Rural TN is Red – What Can We Do About It?

All of our great Rural Caucus candidates were defeated.  TNDP Rural Caucus Chair Anne Quillen tells us why Democrats struggle to win in Tennessee.  In reality, we all have many similarities in our ideas and dreams of a good life but when misinformation and divisiveness rule no one will be able to achieve them.  We discuss how Democrats can better get their message to more voters and create a better Tennessee.

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

 

The Power of Campaigns and Community Organizing

State Representative Gloria Johnson is back with an episode talking about the heart and soul of a campaign:  the person who manages it. Hailey Shastid joins to talk about her experience managing Rep Johnson’s campaign and how she fell in love with organizing in her community.

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

Biden and Harris Win!

The Presidential race was finally called in favor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past Saturday morning in a resounding rebuke of President Trump and his reign these past four years. Catch a couple of highlights from their victory speeches below.

Holler Election Coverage

Tequila Johnson of The Equity Alliance and Aftyn Behn of Indivisible Tennessee joined Kanew and Cassie in covering the #2020Election. Candidates, politicos, and people from across the state called in to tell us the latest from the ground as results came in.

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Passing the Torch to Torrey Harris

State Representative London Lamar joins #HollerHour to discuss the historic election of Memphis’ Torrey Harris to the State House as the first out LGBTQ Democratic Representative in Tennessee history and now the youngest person in the Legislature.

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

Texas is a Tossup?

Four days before the election, Anna and Aftyn provide the state of play for those wondering, “Does my vote even matter?” And if you live in a key battleground state like Texas, the answer is an absolute and resounding yes. Even if all of Aftyn’s exes live in Texas, the girls uplift the work of southern states in the most important election of their lifetimes.

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

Opening Our Perspectives with Jenn Foley

We conclude our interviews with Tennessee state candidates with Dr. Jenn Foley running for House District 65. She summarizes issues and concerns expressed by constituents across the state and the need for relief from the GOP super-majority agenda.  We need more discussion, representation and balance, along with less arrogance and paternalism. Please go out and vote for a better Tennessee for all Tennesseans.

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

Blount County Has a Choice

Jay Clark for Tennessee House District 8 talks about the real choice District 8 voters have in the upcoming election on #ScrappyTime.

FULL SHOW

Education in Crisis

“I don’t feel I’m getting the guidance from the State that I should be getting as a teacher.”
 
Jay Clark for TN House D8 and Blount County teachers talk about the need for clear guidance and consistency from the State during COVID19 on Scrappy Time.
 

KANEW TO WILLIAMSON COUNTY: CANCEL CASADA

“If values matter, if we’re trying to teach our kids to do the right thing, we need to #CancelCasada like his own Republican caucus did.”

Watch The Holler’s Justin Kanew help WILLIAMSON COUNTY remember why ex-speaker Glen Casada had to resign in shame.

Here’s his op-ed in the Tennessean.