In this week’s Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite podcast: Amendment 4, or better known as the felon voting rights. This topic has been the subject of continued fiery debate.
Voters approved Amendment 4 in 2018, restoring voting rights to most nonviolent felons who have completed their sentences. But then a legal battle erupted over a law subsequently passed by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature requiring felons to first pay all legal fees and fines before they can vote again.
As the legal process plays out, the man behind the 2018 amendment cast a ballot for the first time in more than 30 years on August 18.
Desmond Meade, executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, shares his personal struggles with hosts Ybeth Bruzual, Greg Angel, and Gary Darling, and explains why his very personal fight is far from over.
And finally, Greg's positive story of the week features his dog, Tucker.
IN THIS EPISODE
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.
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