FROM Thomas Parham
The Dalai Lama Celebrates His Birthday by Spreading Compassion The Dalai Lama has a long association with UC Irvine, and he's chosen to celebrate his 80th birthday there next Monday. Starting the day before, he'll be part of Orange County's three-day Global Compassion Summit . We hear more from Dr. Thomas Parham, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs on the campus, and from the man called "the Voice of the Dalai Lama, the Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.