Monday, October 11, 1999

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  • A Little Matter of Genocide: Columbus Day Special with Ward Churchill

    It may officially be Columbus Day in many other parts of the country today, but South Dakotans are observing Native American Day, with several celebrations planned around the state. The holiday was started in 1990 by the late Governor George S. Mickelson in an effort to improve relations between whites and Native Americans.

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    Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home": The Coming-Out Memoir That Became a Hit Broadway Musical
    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,...