Tuesday, July 21, 1998

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  • Needle Exchange Civil Disobedience

    A group of 12 activists demanding that President Clinton fund needle exchange programs to prevent the spread of AIDS, seized control yesterday of the office of Sandra Thurman, Presidential AIDS Policy Coordinator. The activists chained themselves inside the office, and 10 were arrested.

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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,...