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Eleanor and Hick

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Friday, we’re telling the story of the unconventional relationship that deeply influenced Eleanor Roosevelt. When FDR entered the White House in 1932, Eleanor feared her independent life would take a back seat to the ceremonial role of first lady. But on the campaign trail she had met Lorena Hickok, a feisty reporter who would become her adviser, confidante, and lover. Biographer Susan Quinn joins Doug to explain how Eleanor and “Hick” used their bond to better depression-ravaged America. (Rebroadcast)

Susan Quinn is a former journalist turned biographer. Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady is her third book. [Independent Bookstores|Amazon|Audible