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




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 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.
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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