Battle for Tibetan Freedom on the Listening Lounge
March 22, 2008
Tibet is back in the news. Activists are pressuring the Chinese government to give Tibet independence again or at least regional autonomy. Mass protests in recent weeks have killed many people, though no one knows the exact number due to lack of a free press.
In this edition of the Listening Lounge (airing at 7 p.m. on March 24), we learn more about Tibet.
In Honk for Tibet (by Todd Melby), begin with a visit to pro-Tibetan protesters in Minneapolis. There, we meet Teinzin Dadon, an 18-year-old high school student. Dadon's father escaped from Tibet three decades ago. After arriving in India, he made his way to the United States. Today, Dadon shouts from a bridge in Minneapolis, asking drivers to support her father and all Tibetans.
Also on the program, Tibetan Uprising: The Meaning of March 10 and Willing for Trouble: Profile of Tibetan Poet & Freedom Fighter Tenzin Tsundue. This story was produced by The Tibetan Connection, a one-hour radio program that airs on KPFK in Los Angeles.
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