The Big Story: ST's feature on climate change, and more support for autistic children

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 Wednesday's (Aug 21) episode, environment correspondent Audrey Tan and journalist Vanessa Liu will talk about ST's special package on climate change that will be published on Thursday, following Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally speech that highlighted the issue.

Journalist Goh Yan Han will share more about the expansion of special needs schools in Singapore and whether more can be done to include autistic individuals in society.

Topics covered in previous episodes include recommendations by the Tripartite Workgroup on Older Workers to support older workers; gout striking younger men and what one can do to lower the risks of 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; and carpooling services that will need licences under a new regulatory framework.

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