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.
Catch it live:
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
Monday Monday! James Ross in the chair, and we kick off with news of tomorrow night's tribute to HK's health workers on World Health Day. Bally Gill will tell us more at 9.45. After 10 we'll be consoling Robbie McRobbie head honcho of Hong Kong Rugby Union, since today should be the day after the Rugby Sevens! After 1030 NYC correspondent Tracy Quan joins us with the latest from the Big Apple, and after 11 we replay part 1 of an interview with American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny from a couple of years back, with some of his music choices. After 11.30 - author Matt Friedman. Matt is CEO of the Mekong Club, and works mostly on human trafficking issues. He's just written a book titled "Be the Hero: Be the Change", about how to help, how you can make a difference. After 12 what's the state of our food industry? With so many restaurant closures is there light at the end of the tunnel? Well we hope so, and so does the CEO of Foodie.magazine_hk Lily Ng, who'll be on the line.
It’s Thursday on Morning Brew. Good morning. At 10.10 today we welcome back our man in Sai Kung, Steve Vines, live on video from his country hideout. As Hong Kong and the rest of the world are somewhat preoccupied right now, it seems that some very interesting things (mostly to do with some very slick “in-out” arrests of various people) have also been happening here. Perfect cover? Pure coincidence? More from Steve. After 11.30 we’re off to visit our MB vet, Dr. David Gething. As usual these days, it’s our weekly wine class with JC Viens at 12.10. We wrap up at 12.40 with best selling author and broadcaster Paul French who joins us on the line from the UK with a fascinating tale of how a wartime artist drew America’s attention to China’s plight under the Japanese occupation in 1941.