The Dalai Lama is in DC this week receiving the Congressional Gold Medal Award. Bush will become the first US President to appear publicly with the Dalai Lama, which is kind of funny in a twisted way, but not to the Chinese government.
Thomas Laird is going to be in DC for the occasion, and while he’s there, he’s making a trip up to Baltimore to join us in the studio at 1pm today. He has spent years living in Asia and written extensively about Tibet. His book The Story of Tibet is an oral history of the country as told to him by the Dalai Lama himself over the course of many visits to Dharamsala.
Funny side note: there is a small community of Tibetan Monks in East Baltimore, including one who fled Tibet with the Dalai Lama. We were hoping to have him and some of the others also join us for the show today, but they’re all in DC with His Holiness.