Wednesday, April 26, 2000

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  • South African President Opens Debate On Cause of AIDS

    Yesterday, at a summit held in Nigeria to deal with growing health crisis in Africa, African leaders agreed that the devastating death toll from malaria and AIDS in Africa calls for a total write-off of the continent’s foreign debt to free resources to combat the twin scourges.

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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,...