Griffin’s Election Wisdom

Bradshaw on The Injustice of Breonna Taylor’s Case

“This is not a headline. This is about one of our daughters not being here anymore and leaving too soon.”
Tennessee’s groundbreaking progressive Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw joins The Tennessee Holler Podcast and shares her thoughts on the injustice of Breonna Taylor’s case.

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Who Has The Power

We’ve been feeling a lot of anxiety lately, so we decided to get real with y’all in this episode. Hosts Owen and Cassie talk about the fear we’ve been experiencing during this tumultuous time and how that anxiety relates to our overall political theory. We cover some tricky topics, but we hope you’ll hear the nuance of our worldview and understand that we are all in this fight together. There’s a lot to be anxious about but we still have so much hope for a better world. Please note that the views expressed in this episode are the views of the hosts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sunrise Movement or The Tennessee Holler.

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The Cash Bail System

Rev. Davie Tucker, Board Member of The Nashville Community Bail Fund, joins Pastor Kevin Riggs and Kevin Sage for a discussion on the current cash bail system and mass incarceration.

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The Racism of 9/11

Pratik Dash from Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition joins the girls this week to discuss his experience as a “brown kid” living in Tennessee following the September 11th attacks. #NeverForget the post 9/11 racism and Islamophobia and our country’s intervention in the Middle East which led to the region’s destabilization.

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Justin Jones joins #HollerHour

Fresh off the heels off of leading the charge to occupy the plaza outside Tennessee’s State Capitol for over 60 days, activist Justin Jones joins the show to talk about his experience and where to go from here.
“The people are so powerful that it makes Gov. Bill Lee who’s the highest authority in our state so afraid that he won’t even come out of the office.”

“We know who Gov. Bill Lee is, he dressed up in a Confederate uniform as a student. Today he doesn’t have that uniform on, but he still has that mentality.”

 

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How a Former Railway is Helping Ecotourism in Rural Tennessee

Executive Director of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance Patrick Dean discusses the amazing success of this multi-use former rail bed.  Currently stretching across the Cumberland plateau from Sewanee to Tracy City, it is a perfect example of ecotourism. It conserves the natural environment also has improved the welfare of local people.

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Williamson County Votes to Remove Confederate Flag

The Williamson County Commission voted to REMOVE the Confederate flag from their county seal by supporting the task force’s recommendation in a 16 YES, 7 NO vote. The next and final step will be whether or not the Historical Commission approves the change.

“It’s disheartening to think that we would even contemplate saving a symbol that is a universal symbol of hate.” – Commissioner Keith Hudson speaking in favor of removing the Confederate flag from the county seal. Hudson is the only Black member of the Commission.

Some were not so keen on the idea of removal. Commissioner Bert Chalfant of District 7 made a fool out of himself by cursing on a hot mic during the vote.

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