Listen to the broadcast Friday February 24th, 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.

In the first half of the show we discuss the latest bird flu news, China’s surprising plans to commemorate the 228 Massacre, and the continuing fallout from last week’s deadly tour bus accident.

Then in the second half we take a look at mass protests in Taiwan’s South and Center over pollution, more deportations of ROC nationals to China over suspected telecom crimes committed abroad, and societal divisions on display as veterans protest proposed pension reforms.

Then in the podcast bonus section we discuss Starbucks recently announced price-hike, and why Gavin just doesn’t care about it.




Keith Menconi and Gavin Phipps of ICRT News 


Brian Hioe, editor at New Bloom online magazine

Ross Feingold, longtime ICRT contributor

Donovan Smith, ICRT Central Taiwan Correspondent

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.

Photo courtesy of Kashif Mardani