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Standing Tall

Standing Tall

By The TN Holler Podcast Network
Join State Representative Gloria Johnson from House District 13 for the long and short of everything political in East Tennessee...and maybe with a little East Tennessee music along the way.

Standing Tall 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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The Struggle Against the Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust with Justin Jones
Organizer Justin Jones joins to talk with Representative Johnson about his years-long struggle in leading the charge to remove the bust of former KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol. Jones puts it best in his reason for focusing so heavily on the bust: if we can't remove such a blatant symbol of racism from our Capitol, how will we ever be able to find the strength to build a true, multi-racial democracy? Standing Tall 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.
25:20
March 16, 2021
A Tale of Two Governors
State Representative Gloria Johnson talks with Christina Henry, a teacher in Anderson County, Tennessee whose husband is in critical care for COVID in Kentucky, and whose brother-in-law recently passed away from COVID, also both teachers. Tennessee is now the worst place in the world to be for COVID19 under the poor leadership of Governor Bill Lee. Christina and Representative Johnson talk about how the different responses between Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky and our own Governor Lee have affected the health outcomes of the residents of each respective state. Kentucky is the only state where ICU occupancy is lower now than three months ago Standing Tall 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.
35:00
December 22, 2020
My Boss' Boss
State Representative Gloria Johnson is back with an episode talking about the heart and soul of a campaign:  the person who manages it. Hailey Shastid joins to talk about her experience managing Rep Johnson's campaign and how she fell in love with organizing in her community. Standing Tall 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.
48:46
December 22, 2020
Protecting the Knox County Board of Health
Knox County Commissioner Courtney Durrett joins to talk with Representative Gloria Johnson about an insidious effort to effectively dissolve the Knox County Board of Health and create a new "advisory" board of brand new members who don't have the experience dealing with the COVID19 crisis that the current members have. The first meeting for this ordinance will be held Monday, December 21. Contact Knox County Commissioners to tell them to keep the Knox County Health Board of Health as it is. Standing Tall 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.
27:01
December 15, 2020
What It's Like Being A Teacher During COVID19
Today’s episode of Standing Tall features excerpts from a series of conversations between Representative Johnson and teachers from across Knox County about their virtual and physical experiences in the classroom so far this year. They are overwhelmed and overworked, and nervous about the prospect of being evaluated under current circumstances. If you have the chance, thank a teacher for what they are doing - they are wearing even more hats than they usually do, and are severely under-compensated for their work. Standing Tall 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.
37:43
September 23, 2020
Running a Small Business During a Pandemic
What kinds of hoops have small business owners had to jump through during the pandemic just to survive? State Representative Gloria Johnson sits down to talk with Scott Schimmel and Lisa Sorensen who own Bliss, a furniture store with locations in Knoxville, Nashville, and Louisville to find out. Standing Tall 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.
24:49
September 1, 2020
Scrappy Time meets Standing Tall with Jay Clark
This week, Representative Johnson is joined by Jay Clark in a special joint episode with Jay's show, "Scrappy Time." Gloria and Jay chill out in her luxurious pool and chat about their campaigns and the current state of Tennessee politics, including healthcare and this week's special session at the State Legislature. Be on the lookout for Jay's show "Scrappy Time" on The Tennessee Holler Podcast Network too - you may be seeing this very interview in video form on The Holler later this week! Jay is running for Jerome Moon's seat in District 8, Blount County, and Gloria is currently running to keep her District 13 seat in Knoxville. Standing Tall 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.
40:28
August 12, 2020
Let's Get Rural: Community Schools with Dr. Kronick
State Representative Gloria Johnson talks with Dr. Bob Kronick from the University of Tennessee and University Assisted Community Schools about how the community school model got started in Knoxville and how these schools could make a huge difference in underserved communities around our state. Learn more about University Assisted Community Schools and donate: https://uacs.utk.edu/ Standing Tall 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.
46:14
July 28, 2020
Behind the Ballot Box
Tennessee State Representative Gloria Johnson and Election Commissioner Tammy Kaousias take you behind the ballot box and explain the ins and outs of the voting process. Standing Tall 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.
50:22
July 14, 2020
You Don't Know Jack
Tennessee State Representative Gloria Johnson sits down to talk with Jack King about what's on the minds of young voters. Jack is a politically active college student from Knoxville who used to work for Gloria on her campaign. Standing Tall 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.
42:43
July 7, 2020