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This edition: Claire Reed, author, "Toughing it Out: From Silver Slippers to Combat Boots"; Blanche Wiesen Cook, biographer and professor of history

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 11, 2013.

First aired: February 20, 2013.

When you're in the 10th decade of your life - and your Claire Reed - who worked with Bella Abzug, with Women Strike for Peace, and the civil rights organization, SNCC - (the list goes on) we all take notice. Published by The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, "Toughing It Out: From Silver Slippers to Combat Boots" is Claire's memoir, her story of challenge and liberation. Host Ronnie Eldridge talks with this extraordinary woman and their mutual friend, Blanche Wiesen Cook.

Guest List

Blanche Wiesen Cook Distinguished Professor of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY

Ronnie M. Eldridge Host, Eldridge & Co.

Claire Reed Author

  • Alida Brill - Author, "Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty"
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