. The company said, “covert, manipulative behaviours have no place on our service — they violate the fundamental principles on which our company is built.”
On Wednesday’s Money Talk, our panel of guests reviewing the last business headlines, are Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, Tariq Dennison, Portfolio Manager at GFM Asset Management and on the phone from Washington D.C., RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood. After 8:30, we’ll preview the Jackson Hole symposium and the clamour for even lower interest rates from central banks with Mitul Kotecha, Senior Emerging Market Strategist at TD Securities. We’ll also discuss the role of the media in the Hong Kong protests with Jonathan Wright, Global Managing Director at Dow Jones. (Every Mon - Thu 8:00-9:00 am, every Fri 8:00-8:30 am, except PHs, email email@example.com, or visit our Facebook page Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3, or Twitter MoneyTalkRadio3)
These days Chris Thrall is a successful British author. But, it wasn't always so. In the 1990s he left the Royal Marines to find his fortune in Hong Kong, but instead found himself homeless, and hooked on crystal methamphetamine. In a downward spiral, he also began working for the 14K triad society as a doorman in one of their nightclubs in Wan Chai. Dealing with psychosis and paranoia, this "foreign triad" had to survive in the world’s most unforgiving city, addicted to the world’s most dangerous drug. First broadcast in 2016 on Radio 3, "Eating Smoke" is his story, and you can hear part one (of three) this coming Saturday.
It’s read by Nicholas Atkinson, abridged for radio by Alan Sargent, and Directed and Produced by Phil Whelan, Pete Spurrier, and Chris Thrall. (Saturday, 8.30am)
This Sunday morning (August 25th) at 8.30, journalism lecturer and broadcaster Robin Ewing will take you back in time to meet some of the great women instrumentalists who made, played and changed jazz. Along the way, and over the next four weeks, you’ll hear a little blues, country, and rock-n-roll too in...Real Gone Gals
Produced by Phil Whelan
This coming Saturday afternoon at 12.05, join us for Good Ol' Country with Michael Lance. Apart from being one quarter of the amazing Metro Vocal Group, he's lived and breathed country music since he was small. Michael was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised on beef, corn, and potatoes. At a young age, he travelled North America with his family's Country and Western band, and developed a love for those great story driven songs, sung by some of the greatest story tellers of all time. Stand up, find a partner, and dance the two-step to some....Good Ol' Country. (Saturdays, 12.05pm-1pm, Facebook: @nebraskamike)
On Friday's Backchat, Hugh Chiverton, Danny Gittings and guests are talking about the latest developments in the current wave of civil unrest. Major incidents in the past week have involved further clashes between protesters in different parts of the territory, the firing of tear gas inside Kwai Fong MTR Station, and a demonstration at the airport lasting several days and descending into violence, with some protesters detaining and assaulting two mainlanders, including a journalist from the Global Times, and preventing travellers from leaving. What effect is all of this having on Hong Kong's image? How may it have changed public attitudes towards the protest movement? What about the role of the Chief Executive? And what about reports of mainland paramilitary police massing in Shenzhen? Let us know your thoughts. Leave a message here, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 23388266.
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