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?
Taiwan sits along the Pacific Rim, and that means one thing—volcanoes. Taiwan counts two active volcanoes, neither of which has erupted in recorded history. But while the risks may be limited, the government is not taking any chances. This year, it’s working to set up a volcano alert system that will provide advance warning if either of them should begin to stir. One of the brains behind the project is Hsiao Nai-chi of the Central Weather Bureau’s Seismological Center. He joins us today for an overview of Taiwan’s volcanoes and a look at what the government has in mind....more