Our Flagship podcast features interviews with key figures and policy makers all across Tennessee, as well as sounds from the front lines.
Mariah Phillips joins The Holler to talk about her race for State House in one of the most flippable districts in the state – House District 37. They also dig into the failures of the Tennessee Republican Party to support Tennesseans during COVID19 and beyond.
CLIP 📺 "Every First Amendment violation is written into this bill. They cannot increase penalties for people having the right to speak their minds."@Mariah4TN on the UNCONSTITUTIONAL ANTI-PROTESTER BILL that #TNLeg just passed.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 19, 2020
Justin Kanew talks with State Senator Jeff Yarbro about the Tennessee State Legislature’s new draconian anti-protest laws that specifically target the protesters who have been occupying the plaza outside of the State Capital, and the far-reaching implications these laws will have on the citizens of Tennessee.
CLIP: "When a government is scared to listen, you've got problems."@yarbro talking with @Kanew about the draconian anti-protest laws that #TNLeg just passed and how the protesters @plaza_tn have exposed @GovBillLee's heartlessness.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 14, 2020
Kanew interviews Dr. Karen Cox, author of Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture, about the political and social influence The UDC had on the South and how we’re still fighting against their racist ideology today.
CLIP: "The monument is part of this whole arsenal that the UDC has in order to inculcate children with a particular point of view."@SassyProf on the racist political & social influence of the Daughters of the Confederacy across the South.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 21, 2020
State Representatives London Lamar and Gloria Johnson join hosts Wade Munday and Justin Kanew for a discussion on the decision to reopen schools amidst a worsening pandemic, the passing of the great John Lewis, and more.
CLIP: "If you truly honor those who came before you like John Lewis, I'm asking you to change the way that you legislate."@RepLamar speaking with @Kanew, @WadeLMunday and @VoteGloriaJ on "Mondays With Munday" about racial justice in #TNLeg.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 20, 2020
Tennessee State House candidate Brandon Thomas joins us to discuss his race in one of the most flippable districts in the state. He is running a progressive campaign against Republican incumbent Mike Sparks who was recently asked by The Holler whether or not the Civil War was fought over slavery, to which he responded “I haven’t really studied it.” Brandon is running in State House District 49 (Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and La Vergne).
CLIP: "He didn't go to the doctor because he was afraid of the bill he would get."@Brandon4Tenn talking with @Kanew about how crucial it is for Tennessee to #ExpandMedicaid during #COVID19 on the latest podcast episode 🎙
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 16, 2020
Justin Kanew talks with Franklin’s Dustin Koctar about why Williamson County must remove the Confederate flag from its seal.
“Changing our county seal is not going to erase history.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 7, 2020
Justin Kanew talks with Jade and Emma Rose from Teens For Equality, the organizers of the largest Black Lives Matter march in Nashville yet. We hear about their experience and they share their perspective on the moment our country is in. Our future is in good hands with these kids!
CLIP: “It was just something I had to do.”
Jade & Emma Rose from TEENS FOR EQUALITY @teens_4equality, the group that organizes Nashville’s biggest March, on what motivates them. (and serving a Facebook hater)
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 18, 2020
Justin Kanew and Erik Heipt discuss the murder of Sterling Higgins, a Black man from West Tennessee who died at the hands of the cops in a case of police brutality. Warning to listeners that this episode contains descriptions of graphic content and racial violence.
Erik Heipt is a civil rights attorney.
CLIP: “Cause of death was determined to be ‘EXCITED DELIRIUM’ — imagine if there was a #GeorgeFloyd grand jury and the prosecutor decided NOT TO SHOW THE VIDEO.” 🤔#SterlingHiggins Lawyer @erikheipt (UNION CITY)
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 15, 2020