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This morning on Money For Nothing, regular Barry Wood joins us on the phone from the US to the impact of recent global events on the markets. Standard Chartered Head of China & Hong Kong Equity Erwin Saft looks at the strong rally of Hong Kong stocks as more evidence of credit easing emerges from China. And later in the show we talk to Charlie Wong, CEo of Zuji Hong Kong and ask him whether recent global events are playing havoc with the tourism industry, or is it smooth sailing? (8am-9am, facebookor email

Welcome to Monday on Morning Brew. It's July the 28th, and on this day 100 years ago the "war to end all wars", the First World War, began after a month of crazy domino-like events which were started by a young Serbian member of a group called the "Black Hand", shot and killed the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. On today's programme we kick off at 10.10 by joining on the line from Manila, entrepreneur and the brains behind The world Battle Of the Bands, Andrew Featherstone. Andrew's latest project is the Battle of the BABES - World Model Search, with the Hong Kong heat coming up next month, as well as the World Final to be held here in November. At 10.40 as the world looks back to the start of World War 1, author Mark O'Neill will talk about his latest book, "The Chinese Labour Corps". As the young men of Europe were fighting in the trenches, a little known contingent of Chinese labourers crossed the world to provide support vital to the allied war effort. Also, a look at his upcoming book on Russia. After 11, top Japanese artist Takero Amano will talk about his work and his exhibition at Arts Statements Gallery, entitled "No one on the moon". After 12, we'll hear (live) at some of the music of the First world War, with the multi talented, Neville Sarony. This well known Barrister, published author, and musician has a massively diverse background, which involves being the son of one of the most famous English crooners of the 1930s, Leslie Sarony. (9:00am - 1:00pm, facebook , email

Today's 123 Show is presented by John Culkin. Noreen is on holiday and will be back on 30th July.
The Frankenhorn Collection

In “The Frankenhorn Collection” a new 8 part series starting this Sunday morning, Phil Whelan takes a look at the musical equivalent of those bizarre, nightmarish creatures that live miles below anything else in the world’s oceans. The ones that often come adorned with barbs, fangs, electrical bits, and a ton of useless lumps and bumps that to this day leave scientists perplexed. We’ll find out about, and listen to, some of the weirdest musical instruments ever conceived, many of which for very good reason, did not make it to the production stage. There isn’t a lot that musicians and instrument makers haven’t tried throughout the ages, sometimes with little thought to the finished result. Some survived…some (thankfully) didn't. Take for example, an already strange instrument, the Theremin, which is played by waving your hand in the air. Stick it inside a dead honey badger, and you've got …The Badgermin! There's also the "Cat Piano", the idea for which dates back to the 1500s. As the player hits the keys, a nail sticks into various cats' tails, causing the desired screech. Thankfully there's NO record of it ever actually being built.

Join Phil on Sunday Mornings at 8.30.

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 
08:00-09:00 Money for Nothing Bryan Curtis 
09:00-13:00 Morning Brew Phil Whelan 
13:00-13:15 News at One RTHK Newsroom  
13:15-15:00 1 2 3 Show John Culkin 
15:00-18:00 Tim Littlechild Tim Littlechild  
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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