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Cokie Roberts And The Founding Mothers

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The term "founding fathers" rolls off the tongue pretty easily in our country.

Franklin, Washington, Jefferson… we can all name some of the men who helped found the republic. 

But women played a role, too, despite the very different gender relations of the 18th century.  Longtime broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts follows a book on these women for adults with an illustrated version for younger readers, Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. 

Cokie Roberts herself joins us.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.