In Deep with Angie Coiro: Lisa Napoli

  • Kepler's 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States
Credit: Preston Wiles

Credit: Preston Wiles

Credit: Gordon Whiting

Credit: Gordon Whiting

Joan Kroc, wife of the late McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, saw something of a burden in the millions his company made. She proceeded to give huge amounts of it away: to public radio, to the Salvation Army - and to more organizations right up to today, through the foundations she established before her death.

But who was she, and what propelled her drive to give? Ray and Joan were married when they met, and those gifts many years later didn't necessarily reflect his priorities. Everything in between is fodder for Ray And Joan: The Man Who Made The Mcdonald's Fortune And The Woman Who Gave It All Away.

Lisa Napoli will join Angie and the audience to discuss what just might be an "only in America" decade-long tale.

Lisa Napoli has worked for Marketplace, MSNBC, and the New York Times. She helped found the Bhutan News Service; she wrote about her time in Bhutan in Radio Shangri-La.