Tuesday, October 21, 1997

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  • Global Warming

    Releases of heat-trapping "greenhouse" gases by U.S. industry soared last year — this according to an Energy Department report released yesterday. The report said that carbon emissions rose more than 3 1/2 percent in 1996, compared with a growth of 8 percent over the preceding six-year period. Carbon dioxide is the predominant greenhouse pollutant.

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    In a Democracy Now! special, we look at the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fun Home," which swept the Tony Awards last month. Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Lisa Kron made history as the first female duo to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score. "Fun Home" is also the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist. The musical is based on the 2006 best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic." The memoir is a poignant exploration of family, memory, first love,...