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You know the headlines. Now take a deeper dive into the Heart of the Matter with CNA each week as we talk to newsmakers, experts and contributors to CNA’s Commentary section, who give us their take on the some of the most talked about news developments every Friday.

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You know the headlines. Now take a deeper dive into the Heart of the Matter with CNA each week as we talk to newsmakers, experts and contributors to CNA’s Commentary section, who give us their take on the some of the most talked about news developments every Friday.

    “Accidental ambassador” and Singapore female icon Chan Heng Chee gets personal about her life and work

    “Accidental ambassador” and Singapore female icon Chan Heng Chee gets personal about her life and work

    She’s a distinguished diplomat with a string of honours to her name. Professor Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s foreign affairs ministry and chair of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University for Technology and Design speaks to Lin Suling on her new book World In Transition: Singapore’s Future, women in leadership and the changes she sees in Singapore society.

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    • 35 min
    Intermittent fasting for beginners – and what you may not know

    Intermittent fasting for beginners – and what you may not know

    How effective can such diets be for weight loss, reducing your cholesterol or burning fat? Can they be dangerous? And what role does culture play in weight management? Lin Suling finds out from Aptima Nutrition’s Jaclyn Reutens and NUH Director of the Centre for Obesity Management and Surgery Asst Prof Asim Shabbir.

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    • 31 min
    Wild boar attacks in Punggol – averting the next dangerous encounter

    Wild boar attacks in Punggol – averting the next dangerous encounter

    As Singapore becomes greener, could there be more man-versus-wild episodes in places near forested areas? Lin Suling tackles culling, fencing and the feeding of wildlife with NParks' wildlife management director How Choon Beng and conservationists Andie Ang and Shane Chiok.

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    • 23 min
    Food delivery apps: How riders, consumers and F&B outlets have found them a year since COVID-19

    Food delivery apps: How riders, consumers and F&B outlets have found them a year since COVID-19

    COVID-19 was a shot in the arm for food delivery platforms. One year on, have apps and restaurants gotten their systems in order? Why do we still hear of wrong, cancelled or late orders? And what does this demand and supply dance mean for the future of these services in Singapore? Lin Suling speaks to Momentum Works’ Jianggan Li and NUS Business School Visiting Professor Sherri Kimes to find out.

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    • 25 min
    Budget 2021: A clarifying moment for businesses and workers as Singapore shifts gears

    Budget 2021: A clarifying moment for businesses and workers as Singapore shifts gears

    Budget 2021 afforded huge support to businesses and workers in riding out COVID-19. But what must give as Singapore switches priorities from providing relief to preparing for a post-pandemic world and doubling down on transformation? Lin Suling speaks to Associate Professor Walter Theseira from the Singapore University of Social Sciences, Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC, Patrick Tay and Lam Yi Young, CEO of the Singapore Business Federation.

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    • 34 min
    Electric cars: When’s a good time to start thinking about buying one?

    Electric cars: When’s a good time to start thinking about buying one?

    Ambitious targets in Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 on the adoption of electric vehicles announced on Wednesday (Feb 10) have signalled a bigger national commitment toward phasing out petrol and diesel cars. But how and when will it all come together – with a good range of affordable models of different sizes, enough charging stations and safe, fast-charging batteries? And where do hybrid vehicles fit in? Lin Suling drills into the details with Sanjay Kuttan, Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Institute and Nitin Pangarkar, Associate Professor at the NUS Business School.

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    • 29 min

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