The Big Story: Analysis of the National Day Rally 2019 speech

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' new weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

In Monday's (Aug 19) episode, The Straits Times news editor Zakir Hussain will give his analysis of the plans and proposals announced during the National Day Rally speech on Sunday, including these topics: revision of the retirement age; Singapore's economy; more families qualifying for education subsidies; climate change; and the transformation of Singapore's infrastructure.

Topics covered in previous episodes include gout striking younger men and what one can do to lower the risks of getting this painful condition; the comments made by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam that violent protests will push Hong Kong down a "path of no return", and how protests disrupted flights at the city's airport; carpooling services that will need licences under a new regulatory framework; and the Singaporean kayaker's body found in Terengganu.

Helmed by multimedia journalist Alyssa Woo, the episode will air live from ST's digital studio.