ACLU staffer pushes for Floridan ex-felons to regain civil rights and new developments in the search for an aids cure
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with a local ACLU staffer who is in Geneva, Switzerland at the UN Human Rights Council testifying about how hard it is for ex-felons to have their civil rights restored in the US.. Joyce Hamilton Henry is mid-Florida regional director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Ex felons must apply to the Florida Cabinet to have their civil rights restored. It affects voting and professional licensing. According to the ACLU, 23 percent of Florida's black residents are disenfranchised, the highest percentage of any state.
Later, Rob plays an interview with an Award-winning research scientist Nathalia Holt, was trained at Harvard and MIT. Shes written a new book called CURED: How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science. It reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure for HIV and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS pandemic.
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