Poverty Is The Pandemic

The Equity Alliance Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors Tequila Johnson and Charlane Oliver are back for the third episode of the real, raw, and unapologetic podcast, Porch Politics. Tune in for the Porch Pop-up segment with guests Robert “Black Rob” Higgins, a culture catalyst and owner of Minerva Avenue and The WKND Lounge, and Curtis “C Shorty” Story, the CEO of BeYou, a lifestyle brand and clothing line.
Be sure to fill out The Equity Alliance’s Our Fair Share survey if you or your small business has been affected by COVID19.
Porch Politics is recorded LIVE from our porch every other Thursday at 6 pm CT. You can stream it on The Tennessee Holler or wait for it to drop as a podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever else you like to listen.

Be Better Belmont

Aftyn and Anna interview Claire and Safara, organizers with the Be Better Belmont campaign, which is pushing Belmont’s college administration to divest from the private prison system. #CancelCoreCivic.
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Bill Lee to sign Protest Criminalization Bill

Governor Bill Lee announced that he will be signing a draconian anti-protest bill which includes making it a felony punishable by up to six years in prison to pitch a tent outside the Capitol overnight. This flies in the face of his claims of wanting to pass meaningful criminal justice reform, a term that House Majority Leader William Lamberth had the gall to use when referring to this bill.

Not only will this legislation have severe implications for protesters, but it will have far-reaching ramifications on the people in Tennessee who are experiencing homelessness.

Republican Legislators drafted this bill with the protesters who have been occupying the plaza outside the State Capitol in mind in an effort to silence them and their demands. We are left wondering if any members of the Tennessee Republican Party have learned from the late great John Lewis, or if they have considered that perhaps they are participating in government overreach, which they are so quick to decry when Democrats propose regulations.

Tennessee’s Criminalization of Protest with Senator Jeff Yarbro

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.

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

INTRODUCING “A Case of the Mundays” with Wade Munday

Host Wade Munday talks with public defender Keeda Haynes on the first official episode of A Case of the Mundays. Fresh off her campaign for Congress in District 5, Keeda talks about what went right and what went wrong in her race, and what she’s thinking of doing next. Keeda managed to receive over 40% of the vote in a difficult race against longtime incumbent Jim Cooper, so if she decides to run again she’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

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INTRODUCING Porch Politics with The Equity Alliance

Porch Politics hosts Tequila Johnson and Charlane Oliver, Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance, are here to bring you the sweet tea in their first episode of Porch Politics. They get real and go deep in their discussion about the hard but rewarding activism that they’re doing through The Equity Alliance, and they give their honest perspectives on the state of Tennessee Democratic politics.

Be sure to fill out The Equity Alliance’s Our Fair Share survey if you or your small business has been affected by COVID19.

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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.

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.
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ROCKY TOP SUNRISE – “Why Abolition is an Environmental Justice Issue”

A new episode of  ROCKY TOP SUNRISE with Sunrise Tennessee on The Tennessee Holler Podcast Network is LIVE!

Hosts Isabella Killius and Hale Masaki explore the intersections of racial justice and environmentalism within the context of slavery and how slavery was never eradicated, it simply evolved. In the second half of the episode, lifelong organizer Taz Gaines joins as our special guest to dive deep into these issues and to establish why abolition and the fight for justice are crucial to winning a Green New Deal. ?
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FLOODS OF JUSTICE PODCAST

New Episode! Pastor Kevin Riggs and Kevin Sage discuss protesting through the lens of Romans 13 and talk about a statement released by The (&) Campaign regarding the 2020 Presidential Campaign.

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