The Story
11:15 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Getting Arrested At Moral Monday

Photo: Jedediah Purdy
Jedediah Purdy
Credit Travis Drove

Jedediah Purdy, a law professor at Duke University, is one of more than 700 people who have been arrested in a series of political rallies in Raleigh, N.C., called Moral Mondays.

In this conversation, he tells host Dick Gordon that he didn’t expect to find himself among the singing, chanting protesters. But, he says, North Carolina NAACP president William Barber's blend of religious and constitutional language moved him to come forward and be arrested in an act of civil disobedience against his state’s Republican legislature.

Hear the full conversation at The Story's website. Also in this show: Glenn Gallas, a tea party founder in Arkansas, has organized his community to make it safe; and how a 24-second clock revolutionized basketball.

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