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Friday, July 25, 2008

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.

Guests:

Savion Glover and Philippe Petit

Savion Glover on the Sound of Tap Dance

Tony Award-winning hoofer Savion Glover’s new show, “The Evidence,” is an exploration of the sound heard from the music of tap dance. He’s performing at the BB King Blues Club (237 West 42 St) on Thursday, July 31 at 8 pm. For more info and tickets, go here.

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Baghead

The new film, "Baghead," is about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head. It’s both a comedy about filmmaking and a spoof of the horror flick genre. Mark Duplass is director; Greta Gerwig and Ross Partridge are two of the film’s ...

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Photos from the Columbia Records 30th Street Studio

Don Hunstein was Columbia Records’ in-house photographer for 30 years, and he snapped photos of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Muhammad Ali, and Charles Mingus, to name a few. The Morrison Hotel Gallery's Soho loft (116 Prince Street, NYC) is now hosting a new exhibit of his ...

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The Greatest High Wire Walk in History

In 1974, French high wire artist Philippe Petit snuck to the top of the World Trade Center and crossed a wire between the two World Trade Center towers. It’s been called the greatest high wire walk in history. He’s the subject of a new documentary, "Man on Wire," ...

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Please Explain: Natural Gas

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. Please Explain is all about natural gas – where it comes from, how the price is set, and why it’s used for everything from heating homes ...

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