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Dare To Listen: Know Your Rights In A Pandemic

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You have likely heard an objection to COVID mask mandates or vaccine requirements – as a violation of personal liberty. But during a pandemic is there a right to not wear a mask? Or refuse to be vaccinated to work or to go to school?

TPR recorded this “Dare to Listen” conversation on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

What is the balance between individual rights and the community’s rights during the outbreak of a deadly disease?

TPR’s "Dare to Listen" series examines timely, sometimes provocative, topics through frank but respectful discussion with a diverse panel of guests.


  • Randall Erben, adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and former legislative director in Abbott's office
  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin, JD, Chancellor’s Professor and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Angela Morrison, associate professor at Texas A&M University School of Law

"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call 833-877-8255, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet @TPRSource.

*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, August 25 and will reair Monday, August 30.

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