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Poor Richard’s Women

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On the Point, an interview with Nancy Rubin Stuart, author of “Poor Richard’s Women: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father”. Mindy Todd hosts.

Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin, the thrifty inventor and statesmen of the revolutionary era, but few know about his love life. “Poor Richard’s Women” reveals the women Franklin loved and lost during his life-long struggle between prudence and passion. Most prominent is Deborah Reed Franklin, his common law wife and partner for 44 years.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.