Discussion of One Child Policy on RTHK Radio 3

Earlier this week, I participated in a panel discussion on the future of the One Child Policy on the show Backchat on RTHK Radio 3.  RTHK is public radio here in HK, and Radio 3 is there English language service.

The panelists were Stuart Basten at Oxford, Kerry Brown at the University of Sydney, Shaun Rein at China Marketing Research, and of course yours truly.  I thought the discussion was very high quality, and covered a lot of ground.

The show is available online, broken into two thirty minute halves: http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio3/backchat&d=2013-12-03&p=514&e=242059&m=episode The first half starts about 30 minutes into the first (8:30-9:15) link, and finishes with the second link (9:15-9:30).

This was my first time in a radio studio. I was struck by how quickly the hosts could shift from their regular voice during conversation in breaks, to their ‘radio voice’ once the light came on.  And of course it is always amazing to me that anyone can make it through so many spoken sentences without an awkward pause, an “Uhhhh”, “Well…” or some utterance.