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The Work And Life Of Dorothy Day

An image of Dorothy Day
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Note: this segment originally aired April 7, 2016. 

Journalist and social activist Dorothy Day challenged the structure of the Catholic church when she co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement in the 1930s.

The group advocated for direct aid to the poor and civil disobedience on their behalf. Today, Day's granddaughter Martha Hennessy continues Day's work.
 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Hennessy about the teachings of the Catholic Worker Movement and Day's legacy. Hennessy speaks at Duke Divinity School Room 0013 Westbrook in Durham tonight at 7 p.m. and at St. Francis Church in Raleigh at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.