5 episodes

Good List/Bad List is an informal and (hopefully) informed look at the stories that are generating buzz in the CNA newsroom and across our platforms. 

Join host Steve Lai as he leads a panel of news anchors through discussion, debate and disagreement; to determine what merits a place on Good List/Bad List.

Host Steve Lai presents Asia Tonight at 8pm and Singapore Tonight at 10pm weekdays on CNA TV. Tweet him @SteveLaiCNA

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai CNA

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Good List/Bad List is an informal and (hopefully) informed look at the stories that are generating buzz in the CNA newsroom and across our platforms. 

Join host Steve Lai as he leads a panel of news anchors through discussion, debate and disagreement; to determine what merits a place on Good List/Bad List.

Host Steve Lai presents Asia Tonight at 8pm and Singapore Tonight at 10pm weekdays on CNA TV. Tweet him @SteveLaiCNA

    The one about Peeping Toms and the rise of pet social media influencers.

    The one about Peeping Toms and the rise of pet social media influencers.

    Up for consideration this week….
     
    Men behaving badly. A peeping tom gets jail time. So does another commuter who rubbed himself against a woman on the train. What’s causing this rash of sexual offences? (1:20)
     
    Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat calls on Singaporeans to resist having “nativist tendencies” – but can we reign in our worst impulses, especially against foreigners? (5:57)
     
    The difficulty of stopping an enemy you can’t see. How the Wuhan coronavirus is now on everyone’s radar. (11:44)
     
    And finally, pets who earn their keep. The rise of 4-legged social media influencers who are earning fans and money for their owners. Yay or Nay? (17:06)
     
    Steve is joined by two CNA938 Presenters Melanie Oliveiro, host of Singapore Today weekdays 5-8pm and Keith de Souza, host of Asia First, Weekend Edition, 7-8am. 

    • 22 min
    The one about the maid who served food mixed with blood and urine and whether Meghan and Harry are entitled millennials.

    The one about the maid who served food mixed with blood and urine and whether Meghan and Harry are entitled millennials.

    Up for consideration this week…


    The awful things that happen when communication between employers and maids break down.

    Jail time for a maid who served the family food mixed with her bodily fluids and stole from them too. (1:49)

    The polytechnic path is paved with more money. Latest figures show that more poly graduates were employed six months after graduation, with higher median salaries. (6:44) 

    Also, when your plans go up in smoke: players and spectators at the Australian Open are choking and we wonder if this is the new normal? (11:00)

    And finally, a royal family feud resolved – so far. The Queen agrees that grandson Harry and wife Meghan can exit their senior royal role but opinions are still divided on whether this is a good or bad move. (15:10)

    This week Steve is joined by two CNA938 presenters: Yasmin Yonkers, host of Asia First that airs weekdays from 6-10am, and Lance Alexander, host of Singapore Today that airs weekdays from 6-9pm. 

    • 23 min
    The one about male rape and abandoned babies. Difficult but important discussions

    The one about male rape and abandoned babies. Difficult but important discussions

    Up for consideration this week…

    The misconceptions of Male Rape. An Indonesian student was dubbed the “most prolific rapist in UK history” when he violated 190 men in Manchester and went unnoticed for more than 2 years. (2:18)

    When putting your baby in a rubbish chute is your only option. An abandoned baby boy found alive by a cleaner at an HDB Block in Bedok. (8:40)

    Also, Bushfires rage on in Australia with celebrities raising awareness, and funds battle them. Valuable spokespeople? Or Self-serving opportunists? (14:00)

    Does your workplace help you to help others? Should more companies actively enable volunteerism? (18:40)

    This week, Steve is joined by: Melanie Oliveiro, host of Singapore Today that airs weekdays from 5-8pm on CNA938, and Steve Chia, host of current affairs show Talking Point on Mediacorp’s Channel 5.

    • 27 min
    The one about the grabby Grab Hitch driver and the impeached President.

    The one about the grabby Grab Hitch driver and the impeached President.

    Up for consideration this week - 
    The perils of getting in cars with strangers. (1:54) 
    One of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make just got a little easier and more affordable. (8:20) 
    When a PMD ban on footpaths leads to a growth in cycling lanes. (12:38) 
    And it’s never good when your head of state is accused of crimes. (14:46) 

    This week Steve is joined by; Dawn Tan, host of Singapore Tonight that airs weeknights on CNA TV at 10pm, and Adam Bakhtiar, news presenter from Asia First which airs weekdays from 7-10am.

    • 22 min
    The one about food security, body shaming, saving a life and lives lost.

    The one about food security, body shaming, saving a life and lives lost.

    Up for consideration this week - From Singapore topping the list for food security to the body shaming of Singapore's (first and only) Olympic Gold Medalist, and from a life saved in the heat of competition at the SEA Games to several lives lost on an adventure to a volcano in New Zealand.

    This week Steve is joined by; Daniel Martin, host of Life and Style that airs weekdays from 2-5pm on CNA938, and Avril Hong, news presenter from Asia First which airs weekdays on CNA TV from 7-10am. 

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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Definitely one for the Good List

Refreshing way to hear the news here in Asia. Love the chemistry between the hosts and guests.

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