Entries by Justin Kanew

Bill Lee’s COVID19 Response Failure

Our Governor’s weak, feckless response to COVID19 is costing lives. He can’t name a single expert that supports his decision to reopen schools. They don’t have the testing ability to follow CDC guidelines, yet Lee says they are “safely” reopening schools (“to the degree that it’s possible”). His administration has dragged its feet with regard […]

Memphis House District 97 Forum

Memphis House District 97 Candidates go head to head in an issues forum on The Holler. Listen to the visions that Gabby Salinas, Clifford Stockton III, Ruby Powell-Dennis, and Allan Creasy have for their community in Memphis. LIVE: MEMPHIS HD-97 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ISSUES FORUM – Join us LIVE to hear from @gabbysalinas @CliffordStockt1 @RPowellDennis and […]


FLOODS OF JUSTICE is back again with a new episode! Pastor Kevin Riggs and Kevin Sage discuss the immorality of the death penalty within the context of what it truly means to make peace and combat injustice. FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts, and wherever else you like to listen. LISTEN 🎙 to the most recent episode of "FLOODS […]

“Rocky Top Sunrise” – A Better World with Matthew Park

Hosts Isabella Killius and Cassie Jackson interview Matthew Park in a special episode! Matthew is a candidate for State House running in District 15 in Knoxville. Sunrise believes he is one of the most thoughtful and inspirational candidates running in Tennessee right now, and he’s the only candidate to be endorsed by Sunrise Tennessee’s statewide […]

INTRODUCING “What About Us?” by Sandra Rice

The first episode of “What About Us?” as part of The Tennessee Holler Podcast Network is LIVE! What About Us? is a discussion about policies that impact rural Tennesseans. We dive into a variety of topics like healthcare, small businesses, employment, education and the environment. Tennessee is 93% rural with over 1.5 million residents, but […]


FLOODS OF JUSTICE is out with a new episode! Pastor Kevin Riggs and Kevin Sage chat with Mike Washington about his incredible journey of cycling nearly 3000 miles across the country in memory of his late wife. FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts, and wherever else you like to listen. LISTEN: "FLOODS OF JUSTICE" just dropped a new episode!@riggs_kevin […]

Carol Swain Insanity

This past Sunday morning, The Holler’s Kanew joined FOX 17’s “Nashville in Focus” political panel along with the infamous Carol Swain. Swain is known for spewing top-notch GOP propaganda, and her talking points on this panel were no different. From downplaying the COVID19 pandemic to claiming that teachers shouldn’t be paid as much to teach […]


Gloria Johnson’s STANDING TALL podcast dropped a new episode today! In this episode, Representative Johnson talks with Dr. Bob Kronick from the University of Tennessee and University Assisted Community Schools about how the community school model got started in Knoxville and how these schools could make a huge difference in underserved communities around our state. Learn […]

Chip In to Help The Holler Holler

Thanks to our readers we’ve been able to grow while other publications are furloughing reporters. We’re now in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Murfreesboro, the Tri Cities… and even West Virginia! There are more places we want to go though. More truth-yelling to be done. Will you CHIP IN HERE to help us keep growing? (Monthly […]