Host Sandra Rice and Candidate Jarvus Turnley for State House District 66 talk about legalizing medical marijuana. A Vanderbilt study reports that 80% of Tennesseans support it and 33 states already do but the GOP General Assembly balks. They also review CBD and THC as well as efforts to decriminalize marijuana possession and criminal justice reform.
Jarvus Turnley, candidate for State House District 66, joins to talk about how fighting for Medical Marijuana in Tennessee supports the will of the people.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) September 25, 2020
Hosts Hale Masaki and Isabella Killius dive into the intersections between COVID19, climate change, and Medicare for All with Stephanie Kang, a good friend of Sunrise Tennessee, Nashville Native, and health policy adviser to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Congresswoman Jayapal is the lead sponsor of Medicare for All in the House of Representatives.
Email MidTN DSA’s M4A Working Group at email@example.com to join the fight for Medicare for All here in Tennessee.
Find out what Native Land you are living on.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) September 4, 2020
Carol Abney, candidate for TN House District 38, knows about distressed counties and closed rural hospitals. Fentress and 3 other TN counties were removed from the bottom 10% of economic performers across the country but 2 more in this district remain on the list. A licensed CPA, Carol discusses the tax burdens, limited resources, inaccessible medical care, and lack of job opportunities that keep rural residents distressed. The TN Rural Initiative provides” window dressing” when real financial support from the state government is needed.
LISTEN 🎙 "What About Us?" a podcast about how policies affect rural TN, has a new episode!@sandrafrice55 talks to @ElectCarolAbney, candidate for HD38, about the immorality of TNLeg not properly funding rural hospitals and schools.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 20, 2020
Also on deck for this episode is Lola Jack and Buddy for this week’s Dem Dogs segment. These two hounds were both rescued and are loving their new lives! Consider donating to the local animal shelter. They’re really struggling during the pandemic and need your help.
Senate Candidate District 16, Sheila Younglove, joins us again to answer the question: Why Medicaid Expansion is supported by every Democrat running for state office. It is because it is outrageous that affordable health care for thousands of Tennesseans has barely been discussed in the General Assembly since Governor Haslam’s Insure Tennessee was rejected in committee in 2014. With the pandemic, an estimated 750,000 Tennesseans could become uninsured! It is unlikely that the 3rd legislative session will even consider adopting Medicaid Expansion as have 38 states. We really need some change in our state government. Vote wisely.
LISTEN 🎙 A new episode of "What About Us?" a podcast about how policies affect rural TN, is LIVE!@sandrafrice55 talks to @SheilaYMiner1, candidate for SD16, about why all Dems in TN support Medicaid Expansion and how that issue is personal for her.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 14, 2020
Gloria Johnson’s STANDING TALL collides with Jay Clark’s SCRAPPY TIME in this latest episode!
Representative Johnson and Jay Clark chill and chat in Gloria’s luxurious pool talking healthcare, the upcoming special session, and our Governer’s refusal to meet with the peaceful protesters occupying the plaza outside the State Capitol.
Jay is running for State House in District 8 and has his own show “Scrappy Time,” which y’all should be on the lookout for because Jay is joining The TN Holler Podcast Network!
You’ll see Gloria and Jay on “Scrappy Time” THIS WEEK, stay tuned! 📺
LISTEN: A special episode of @VoteGloriaJ's "STANDING TALL" is LIVE 🎙
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 12, 2020
Civil Miller-Watkins is running for State Senate District 26 and joins host Sandra Rice to discuss TN’s plan for students to return to school amid a pandemic. She is a mother of 8, a current school board member, and is very familiar with homeschooling and virtual learning. The lack of state plans for managing COVID19 and school reopening as well as a lack of broadband in all rural areas makes learning more difficult in Tennessee.
LISTEN 🎙 A new episode of "What About Us?" a podcast about how policies affect rural TN, is LIVE!
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 7, 2020
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:
🔥WATCH: “Sorry I can’t just sit here silently and listen to these talking points.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 27, 2020
Swain on schools re-opening during COVID19:
🔥WATCH: “Republicans are so excited to get our kids back in public schools… they should think about that next time they kill amendments to fund them.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 27, 2020
Watch the full panel here.
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