The Science Behind the Coronavirus Vaccine

Dr. John Palisano, former Professor at the University of the South, joins again to talk about the Coronavirus and why it has proven to be so deadly, but also about the amazing science and technology that will bring us vaccines in the next few weeks.  How do vaccines work and why it is so important to get one? Effective and safe – welcome back science, we missed you!

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

“We Need a Statewide Mask Mandate” – Mayor Greer

HENRY COUNTY MAYOR BRENT GREER: “I consider Gov. Bill Lee a friend… but It would’ve sent a stronger message if we all stood together on a statewide mask mandate.”

Of the 10 Tennessee counties with the highest positivity rates, Henry County is the only one with a mask mandate.

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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.


COVID Grits with Rep. Gloria Johnson

#1 Grittle Rep. Gloria Johnson joins Aftyn and Anna to discuss the state of COVID19 in Tennessee, while the Tennessee Republican leadership points fingers at Venezuela for Trump’s loss. The girls apologize for the audio as they were not in Anna’s closet for this episode. 😁

CNBC article featuring Rep. Gloria Johnson

Rep. Johnson co-signed a letter about TN  student evaluations about a month ago

Martine Hope, Mountain City educator from Johnson City that passed away

Susan Keener, Murfreesboro special needs teacher that passed away in October

Daily Yonder, Nine out of 10 Rural Counties Are in the Covid-19 Red Zone


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Janice Bowling Unwittingly Makes Case for Abortion

Staunchly anti-reproductive freedom Senator JANICE BOWLING unwittingly made the case for abortion rights while fighting a UT vaccine requirement.


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.

Democrats Need to Deliver for Young People

“If the Democratic Party wants to win over the loyalty of young people it had better act right now and in a pretty big way.”- Jonathan Smucker drops fire talking about the Democratic Party’s future on The Intercept’s #Deconstructed podcast.

Full Podcast.

Rev. Dr. Barber: Making COVID More About People

Rev. Dr. William Barber on Pete Buttigieg’s The Deciding Decade talking about how we need to make #COVID19 less about numbers and more about people.

Listen to the full podcast here.

Getting to Medicare for All with Biden

Stephanie Kang, Health Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal lead sponsor of Medicare for All in the House, talks about how even though Biden’s plan isn’t where we need to be, it could lay the groundwork for #M4A…if people organize and push for it.

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