Podcast Editor's Picks for Week of 9th Mar 2018

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Selamatkan Kuala Lumpur

Comprising a coalition of residents’ associations from Kuala Lumpur, Selamatkan Kuala Lumpur or Save Kuala Lumpur (SKL) are advocating for improved city planning to protect communities and environment, for the future. The coalition's chairperson, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, and Datuk M. Ali, the vice president of SKL, join us to discuss the aims of the coalition, and how they hope to carry their plans out.

Category: Tags: Save KL, Selamatkan KL, DBKL, Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020, KLCP2020, Conservation, Overpopulation, Urban Development, The Bigger Picture, Earth Matters

Do Modern Malaysians Watch TV?

Johan Ishak just took on the hot driving seat at Media Prima Television Networks five months ago at very challenging time for the business. The TV business just fell into the red in FY2017 registering losses to the tune of RM113 million. What happened there? And what are his plans to turnaround this business in a challenging operating landscape? Johan shares his journey so far and his plans to bring the business back to a profit position by 2019. Among his strategies include intensifying their digital efforts, diversifying further into TV shopping as well as to provide content to the "modern Malaysian". But do modern Malaysians still watch TV? We ask him this.

Category: Tags: OTT, digital, television, media, digital media, payTV

Public Health #3: Surviving Cancer

If you or your loved one has cancer, the biggest hurdle is getting past the shock of the diagnosis. However, one part of the conversation that is often neglected is how patients cope with the financial challenges of cancer treatment, and whether they are denied welfare and employment benefits. In our Public Health series, Azrul Mohd Khalib, CEO of Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy, is joined by consultant breast surgeon Prof Dato’ Dr Yip Cheng Har and cervical cancer survivor Karen Loh, to talk about the financial realities of living with cancer.

Category: Tags: The Bigger Picture, Health and Living, cancer, financial catastrophe, income, poverty, economic, cost of healthcare

Norwegian Salmon's Success Story

Norway is the second largest seafood exporter in the world, serving the world some 37 million meals of seafood every day. Some 99% of salmon eaten by Malaysians are from Norway. We speak to Jon Erik Steenslid, Regional Director for Southeast Asia of the Norwegian Seafood Council on the growing demand for Norwegian seafood in Asia. 

Category: Tags: Salmon, Norway, Seafood

Geeks Squawk - Ep 337 (A Hawking Special)

The world has just lost its brightest star in Prof Stephen Hawking’s passing. This great loss has brought about waves of disbelief, how a man with such limited physical abilities could teach us so much about the universe. Today on this very special Geeks Squawk episode, the Geeks talk about how Stephen Hawking’s life has impacted our world. What did he warn us about our future and what lies ahead?

Category: Tags: enterprise, tech talk, Geek Squawk, stephen hawking, prof hawking, hawking, theory of everything

Get Hard Tongkat Ali (At the Movies #337)

The episode where Uma - and special guests Iain McNally and Bahir Yeusuff - review a local "sex comedy" called "Get Hard Tongkat Ali". Yes. That's right. They do.

Category: Tags: Evening Edition, ATM, At the Movies, Tongkat Ali, Malaysian Movies, Sarah Lian