The Advocates 5-20-09 with Ms. Claudine Bacher

“The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

May 20, 2009

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On Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 12:00 Noon, I will be hosting my show The Advocates on WVOX- 1460 AM, and you can also listen to the program live- streaming on One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. My guest is Ms Claudine Bacher, and our subject today is Val-Kill, the home of Eleanor Roosevelt and Saving America’s Historic Treasures.


Ms Bacher was born in Paris and fled with her family from occupied France and settled in NYC in 1942. She graduated from Bennington College, married and raised three daughters. Ms. Bacher has worked for ABC, The Nation and Mademoiselle Magazine.


She has been involved in political campaigns and served on the numerous boards which include The Florida Key’s Children’s Shelter and the Health and Human Services Board of Monroe County, Florida. She is presently on the Board of Pathfinder International. She remains active in Democratic Politics having served in the campaigns of former Senators Bill Bradley and Hillary Clinton. She is a member of Save America’s Treasures, which was initiated by the then First Lady Hillary Clinton, as part of the White House Millennium Project. She was the former chair of the project to preserve the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt by preserving her Val-Kill Cottage, Mrs. Roosevelt’s home in partnership with the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, .


This Monday, in a ceremony at the United Nations, she is presenting to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “The Following in Her Footstep’s Award,” who exemplifies the values of Eleanor Roosevelt. One can find information about this effort at


To help support the preservation of Val-Kill, one can send checks to Ms. Fiona Lawless c/o the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.


Meanwhile, the mission of The Advocates is to bring to the public differing views on current public policy issues. Public policy, therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow.


My essays on FDR and other subjects at can be accessed at One can also listen to all of the archived shows at:


Next week I will be hosting Ms. Paula Marks, and we will be talking about networking and the concept that “Behavior Drives Business, and Business Drives Behavior.”


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