Friday, February 26, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Earlier this week, Dr. David Knox, an HIV specialist at the Maple Leaf Medical Clinic presented the findings of his latest case study at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston.  According to his findings, he has for the first time documented a case of an individual contracting HIV, a multi-drug resistant strain, while apparently adhering well to the daily regimen of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  Joining me today to talk all about the study and its findings is Benjamin Ryan the editor at large at POZ magazine.  You can also follow Ben on twitter.

Back in 2013, following the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Shelby County v. Holder, which discarded a crucial provision of the Voting Rights Act, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her biting dissent from the bench, and in essence scolded her fellow Justices in full view of the public; and to make matters more interesting she’d also read two other dissents from the bench the day before.  These acts of defiance in the face of conservative opposition made Justice Ginsburg a hero to progressives all across the country and the sudden outpouring of affection for the Justice was documented on a Tumblr blog called “Notorious RBG” which was created by then law student Shana Knizhnik.  Now, the blog has been turned into an amazing book titled Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg which is co-written by Shana and Irin Carmon, a reporter for MSNBC, and Irin joins me today in studio to talk all about the book and the latest happenings in the Supreme Court.  

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