Women Pioneers.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Geraldine Ferraro, Dead at 75

Friday, April 01, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro made history back in 1984 when she became the Democratic nominee for vice president – the first woman to appear on the presidential ballot for a major political party.  The night the former Queens congresswoman accepted the nomination, she said, “If we can do this, we can do anything.”  And though she and Walter Mondale didn’t win against Ronald Reagan that year, she proved a fierce politician.  She had been battling multiple myeloma since 1998, and died earlier this week at the age of 75.  Leonard last interviewed her in 1998 for her family memoir, Framing a Life


Selected Shorts

Women on a Mission

Sunday, September 05, 2010

“Women On A Mission”—that’s the theme of this program’s two short stories, both read at The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. One is a crooked mission, the other a noble one.

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