Radio 3 Highlights

Today's Focus
Money Talk: Poor manufacturing data out of the U.S. and China sends global stocks and commodities skidding. We analyse the latest economic data and the market reaction with Stewart Aldcroft of Citi Trust and Enzio von Pfeil of Private Capital. The Nikkei 225 also falls sharply on the latest numbers. We get a View From Japan with Andrew Staples of Economist Corporate Network in Tokyo to help us analyse the economic data out of Japan. As trade around the world falls sharply and more countries fall in recession, Canada being the latest casualty, we ask what is happening to the global economy. Join in the discussion. We welcome your questions and comments. (8am-8.30am, email to,  text to 63 93 59 25, facebook  twitter)

On Backchat, we will talk about the HKU saga on the appointment of a pro vice-chancellor. A large scale convocation has been called to vote on issues relating to the delay. Do you believe the leading University's autonomy and academic freedom are under threat? What part should the CE and his appointees play in the working of the institution? Should Johannes Chan get the job, even after criticism over donations? After 9.20, lead water scare. (8:30-9:30am, Call in 233 88 266 , facebook, email or text 6393 5925.)

Welcome to a wet Wednesday on Morning Brew. Unfortunately, last minute, Tracy Quan can't be with us today. So, after 10, we welcome back author and New York Times food writer Laura Silver, also on the line from NYC. At 10.40, Dr. Merrin Pearse will tell us how we can do our bit for HK's office environment by turning down the air conditioner and wearing a mankini, in Biz-Green Dress Day. After 11, The Economist's China Correspondent, Rosie Blau talks about the latest demographic trend in China of staying single. Has the younger generation lost faith in traditional Confucian family values? We have a brand new CD form "Project Soda" after 11.30 today. Front man and local film maker, Arne Venema joins us in the studio. At 12.10 we learn to train the brain for gain and wane... with Pilates Athlete, Jason Clark.(9:30am - 1:00pm, facebook , email

On today's 123 Show you can hear more about a locally produced documentary, "The Helper" which tells the tale of the unsung heroes of Hong Kong- our domestic helpers. You can help make this film into a reality by donating to their Kick starter. At 1.30pm we will hear from the director of The Helper, Joanna Bowers, and Laurence Fauchon - Founder of HelperChoice and Kay McArdle - CEO of PathFinders. After 2pm, we hear more about A University only for women. Christina Tamang, a student currently studying there tells us more about Asian University for Women and what makes it so special. And finally after 2.30, air quality in subdivided homes in Hong Kong as Clean Air Network releases a report on this. (1:15pm-3pm, facebook or email
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Tales From the Penthouse
This Sunday morning at 8.30, join Singer and Band leader Pete Moore for the penultimate episode in this series of "Tales From the Penthouse".  A little exposé of some of the great vocalists of the 20th century. Pete features stories about, and recordings by the owners some of the most iconic voices to ever have have hit the stage and the recording studio.This week: Aretha Franklin(Sunday, 30.08.2015)

Programme Schedule

Time Programme Presenter(s)
05:00-06:30 Night Music Music for night owls and early birds 
06:30-08:00 Hong Kong Today Michael Weeks and Ian Pooler 
08:00-08:30 Money Talk Peter Lewis 
08:30-09:30 Backchat Hugh Chiverton and Michael Chugani 
09:30-13:00 Morning Brew Phil Whelan 
13:00-13:15 News at One RTHK Newsroom  
13:15-15:00 1 2 3 Show Noreen Mir 
15:00-18:00 Steve James Steve James 
18:00-19:00 Newswrap RTHK Newsroom  
19:00-21:00 Peter King Peter King  
21:00-22:00 Teen Time Alyson Hau 
22:00-23:00 All The Way with Ray Ray Cordeiro  
23:00-23:30 News at Eleven RTHK Newsroom  
23:30-01:00 All The Way with Ray Ray Cordeiro  
01:00-05:00 Night Music -  
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