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Porch Politics

Porch Politics

By The TN Holler Podcast Network
Porch Politics is a conversation between hosts Charlane Oliver and Tequila Johnson who serve as Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance in Tennessee. The Equity Alliance proactively advocates for African Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity at realizing the American dream.

Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee.
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Don't Come for Us Unless We Send for You: Mic Drops & Mollywhops
Odessa Kelly, executive director of Stand Up Nashville, joins Charlane and Tequila for a real, no-holds-barred conversation about how unity amongst Black women is often attacked and how we can rise above to build valuable partnerships. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
01:29:29
March 9, 2021
Black Folks Roundtable
Charlane and Tequila host a timely discussion with elected officials, advocates, and community members about hot topics surrounding TSU President Glenda Glover accepting a position on CoreCivic's board (which she has since withdrawn), respectability, and a lot more. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
01:35:29
February 23, 2021
The Power of Restoring Voting Rights
Your favorite democracy duo is back with another electric episode featuring Desmond Meade of Florida Rights Restoration and The Equity Alliance Direct Impact Fellows: Terrance Simpson, Big Fridge, Robert Sherrill, and Daniel Westbrooks. Participants share how their personal stories of challenge and triumph have led them to be community leaders, entrepreneurs, and voting rights restoration advocates. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
01:13:32
December 21, 2020
Building Power Through Community
Porch Politics is back with another electric and empowering episode with the real deal duo Charlane Oliver and Tequila Johnson. This episode features The Equity Alliance's 2020 election organizers talking about the ins and outs of all the different kinds of community organizing necessary to build power. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
01:13:19
December 7, 2020
The Equity Alliance Turns Four!
Back for a post-election edition, Charlane Oliver and Tequila Johnson celebrate with all of the original co-founders of The Equity Alliance in a collective inhale and exhale while calling out the bull and celebrating the good in this four-year anniversary special. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
01:18:03
November 23, 2020
Ice Cube and Black Men in Politics
The fierce and unapologetic duo of democracy, Charlane Oliver and Tequila Johnson, return for a flavorful discussion on Black men and politics, the presidential debate, and the leadup to the election. They are joined by special guests Leshaun Oliver and BlackPac's Adrianne Shropshire. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
57:58
October 26, 2020
We're Comin' For Your Seat
Hosts Tequila Johnson and Charlane Oliver talk about their latest successes at The Equity Alliance, the lack of Republican "strategy" behind the first VP debate, and about the state of politics leading up to the general election. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
55:43
October 12, 2020
Our Fair Share
Hosts Tequila Johnson and Charlane Oliver are joined by Project Manager LeLann Evans to discuss The Equity Alliance's successful Our Fair Share initiative to deliver millions of federal dollars to Nashville communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID19. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
01:03:12
September 23, 2020
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. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
40:15
September 14, 2020
It's Deep, Y'all
Porch Politics hosts Tequila Johnson and Charlane Oliver are back to talk about the deep intersections between racial justice and so many other issues, including economics, policing, and classism. It goes deep, y'all, but Charlane and Tequila are doing the work to empower Black people in Tennessee and are fighting for justice and equity every day with The Equity Alliance. Be sure to fill out The Equity Alliance's Our Fair Share survey if you or your small business has been affected by COVID19. Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
57:04
August 31, 2020
Bringing the Sweet Tea
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. 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 wherever you listen. Porch Politics is part of The TN Holler Podcast Network. Visit www.tnholler.com to keep up with The Tennessee Holler's relentless coverage that seeks to lift up progressive voices and shine a light on injustices throughout Tennessee. Music attribution: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
53:60
August 10, 2020
Porch Politics Teaser
Porch Politics will be releasing our first episode in early August - subscribe now to catch it when it drops!
00:22
July 15, 2020