Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
New Hampshire native Doris Haddock has been walking across America since New Year’s Day, 1999. Earlier this year, she celebrated her 90th birthday. On her trek, she carries a banner reading "Granny D For Campaign Finance Reform." She joins Diane a day after achieving her goal of bringing her crusade to Capitol Hill.
- Doris "Granny D" Haddock campaign finance reform activist
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