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In the course of this long election season, the political speeches, debates and discussions have included more women’s voices than ever before. It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking about a dynamo who was there at the beginning. Here is the next Fishko Files...

Check out Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom's book Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, ... Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way (Hardcover) (paperback available later this fall).


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