Radio 3 Highlights

Good Morning Hong Kong!

It's back to school and back to business next week as Radio 3 changes the morning schedule.

The new(ish) Money Talk programme, with Peter Lewis, finds a home from 8-8.30 every morning, with all the best of the one hour slot condensed into a handy half-hour. All the very latest financial and business news, informed analysis and a daily view from another economy.

Backchat, the panel discussion/argument with expert opinion on Hong Kong affairs and audience participation returns to run 8.30-9.30 Monday to Friday. Join in the daily debate by emailing, or commenting on the Facebook page 'Backchat on RTHK Radio 3', or just call in - 23388266.

Phil Whelan's Morning Brew kicks off a little later from Monday. The inimitable mix of music, reviews, commentators, performers and people who just like to chat, is the morning mainstay, weekdays 9.30 to 1.

Start every day informed, entertained and stimulated with Radio 3.
Today's Focus
For the final day in our summer 8am to 9am slot, Money Talk brings you your favourite Top 10 List from the past 8 weeks and the best in new music, current hits and classic oldies. We also cap a dramatic week in the markets by asking our guests what does all this volatility mean, what will policy makers say at this weekend's annual Jackson Hole gathering of central bankers and are we in a bear market? Joining us for the discussion will be Tobias Hekster, CIO of True Partner Advisor and Mitul Kotecha, head of Asia FX and rates strategy at Barclays. We also have a View From Australia with Peter Power, editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit in Brisbane. We will be back on Monday from 8 to 8:30 am. (8am-9am, email to,  text to 63 93 59 25, facebook  twitter)

Welcome to our last elongated Morning Brew for the summer. Backchat returns on Monday. A final 9am request session kicks us off. Do email or put something you'd like to hear on Facebook. After 10.10 a sweet end to the week...and Chef Jason Black. With Jason today is chocolatier Chef Priscilla Soligo. After 11.30, we find out all about the Hong Kong International Ska Reggae Festival which happens tonight at The Fringe. We'll wrap up at 12.40 with James Marsh at the movies. This week he'll talk about "Unlucky Plaza" from Singaporean Director Ken Kwek, and a new release from China "The Assassin".
(9:00am - 1:00pm, facebook , email

On today's 123 Show you can hear from the founder of the Rights Exposure Project. Robert Godden, the Founder of this organization campaigns for different issues around Asia. From raising awareness for the Nepali communities to working class families of Sham Shui Po. This time he is fighting for the rights of domestic helpers. Tune in at 1.30. And After 2.15, Paul Letter is back with "This Month in History."
Book Club: 12 Years a Slave
On Sunday's Book Club, distinguished American-born actor Rhashan Stone reads this powerful and beautifully-written memoir of a free man, Solomon Northup, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841. The story, which also inspired Steve McQueen’s award-winning film of the same name, is abridged in five parts by Robin Brooks.  (Sunday, 6.45 pm -7pm)