High Wire Act

The price of oil is way up - but so is the price of natural gas, which is another major source of energy in the U.S. On Please Explain, find out what natural gas is, how the price is set, and why it’s used for everything from heating homes to manufacturing plastics. Also: Tony Award-winning hoofer Savion Glover. We get a preview of "Baghead" – it’s both a comedy about filmmaking and a spoof of the horror flick genre. A look at 30 years of in-studio photos from Columbia Records. And Philippe Petit describes walking on a high wire between the two World Trade Center towers in 1974.

We're hosting another FREE Lopate Show film screening on Monday, August 4! We'll be watching the 1972 film "The Candidate." Seats are limited, so RSVP soon. Find out more.