A chat with Amanda Bennett on ‘The Cost of Hope’

    WHYY’s senior health writer Taunya English spoke with author Amanda Bennett about her new book, “The Cost of Hope: The Story of a Marriage, a Family and the Quest for Life.”

    It’s the story of Bennett’s husband, Terence Foley, who battled kidney cancer for seven years, a fight that cost more than $600,000.

    Bennett, an executive editor at Bloomberg News, used her journalism skills to tally the emotional and financial costs of end-of-life care. She is former executive editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Before his death, Foley taught journalism at Temple and Drexel universities.

    Tune in WHYY 90.9 FM Thursday to hear more on Amanda Bennett’s family journey. She’s a guest in the second hour of “Radio Times” with Marty Moss-Coane.

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