Protecting the Knox County Board of Health

Knox County Commissioner Courtney Durrett joins to talk with Representative Gloria Johnson about an insidious effort to effectively dissolve the Knox County Board of Health and create a new “advisory” board of brand new members who don’t have the experience dealing with the COVID19 crisis that the current members have. The first meeting for this ordinance will be held Monday, December 21.

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Tennessee AG Slatery’s Dangerous Behavior

“This is the chief law enforcement officer of the state asking the highest court in the land to overturn the results of the Presidential election.”

Senator Jeff Yarbro rips Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery for signing on to Texas’ lawsuit that seeks to invalidate millions of votes for Biden. Even though the electors have already cast their votes, this undemocratic behavior by the GOP doesn’t bode well for future elections.

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The Days of Gatekeepers Are Over

“I think the day of the gatekeepers of old is really waning. People are tired of that. They want something new, they don’t want these lifelong politicians.”
 
Kendra Cotton from The New Georgia Project on how to organize the South.

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Wearing a Mask Doesn’t Make You Less Free

“My freedom is not involved in a mask. My freedom is having the opportunity to survive in America like everybody else.” Rep. Shaw lambasts the Tennessee GOP and Governor Bill Lee for their lack of leadership on #COVID19 which has landed TN in both an economic crisis and a healthcare catastrophe.

 

How the Left Can Change Tennessee

Matthew Park, Co-Executive Director of Change TN, joins Cassie and Owen to talk about how the Left should be engaging with the upcoming race for the Chair of the Democratic Party and all the local races across the state in 2021. As Matthew says, local municipalities are the true labs of democracy – that’s where we need to be building the bench so that we can truly change Tennessee for the better.

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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.

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Marquita Bradshaw on Where to Go From Here

“We can look toward Georgia, but I was taught if you want your grass to be green, you need to fertilize and water your own grass.” – Marquita Bradshaw talking with Wade Munday on #ACaseOfTheMundays about where to go from here in Tennessee.

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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.

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Rep Vincent Dixie on the GOP Disrespecting the Right to Vote

“People that look like me have died for this right, now you’re saying it’s not really worth the paper it’s written on. It’s hurtful.” – Rep. Vincent Dixie talks about the danger of the GOP undermining our election process on #HollerHour.

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AOC on Why Medicare for All is the Only Path Forward

 “We are already projected to pay more in our current broken system than we would if we were to just guarantee everyone healthcare in this country.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez breaks down why Medicare For All is the only path forward – and that it will win.
Video from Center for Health and Democracy‘s Medicare for All webinar.