Variety Status Update

Status Update

Status Update is RTI's most interactive program, and your entries are what make the program exciting! Each week, we select letters from our worldwide listeners to read on the air. 

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What's On

09 August, 2022
Got over COVID and train ride

On Status Update this week, Shirley Lin and Staś Butler update you on their status, and read listeners' letters from Japan and India. ...more

19 July, 2022
Most popular sweets in Taiwan

On Status Update, Stas Butler and Shirley Lin answer listeners' questions including if Taiwanese people like chocolate and what the most popular sweet ...more

12 July, 2022
Listening from Japan and the US

On Status Update, Shirley Lin shares news that her older daughter in Shanghai could be getting married at the end of the year! Then Shirley and Stas B ...more

05 July, 2022
New helper for my in-laws

On Status Update this week, Shirley Lin talks about her in-laws getting a foreign caregiver in their home for the first time. Shirley and Stas Butler ...more

28 June, 2022
Blame it on the cat!

On Status Update, Stas Butler talks about his trip to Maokong for some tea and Shirley Lin laments about her latest injury, before reading letters fro ...more

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