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Sagal talks Constitution in MPR virtual event

The author and public radio host will discuss what he learned during a motorcycle tour of the U.S. in 2012.

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Peter Sagal (October 22, 2013 photo by Andrew Collings, courtesy of MPR)
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Minnesota Public Radio will feature author and National Public Radio host Peter Sagal in a live virtual event at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9 as part of “MPR Connects!”

The event is free, open to the public, hosted and moderated by MPR News host Tom Crann. Sagal will take questions from the audience about one of his favorite subjects, the U.S. Constitution.

According to a press release, Sagal traveled across the country by motorcycle in 2012 while filming a PBS documentary called “Constitution USA.” He was looking for answers to the question, “Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America?”

Sagal spoke with lawyers and scholars, a Supreme Court justice and plaintiffs in cases before the court, and other people whose stories illuminate the issues. Along the way, he learned the secret that makes the Constitution successful, why it has lasted and why it nearly failed.

Sagal’s talk will connect Constitutional civics to everyday life, using a straightforward approach and a dash of humor to explain what the government can and cannot do for us and to us.

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Participation is free, but registration is required at mpr.org/mprconnects .

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