Charles Siler used to work for the privatizers. Now he fights against them. He joins us to explain why he changed, why CRT is just the latest boogeyman, and how the real goal of Governor Lee and the privatizers here in Tennessee is to eradicate public schools.
Our Flagship podcast features interviews with key figures and policy makers all across Tennessee, as well as sounds from the front lines.
Francie Hunt of TN Advocates Planned Parenthood joined us to walk through a Republican talking points memo on abortion and set some things straight.
LIVE: FRANCIE HUNT OF TN ADVOCATES PLANNED PARENTHOOD (on the leaked GOP messaging doc) https://t.co/JWqh9zuCIO
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 4, 2022
Rep Torrey Harris, the first out LGBT black legislator in Memphis, and one of the youngest, shares his thoughts on likely losing his district to redistricting.
ASHLEY PEREIRA was raped by ex-Jason Greathouse in Alabama at 14, and her parents pushed her to marry him. They are now divorced. He just was let off with no jail time. They both now live in Tennessee (him in HENDERSONVILLE) and she’s forced to share custody of their child with him, while he doesn’t pay any child support.
CLIP: “Seeing my daughter at 14—it sits worse with me. Imagining looking her in the eye like ‘you have to co-parent with your rapist for 18 years.’”@Theasheira was raped at 14, her parents pushed to marry him. He got no prison. They share custody.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 19, 2021
We’re joined LIVE by JB Smiley Jr., a Memphis councilman running for governor of Tennessee as a Democrat.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) September 15, 2021
We spoke with fired teacher Matthew Hawn & Poet Kyla Jenee Lacey. Hawn is popular with students, a victim of anti-CRT furor. It’s under review, and would be Sullivan County’s loss.
WATCH: “I felt like I was just introducing a powerful piece of art.”
We spoke with fired teacher Matthew Hawn & Poet @Kyla_Lacey. Hawn is popular with students, a victim of anti-CRT furor. It’s under review, and would be Sullivan County’s loss.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 25, 2021
Adam Brody joins Kanew to talk about politics and the state of the country, why AOC, Rep. Bush and other women of color are heroes, and why the consciousness-shift we’re seeing is exciting.
WATCH: “These women of color at the tip of the spear—I’m in awe. I feel like I’m watching future icons, great ?? heroes in action.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 5, 2021
Watch the FULL INTERVIEW with Rep. Gloria Johnson about Speaker Sexton’s “unhinged” presser threatening to call a special session to punish school districts that take measures to keep their students safe.
CLIP: “He’s saying ‘I don’t care how scared you are’ -he’s unhinged… when they tell you who they are, believe them.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 3, 2021