Held Hostage

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Held HostageA kidnapping victim in Colombia spends his nights listening to a radio station that plays messages from the families of the kidnapped. That and other stories of people held captive -- by criminals, by paperwork, and in one man's case, his own body -- and the ways they try to cope. (This program originally aired on June 5, 2010.)

Photo: Viviana Duarte, one of many Colombian children whose father was kidnapped by the FARC. He’s been gone since 1998. Photo: Jacob Silberberg



Ira Glass