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This edition: Jennifer Jones Austin

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 14, 2018.

First aired: December 19, 2018.

On this episode is a remarkable young woman. She is a fourth generation advocate for children and families in the New York area. She helped design the city's universal Pre-K program. Equally important is she is a wife, a mother and a daughter of Brooklyn - good reasons to know her. But there is one more. She nearly didn't make it here today. She almost died. Jennifer Jones Austin in the springtime of a busy life came down with a fever. It was not the flu. It was acute myeloid leukemia and the prognosis - imminent death. "Consider It Pure Joy" is her courageous, revealing and often humorous story of her horrific battle to live. And the gift, she says, that battle gave her. Jennifer Jones Austin on unexpected gifts - Next.

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