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Martha Plimpton Hosts: Prop 8 Lawyer David Boies; Best Musicals; Lucy Wainwright Roche; Fracking

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Martha Plimpton is back as guest host! She speaks with David Boies, co-lead counsel in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Then theater critic Peter Filichia tells the history of the American musical, from the classics to the shows that didn’t win a Tony. Singer songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche talks about her latest album “Fairytale and Myth.” Josh Fox discusses hydraulic fracturing and “Gasland Part Two,” the follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary.

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Martha Plimpton

David Boies on Prop 8

David Boies, the co-lead counsel—along with Ted Olson—in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, discusess last month’s Supreme Court decision, which allows same-sex marriages to resume in the Golden State. David Boies is also the chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

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Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks: Best Musicals

Theater critic Peter Filichia chronicles the history of the American musical by looking at those shows that did not win the Tony Award for Best Musical. He points out that the best musical doesn’t always win, and looks at other factors that keep more deserving shows from getting the prize in Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks, a look at many of the 153 previous Best Musical Nominees that didn’t win the big prize. 

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Singer-Songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche

Singer/songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche talks about her latest album, “Fairytale and Myth,” recorded with her mother, Suzzy Roche, and her upcoming New York shows.

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Gasland Part II - on Fracking

Josh Fox, director of “Gasland Part II,” talks about hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now being used worldwide. The film shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides of the issue, and looks at the influence oil and gas industries have in Washington. “Gasland Part II” airs on HBO in July 11 at 4:15 pm (see schedule for other screenings).

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Martha Plimpton, filling in as guest host for Leonard Lopate, and filmmaker Josh Fox in WNYC's studios July 11, 2013

Guest Picks: Josh Fox

Filmmaker Josh Fox was on the Lopate Show July 11, 2013, talking about Gasland Part II, the followup to his 2010 documentary about hydraulic fracturing—or fracking. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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Martha Plimpton, filling in as guest host for Leonard Lopate, and Lucy Wainwright Roche in WNYC's studios July 11, 2013

Guest Picks: Lucy Wainwright Roche

You scream, I scream, Lucy Wainwright Roche screams for Ice Cream! The singer-songwriter shared her guest picks with us when she was on the Lopate Show July 11, 2013, with guest host Martha Plimpton.

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