Interview with Meg Gorman, Democratic Candidate for TN3

Kanew interviews Meg Gorman about her vision for the 3rd District of Tennessee. She is running against Chuck Fleischmann in the general election and could use your support!

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 to transparency throughout this crisis, and lab turnaround times are still severely lagging, putting more lives at risk.

And yet the special session called for the week of August 10th will be focusing on weakening worker protections within the context of COVID19 and further criminalizing the protesters who have been occupying the plaza outside the State Capitol. They will also be strategizing ways to expand telehealth, which is the one positive aspect of the upcoming special session.

Watch the videos below to see just where our Governor’s priorities lie:

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.

FLOODS OF JUSTICE PODCAST

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.

“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 coalition because of his strong stances on climate and his progressive, moral vision for what Tennessee could be.

Follow Sunrise Tennessee on Twitter and Facebook.

FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts and wherever else you like to listen.

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 resources and attention are often directed to urban areas. The rural way of life is valuable and we want to preserve it. We hope you’ll join us, and that you’ll keep thinking about us out here in rural Tennessee.

FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts here, and wherever else you like to listen here.

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 remotely, Swain is in rare form on this panel.

Swain on Masks:

Swain on schools re-opening during COVID19:

Watch the full panel here.

STANDING TALL PODCAST – Community Schools

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 more about University Assisted Community Schools and donate.

FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts, and wherever else you like to listen.

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!

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GRITS – “High School Grits”

A new episode of  GRITS with Aftyn Behn and Anna Walton on The Tennessee Holler Podcast Network is LIVE!

Aftyn and Anna are joined by Aftyn’s middle and high school classmate Tre Waters as he shares his experiences as a mixed-race kid at the private, predominantly white, prep school Webb School of Knoxville located in East Tennessee.
This episode is dedicated to all the people of color that attended Webb School in Knoxville. If you would like to sign the petition “Webb Alumni Call for Commitment to Anti-Racism Action,” please click this link.
FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts, and wherever else you like to listen.