Sunday 2016/02/07

Radio / Youth & Education

Pema Dechen Gorap invites guests to discuss topics of interest to young people in this live call-in radio program every Thursday. Schedule: Thursdays Local Time: 1000 UTC Time: 1400 Duration: 20 minutes Listen: MP3


February 06, 2016

U.S. Presidential Election/Tibetan Sikyong and Chitue Elections

Tibetan Election Commission’s Press Release. Discussion with VOA Tibetan Service’s Table Talk host, Rinzin on the current U.S. Presidential election process, and that of the upcoming public service leaders of the Central Tibetan Administration by way of comparing and contrasting the make-up of elected leaders, role of social media as well as campaign finance and voter responsibilities.

January 29, 2016

Blizzard 2016: Impact, Recovery, Public Safety Measures

Discussion with Tashi Wangchuk, Tsering Kyi, and Sonam Yangzom of VOA's Tibetan Service. When asked their views on the recent Blizzard, its impact, and how each contributed to making life easier at work, Tsering Kyi said that she is fondly reminded of her snowy days in Tibet when it was always welcomed in the highest of spirits, with the only concern being the well-being of livestock. Sonam Yangzom too said that with the snowfall came back to her mind all the Tibetan songs that glorifies the snow. Also, she brought up the case of the sudden snow and ice conditions prior to the much-talked about blizzard and how the public psyche is too dependent on the media coverages, and not using their judgement and common sense. Tashi Wangchuk highlighted the preparedness of the public and private groups to keep the roads and neighborhoods safe and as convenient as possible during the blizzard.

January 15, 2016

President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Speech

Interview with Tenzin Palkyi, and Kalsang Topgyal. Palkyi said that President Obama’s last State of the Union Speech delivered on Tuesday, outlined many programs and plans for the U.S. to implement in the future, along with many accomplishments of his government in the past seven years. Topgyal too commented that the speech was very inspiring and wished that Tibetan leaders take example from such activities to further democracy and transparency.

December 10, 2015

Commemorating 26th Anniversary of Dalai Lama's Nobel Peace Prize

Interview with Shenphen Sangpo, a graduate student in MN. Sangpo said that we need to pause and think of all that the Dalai Lama has done for Tibetans and for the world, and be thankful. He said that he feels most fortunate to have met the Dalai Lama in person, and the opportunity to befriend fellow Chinese students to foster a better understanding, that the Dalai Lama was appreciative of. For Sangpo, after hearing about the Dalai Lama only from his parents when he was in Tibet, and receiving all the anti-Dalai Lama propaganda from the Chinese government, to finally coming to the U.S. and seeing him in person, which dispelled all the doubts, was definitely a dream come true.

December 03, 2015

Aids and Other Infectious Diseases

Interview with Infectious Diseases Specialist, Dr. Sonam Topgyal, Seattle, Washington. Dr. Topgyal said that prevention and education is most important to understand and for treatment of Aids, and that the most common infectious disease among Tibetans is Tuberculosis, followed by Hepatitis B. Talking of prevention of Aids, Dr. Topgyal highly recommends everyone age 13 and above to get tested for HIV.

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Then & Now

Interview with Chodak Lekshey, from Philadelphia and Thupten Dadrak, MN. Lekshey says that Philadelphia has been observing Thanksgiving for the last 90 years, and what he appreciates alot is the annual parade of diverse culture and people, with the young folks looking forward to the sales on black Friday and the get together with family and friends on Thanksgiving day. He agrees that this is a time for counting one's blessings and being grateful. Dadrak, who has been in the U.S for a long time, talks about the tradition of Thanksgiving, and the positive changes he is seeing in observing Thanksgiving, “especially pardoning of a Turkey by the Presidents since George W. Bush’s time. He considers that presidential gesture as showing respect for life.

November 20, 2015

New Tibetan Play Performing in San Diego, CA

Interview with Actor, Musician, Cultural Consultant and Choreographer Tsering Dorjee Bawa, on the new Tibetan Play, “The Oldest Boy” now playing in San Diego, California. Bawa said that the Southern California city is the fourth city where the Tibetan play is performed. He explained that each city’s theatre has its own set of actors, directors, and stage personnel, who must train for at least three weeks for a show of the Tibetan play to continue in the same theatre for one whole month. He added that through this play, the audience gets to learn all aspects of Tibetan culture and history, especially on the tradition of reincarnated lamas.

Pema Dechen Gorap  invites young Tibetans to discuss topics of interest to Tibetan youth in this live call-in radio program. Listeners can call in and participate in the show every Thursday. Emails are always welcome and will be addressed on upcoming shows. Contact youth & education at

To participate in the Live Show from Tibet and China, Call:108888 - 866 - 837 - 5159 and from elsewhere around the world, Call: + 1- 202 - 619-3774

  • Schedule: Thursdays
  • Local Time: 1000
  • UTC Time: 1400
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Listen: MP3

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Kunleng News Feb 5, 2016i
བཀའ་ཤག་གི་དུས་འཁོར་དབང་ཆེན་ཕྱིར་འགྱངས་གནང་བའི་གནད་དོན་ཐད་གསར་འགོད་གསལ་བཤད། ཨ་རིའི་གཞུང་གསོལ་གསོལ་འདེབས་མཛད་སྒོ། རྒྱ་གར་གི་མཚོ་དམག ཉི་ཧོང་གི་སྲན་གཏོར་དུས་ཆེན། བྱང་ཀོ་རི་ཡ། ཨ་རིའི་རྒྱལ་སྲུང་ལས་དོན་གྱི་སྔོན་རྩིས། སྲི་རི་ཡ།