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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Lindsey Hilsum discusses her eyewitness account of the Libyan revolution from its start to the death of Gaddafi. Mare Winningham and Jeff Perry talk about their roles in the play “Tribes,” about a quarrelsome family and the way it relates to a deaf son. Supreme Court lawyer Linda Hirshman tells the story of the gay rights movement. Plus, the one and only Joan Rivers.

Libya in the Time of Revolution

British international correspondent Lindsey Hilsum chronicles the personal stories of people living through a time of unprecedented danger and opportunity in Libya—from the start of the revolution on the ground to the toppling of Gaddafi’s regime and his savage death in the desert. In Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution, she tells the full story of the events of the revolution within the context of Libya’s history of colonialism, monarchy and dictatorship, and explores what the future of Libya holds.

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"Tribes"

Mare Winningham and Jeff Perry talk about their roles in the 2010 Olivier Award-nominated play “Tribes,” which follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside his parents’ fiercely idiosyncratic and unrepentantly politically incorrect home. Then he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, and he finally understands what it means to be understood. “Tribes” is playing at the Barrow Street Theatre through September 2.

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The Gay Revolution

Supreme Court lawyer Linda Hirshman tells the story of the gay rights movement, detailing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America. Her book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution recounts the long roads that led to recent victories—from the start of modern struggle for gay rights at Stonewall in 1969 to states legalizing gay marriage, the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the recent ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Joan Rivers on Why She Hates Everyone

Joan Rivers talks about her latest book, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me. She gives the best of her worst to First Ladies, closet cases, hypocrites, Hollywood, feminists, overrated historical figures, and even herself. It’s a comic love letter to the hater in all of us.

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Guest Picks: Joan Rivers

The one and only Joan Rivers was on the Lopate Show to explain why she hates everything...starting with herself. But she also told us some of the things she likes, including chocolate!

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