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Jill Ker Conway Continues Her Story in "True North"

Conway grew up in a remote sheep station in the Australian outback, and later became the president of Smith College. Her girlhood memoir, "The Road from Coorain," was a bestseller, In her new book, "True North," she continues her story, writing about organizing for women's rights on campus, and creating a marriage in which she and her husband are equal partners. Conway was the first female vice president of The University of Toronto, and from 1975 to 1985 was the president of Smith. Since then, she has been a visiting scholar and professor at M.I.T.'s Program in Science, Technology and Society.


Other segments from the episode on September 12, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 12, 1994: Interview with Jill Ker Conway; Interview with Jonathan Mann; Review of Jayne Anne Phillips' novel "Shelter."


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