Dr Bala Sundaram Mariappan
Your afternoon pick-me-up
The Bigger Picture relishes its role as the heart and soul of the station. Tina Carmillia, Tee Shiao Eek, Sharmilla Ganesan, Lim Soon Heng and Juliet Jacobs delve into the human condition to find out what makes us tick. They speak with artists, environmentalists, medical experts, policy-makers and all manner of interesting people about the issues close to us, from education to refugee rights. Eclectic, energetic and a little eccentric, The Bigger Picture team brings you the latest thinking and research on that most fascinating subject: people.
Tune in from 2 - 5PM weekdays for your daily dose of eclectic conversations.
Don’t be afraid of the arts. You too can enjoy it! Don't believe us? Tune in to Front Row to find out about the best shows and exhibitions that will recharge your brain and restore your spirit, as told by the producers, performers and artists themselves.
Climate change, ferocious weather and ‘the haze’ are now part our everyday lives. How are our lifestyles connected to them, and what can we do about it? What does the economy have to do with it? Earth Matters engages with activists and experts to explore our changing relationship with the planet that we only borrow from our children.
As the saying goes, something new every day. Listen to thought-provoking conversations with people who have something to share about their lives, about what connects heart, mind and soul, and values, culture and traditions.
Wander and be enlightened by the endlessly fascinating inner universe that is the human body. We speak with experts, Nobel laureates, cancer survivors and healthcare workers who share their unique perspectives on wellness and living and the latest medical research.
Every Friday, we celebrate unapologetic women who are shaping a future that guarantees gender equality, as they deal with everyday sexism. Our conversations are a mix of perspectives that intersect with pop culture, identity politics, economics and more.
Digital Desires is a show exploring the intersection of technology and intimacy. Each episode, university lecturer Ahmad Fuad Rahmat and clinical psychologist Vizla Kumaresan look at how identity, trust, love, sex, friendships, relationships and belonging are being challenged and redefined in the age of screens and social media. Aired fortnightly on Wednesdays.
The Daily Digest discusses a mix of local and international news, through The Bigger Picture lens – including the environment, arts and culture, health, science and social issues.
Our resident literary critic Umapagan Ampikaipakan not only blows dust off books by dead white men, he also roams among more current writers of all hues, often finding links between the written word and the word made film. After all, he's also a courter of the cinema.
The Internet generation is constantly accused of collective ADHD and a correspondingly brief attention span. TL;SR challenges that notion by picking a long (or long-ish!) piece from the buffet of the world wide web and examining its themes and providing context, with weekly guests.
Dr Bala Sundaram Mariappan
Sabera Shaik | Tristen ZiJuin
Loke May Kew
Dr George Lee | Dr Vickneshwaran Muthu
Firdaus Husni | Dr Cheah Swee Neo
Dr. Rajesh Singh
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. George Lee
Consultant urologistview website
Dr. Azlina Annuar
YB Rajiv Rishyakaran
Bukit Gasing State Assemblymanview website
Dr. Rajini Sarvananthan
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
Ahmad Fuad Rahmat
Clinical Psychologistview website
Performance Poet and Poetry Educatorview website