Listen to the broadcast Friday December 9th, during the 8 o’clock hour on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. The show begins about 15 minutes after the hour.

Or, stream the extended podcast show on the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

On this week’s extra-long episode, former AIT Director Bill Stanton and current Taiwan based journalist Jane Rickards join the show to discuss last week’s call between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. We spend the whole first half of the show breaking the whole news jumble down starting with how the call came about, how the media responded, and where this is all leading for Taiwan.

Then in the second half, we move on to discuss some domestic news, including the recently passed amendments to the Labor Standards Act, a KMT backed referendum on food safety and new moves by Taiwan’s government to put the squeeze on ride-hailing app Uber.

Also, you’re supposed to flush your toilet paper now … so … big news this week.


Trump on Time Magazine cover


Got a little bit carried away with this one, ended up being longer than we like to go. Really could be two episodes, so just be aware of that going in. Pace yourselves, and enjoy.


Keith Menconi and Gavin Phipps of ICRT News 

Taiwan This Week is ICRT’s weekly roundup of the top news stories from around Taiwan. Tune in every Friday during the 8 o’clock hour as ICRT news is joined by expert commentators to break down the week’s biggest stories in Taiwan. Find past episodes online here.