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BFM :: The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture relishes its role as the heart and soul of the station. Meera Sivasothy, Juliet Jacobs, Chua Ern Teck, Tee Shiao Eek and Shamilla Ganesan delve into the human condition to find out just what makes us tick. They talk to artists, environmentalists, medical experts and just plain interesting people about the issues close to us, from education to refugee rights. Eclectic, energetic or eccentric, The Bigger Picture brings you the latest thinking and research on that most fascinating subject: people.

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The Daily Digest: Injecting Vitamins Or Ingesting Vitamins?

Countries across the globe are picking up on the trend of IV vitamin infusions. With celebrities also putting their influence behind these IV drips, we take a look at whether this can improve our health.

18 Apr 2019

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Doctor In The House: Why The Patient Matters

Dr George Lee returns to discuss the latest medical news. Expect deep insights delivered with generous humour.  April 2019 is Palliative Care Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Speak up – Because I Matter”, bringing home the point that the patient should be at the centre of good health care delivery. Patient centred care has been discussed many times, and private healthcare providers profess to offer this as a way of distinguishing themselves from others. But, what does this mean to the doctors, nurses or allied health professionals offering the care? In today’s show, we discuss why the patient matters.

18 Apr 2019

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The Daily Digest: Popular Art or Populist Art?

Can art be both popular and meaningful? This was one of the big questions being discussed at the Culture Summit that is currently happening in Abu Dhabi.

9 Apr 2019

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The Daily Digest: The Cost of Instagram Tourism

An Instagram account has taken it upon itself to call out social media influencers who indulge in Instagram tourism that harms natural environments. We discuss whether influencers are being disrespectful in their quest to “do it for the gram”.

7 Apr 2019

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The Daily Digest: Health and Living Live 2019 - Highlights

Last Saturday, we had our fourth Health and Living Live at Nexus Bangsar South. We take a look at some of the highlights of the event.

7 Apr 2019

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The Daily Digest: Celebrating Children’s Books

What was your favourite book when you were growing up? We’re celebrating International Children’s Book Day today!

1 Apr 2019

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Law & Behold #2: Fundamental Rights & Right to Life/Personal Liberty

Law & Behold is a new series aimed at improving constitutional literacy among Malaysians, done in collaboration with The Malaysian Bar and the University of Malaya's Faculty of Law. In our second episode of the series, Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi and lawyer Firdaus Husni walk us through Article 5 of the Constitution, which provides for the right to life and personal liberty. We discuss what is meant by fundamental rights, and why the right to life and personal liberty cannot be deprived Malaysians, unless it is in accordance with law.

28 Mar 2019

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The Daily Digest: Migrant Worker or Model?

A picture of a Bangladeshi man here in Malaysia has gone viral, with many people complimenting him for his ‘runway looks’. But these are the same people calling migrant workers “illegal Banglas”. What gives?

28 Mar 2019

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Building Bridges, One Story at a Time

Aman Ali is a storyteller, comedian and social media personality from New York City who uses the power of narratives and humour to explore issues related to Muslims in America. Ali was in Kuala Lumpur recently for a series of performances and workshops, and we speak with him about why he thinks sharing our stories is the best way to reach across societal divides.

27 Mar 2019

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The Daily Digest: See Something, Say Something

A Canadian journalist intervened to help a girl being harassed on a flight. The story went viral, and has sparked conversations on how bystanders can help in similar situations.

26 Mar 2019

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