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Public radio journalist Lisa Napoli dives into the lives of philanthropist Joan Kroc and her billionaire husband

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20:  A plaque to Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, hangs in one of the chain fast food restaurants locations January 20, 2004 in Washington, DC.  A gift in excess of 1.5 billion dollars was given to the Salvation Army from the estate of the late Joan Kroc, widow of Ray Kroc.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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A plaque to Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, hangs in one of the chain fast food restaurants locations January 20, 2004 in Washington, DC.

Her name is heard everyday on National Public Radio for bestowing a landmark $225 million donation to the network.

Her name is heard everyday on National Public Radio for bestowing a landmark $225 million donation to the network.

His name might not be as well-known, even though he was the man who founded McDonald’s, arguably the world’s most famous fast food chain in the world.

In her new biography, “Ray & Joan,” public radio’s own Lisa Napoli looks at the couple’s tumultuous marriage, and how that relationship shaped Joan Kroc’s philanthropic missions.

Guest: 

Lisa Napoli, public radio journalist and author of the new book, “Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made The McDonald’s Fortune and The Woman Who Gave It All Away

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