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CNA's weekly news podcast takes a deep dive into issues that people talk about at dining tables and in office corridors. Previously called Heart of the Matter, Deep Dive is now hosted by Steven Chia and Crispina Robert.

Deep Dive CNA Podcasts

    • News
    • 4.4 • 45 Ratings

CNA's weekly news podcast takes a deep dive into issues that people talk about at dining tables and in office corridors. Previously called Heart of the Matter, Deep Dive is now hosted by Steven Chia and Crispina Robert.

    Battling against easy access to sexual content on social media

    Battling against easy access to sexual content on social media

    X, formerly Twitter, recently announced its official policy to allow consensual production and distribution of adult content. While the company says there are safeguards for those under 18, what impact does access to pornography online have on young people and whose job is it to deal with the consequences? Steven Chia and Crispina Robert get the facts from Tham Yuen Han, addictions specialist and executive director of WE CARE Community Services and Dr Shobha Avadhani, senior lecturer in communications and new media at the National University of Singapore
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    • 26 min
    What will it take for people to pay more for locally produced vegetables?

    What will it take for people to pay more for locally produced vegetables?

    Food security is a critical issue for Singapore because it imports more than 90 per cent of its produce. The 30 by 30 goal - to grow 30 per cent of food locally by 2030 - aims to mitigate this but local farming is still struggling to create a viable ecosystem. Is it cost, consumers or commitment?

    Steven Chia and Crispina Robert speak to Kenny Eng, a fourth-generation farmer and founder of The Local Farm, and Professor William Chen, director of the NTU Food Science and Technology Programme.
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    • 29 min
    Should we preserve heritage businesses which are not viable?

    Should we preserve heritage businesses which are not viable?

    The closure of Thambi magazine store after 80 years was met with shock and sadness. But is it unrealistic to expect heritage businesses to survive in a competitive, ever-changing world? Steven Chia and Crispina Robert speak to Singapore University of Social Sciences' Dr Lye Kit Ying and Edmond Wong, a third-generation business owner of Kim Choo Kueh Chang.

    Editor's Note: This episode of Deep Dive has been edited to remove an incorrect reference to how much is available in the transformation grant for heritage businesses. The cap is S$40,000. We apologise for the error.
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    • 27 min
    Why do employers still need MCs as proof of illness?

    Why do employers still need MCs as proof of illness?

    The Ministry of Health is looking to curb the "excessive issuance" of medical certificates (MCs), especially by telemedicine doctors, following feedback from employers and government agencies. But is there a deeper issue with an outdated system of needing proof of illness? Would a system of trust work better? Steven Chia and Crispina Robert chat with Dr Shravan Verma, co-founder & CEO of Speedoc and Christine Chan, Senior Professional at Institute for Human Resource Professionals and Chief Human Resource Officer of Nudgyt.

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    • 23 min
    PM Lawrence Wong's Cabinet lineup is geared towards the next General Election

    PM Lawrence Wong's Cabinet lineup is geared towards the next General Election

     Newly appointed Prime Minister Lawrence Wong announced his Cabinet line-up ahead of his inauguration. Why didn't he pick a 4G peer as his deputy? And what is the PAP's game plan as it heads into the next General Election? Assistant Professor Walid Jumblatt and Zulkifli Baharudin, former Nominated Member of Parliament, tell Steven Chia and Crispina Robert that the moves are strategic.
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    • 24 min
    Are our bad driving habits causing fatal traffic accidents?

    Are our bad driving habits causing fatal traffic accidents?

    The recent accident in Tampines which killed two people has raised questions about Singapore's driving culture. Speeding, beating red lights and drink driving are still stubborn issues. Bernard Tay, chairman of the Singapore Road Safety Council  and Julian Kho, general manager at Sgcarmart tell Steven Chia and Crispina Robert what needs to change.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Dickson_G ,

Covid19 discussion between 2 scientific experts

The latest Covid19 discussion was fantastic (and electrifying!). It’s almost like the mirage of a conservative Lawrence Wong debating a more liberal OYK, except these are the scientists. I learnt so much! The interviewer was very competent too. Pls do more of these- I wish we can hear more from scientific experts, not just the MTF, when it comes to Covid.

Macboy85 ,

Great podcast

I think the latest episode about second hand smoke was a episode I thoroughly enjoyed.
It was fair, informative, covered both sides of the matter and had a good conclusion.

Keep it up!

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