English Service host John Van Trieste is curious. There’s nothing about Taiwan’s many cultures that he doesn’t want to know more about. Join him every week as he gets to the bottom of yet another question. What will he be curious about this time?
The country of Indonesia is home to more than 267 million people spread out over more than 17,000 islands that cover nearly two million square kilometers altogether. So how would you go about looking for just one of those 267 million people if you didn’t even know their real name? This isn’t a hypothetical question: it was the real question that faced a young Taiwanese student earlier this year. This is a story of traumatic separation and reunion against the odds, and here to help me tell it is RTI Indonesian’s Tony Thamsir, who was part of the search effort that made the happy ending possible....more