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Government Powers, Civil Liberties, Public Health, & COVID-19

Annie Ropeik for NHPR

From quarantines to stay-at-home orders, state and federal officials have been intervening in our daily activities in unprecedented ways. We examine the rights and powers of the federal government, state governors, and individuals - in the midst of a public health emergency.

Air date: Monday, May 11, 2020


  • John Greabe - Director of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service and  professor of law at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
  • Alan Greenblatt -  Senior staff writer for Governing, a news outlet that covers state and local government. Visit here to read his coverage. And listen to Alan discussing the emergency powers of the governor on NHPR's Civics 101 podcast.

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