“Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of NPR’s Founding Mothers”


In this edition of ST, our guest is journalist and author Lisa Napoli, who joins us to discuss her latest book, “Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR”. It’s a group biography of Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg and Cokie Roberts: four women who fought sexism, defied journalistic standards, covered decades of American and global news, and did well. more throughout their pioneering careers to build and establish National Public Radio. Indeed, these are four women whose voices defined the sound of NPR, which first aired in 1971. According to the New York Times Book Review: “[This work] illuminates the terrifying and exciting energy of NPR as a start-up … The book is a lesson in how the marginal project of one generation becomes the mainstream of the next … Napoli portrays the chaotic start and experimental tying network. And please note that public radio Tulsa and Magic City Book will soon be co-hosting a special online-only ‘virtual event’ with Ms. Napoli in connection with this book; the event will take place on July 8 at 7 p.m., and tickets are available. required (More information, including how to get tickets, is posted here.)


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