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The Tennessee Holler Podcast

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MAGA Insurrection at the Capitol with Representative Jim Cooper
Representative Jim Cooper joins The Holler to talk about the violent attack on our nation's Capitol where he and his staff had to shelter for hours while MAGA insurrectionists laid siege. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
January 7, 2021
Tennessee's Senators are Trying to Overthrow the Will of the People
Representative Mike Stewart (D-Nashville) joins to talk about his letter to Senators Hagerty and Blackburn asking for evidence to back up their effort to overthrow the will of the people. #JimCrowCaucus Read Rep Stewart's Letter The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
January 6, 2021
Georgia Rising with Tequila Johnson
Tequila Johnson of The Equity Alliance joined Holler Hour to talk about the huge importance of the Georgia runoff elections, Trump's brazen criminality, and the discrepancies in how MNPD handled the Nashville Bomber. If you want to help out a "Tennessee Stacey Abrams," support the work that Tequila Johson, Charlane Oliver, and all of their organizers are doing at The Equity Alliance The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
January 5, 2021
The Holes in MNPD's Handling of the Nashville Bomber Case
Nashville City Councilman Bob Mendes and Former Federal Prosecutor Alex Little join to discuss why Metro Nashville Police Department failed to mention that the bomber's girlfriend had reported him less than two years ago. Read Natalie Allison's reporting in The Tennessean The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
December 30, 2020
The GOP's Descent to Authoritarianism
Attorney Alex Little joins #HollerHour to talk about Tennessee Attorney General Herb Slatery's undemocratic decision to support Texas' effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Biden may be in the clear now that the electors have selected Biden as the next President, but Slatery and the other members of the GOP that propagated this undemocratic effort have laid the groundwork for trouble in elections to come. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
December 15, 2020
TNDP Chair's Forum NIGHT TWO
Candidates running for Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party join for our TNDP Chair's Forum in partnership with Change TN. On this second night, we heard from four candidates: Robin Kimbrough Hayes, Dr. Jane George, Kate Craig, and Civil Miller-Watkins. Listen to hear their vision of what the future of the Democratic Party should look like in Tennessee. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
December 11, 2020
TNDP Chair's Forum NIGHT ONE
Candidates running for Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party join for our TNDP Chair's Forum in partnership with Change TN. On this first night, we heard from five candidates: Rep. London Lamar, Theryn Bond, Wade Munday, Hendrell Remus, and Frank Hundley. Listen to hear their vision of what the future of the Democratic Party should look like in Tennessee. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
December 11, 2020
Tennessee's Undemocratic Attorney General with Alex Little
Nashville attorney Alex Little joins #HollerHour to talk about Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s announcement that Tennessee would join 17 other states in supporting Texas' efforts to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
December 11, 2020
How Georgia Turned Blue with Kendra Cotton
Kendra Cotton from The New Georgia Project joins to tell us how Georgia turned blue. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
December 9, 2020
Matthew Sheffield on How Right Wing Media Fuels the Political Divide
Matthew Sheffield, founder of Newsbusters and The Washington Examiner, joins to discuss the role that right-wing media plays in fueling the deep political divide in America. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
November 26, 2020
A Vision for Tennessee with Rep. Vincent Dixie
State Representative Vincent Dixie joins Kanew and Cassie on #HollerHour to talk about how to reach voters across Tennessee and what a true vision of equity looks like. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
November 19, 2020
Henry County Mayor Greer: "Statewide Mask Mandate Would Send Stronger Message"
Of the 10 Counties in Tennessee with the highest COVID positivity rates Henry County is the only one with a mask mandate. County Mayor Brent Greer joins us LIVE.
November 18, 2020
Kanew: TN Republicans Are Turning Their Backs On Democracy
The Holler’s Justin Kanew says in backing Trump’s attack on the legitimacy of the election TN Republicans do our enemies a big favor. Subscribe/Support:
November 16, 2020
Bill Lee is the Worst Governor with John Ray Clemmons
State Representative John Ray Clemmons joins Kanew and Cassie on #HollerHour to talk about Governor Bill Lee's failure of leadership not just through COVID, but for his entire tenure so far. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
November 12, 2020
The End of the Trump Presidency with Sarah Kendzior
Host and Author Sara Kendzior of Gaslit Nation joins us to talk about the end of the Trump Presidency. Nobody has been more accurate about the criminal nature of the Trump regime since the beginning. Buy her books. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
November 6, 2020
What Next? with State Senator Jeff Yarbro and State Rep London Lamar
State Senator Jeff Yarbro and State Rep London Lamar joined Kanew and Cassie on #HollerHour to talk about our Tennessee elections, the Presidental race that still hangs in the balance, and more. Progress takes time y'all, and we aren't going anywhere. Watch #HollerHour LIVE on Facebook and Twitter every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm Central. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
November 5, 2020
COUNTRY OVER PARTY with Brittany Kylene, A 4th Gen. Republican Voting for Biden
Brittany Kylene, 4th Generation Republican out of Cookeville and daughter of an Evangelical preacher, explains why she's putting country over party and supporting Biden. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
November 3, 2020
Academy Award Winner Callie Khouri joins #HollerHour
Callie Khouri, Writer and Producer of Thelma and Louise, Creator of Nashville, and much more, joined the show to talk about the dire state of the country in the leadup to the election and how imperative it is that we vote Trump out of office. Watch #HollerHour LIVE on Facebook and Twitter every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm Central. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
October 30, 2020
Stephanie Kang on Meeting the Moment with Medicare for All
Stephanie Kang, Health Policy Adviser to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Nashville Native, joined #HollerHour to talk about why the moment we are in makes the urgency for Medicare for All more pressing than it's ever been. Congresswoman Jayapal is the lead sponsor of Medicare for All in the House of Representatives, you can learn more about her bill here. Check out the extended webinar Stephanie hosted with panelists on what Medicare for All would do for Tennesseans. Join the fight for Medicare for All here in Tennessee with Medicare for All TN or with DSA Middle TN's Medicare for All Working Group. Watch #HollerHour LIVE on Facebook and Twitter every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm Central. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
October 29, 2020
Oh My God, Did He Just Say That? - Zulfat Suara on the Presidential Debate
Nashville Council Member Zulfat Suara joined #HollerHour to talk about what it was like watching the Presidential Debate live at Belmont University. She also shares her experience so far on what it's been like on Nashville's Metro Council during such a tumultuous time and the importance of having a seat at the table. Watch #HollerHour LIVE on Facebook and Twitter every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm Central. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
October 28, 2020
The Push to Divest from CoreCivic with Be Better Belmont
Safara Parrott of Be Better Belmont joins Holler Hour to talk about the protest they organized before the Presidential Debate at Belmont University. Be Better Belmont is a coalition of students and alumni calling on Belmont University to divest from the private prison system CoreCivic. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
October 23, 2020
JAY CLARK, Candidate for State House District 8
Jay Clark joined #HollerHour to talk about his race for State House in Blount County, District 8. Jay is also the host of "Scrappy Time," a weekly videocast series on The Tennessee Holler Podcast Network where he talks to voters to find out what matters most to them. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
October 22, 2020
Torrey Harris talks about running against ex-Democrat John Deberry and being an openly gay candidate in Tennessee. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
October 21, 2020
KANEW: TN Republicans Canceled Casada, Williamson County Should Too
“If values matter, if we’re trying to teach our kids to do the right thing, we need to #CancelCasada like his own Republican caucus did.”    The Holler’s Jusitn Kanew helps WILLIAMSON COUNTY remember why ex-speaker Glen Casada had to resign in shame. WATCH THE VIDEO.
October 20, 2020
Glenn Scruggs on his Opponent's Dogwhistle Racism
Glenn Scruggs joins the show to talk about his race for State Senate in District 10 against incumbent Senator Todd Gardenhire. Glenn responds to Todd's blatant dogwhistle racism and is confident that Todd is getting nervous about losing one of the closest races in Tennessee. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
October 19, 2020
Fighting Against GOP Fear Mongering with Heidi Campbell and Gideon's Army
Candidate for State Senate District 20 Heidi Campbell and Timothy Hughes of Gideon's Army join the Holler to talk about Heidi's race to flip one of the most winnable districts for Democrats in Tennessee and about the incredible work Gideon's Army is doing to help communities in Nashville. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
October 13, 2020
"Rally 4 Franklin" Organizer Robby Starbuck
Before the event in Franklin we spoke about BLM, his claims about underestimated GOP diversity, why disgraced ex-speaker Glen Casada was featured and more. Watch HERE.
October 12, 2020
Why is Everyone So Mad at Penny Schwinn?
Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn provided sketchy data in regard to potential "learning loss" experienced by students in light of COVID19, but what's the full story? Education advocates JC Bowman and TC Weber join our Holler Hour to help explain the anti-public school agenda that is truly driving the narrative that Schwinn and Governor Lee are pushing with this "data."
October 1, 2020
A "Shit Show" of a Debate with Keely Sage
President of the Tennessee College Democrats and Joe Biden Delegate Keely Sage joins to talk with Kanew about the "Shit Show" Debate and how to reach young voters.
September 30, 2020
Rep. DeBerry Claims Not to Support Trump or Biden, Despite Pro-Trump Shelby GOP Video
We caught up with much-maligned ex-Democrat Rep. John Deberry, now running as an independent in Memphis, and asked him why he doesn't just come out and say he supports Trump when he implied as much to the Shelby County Democratic Party. The audio is a compilation between DeBerry's conversation with The Holler's Kanew and audio taken straight from his speech at a Shelby County GOP meeting.
September 29, 2020
Marquita Bradshaw's Leap of Faith
Tennessee's progressive Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw joins the show to talk about her bold run for the United States Senate. Bradshaw is a working-class environmental justice activist and the first Black woman to be nominated for the Senate by a major party in Tennessee. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin.
September 25, 2020
Bob Freeman's Wild First Term
State Representative Bob Freeman of Nashville joins to talk about his wild first term in office, his run for reelection, and his vision of how to center Tennesseans over political ideology. Subscribe and Support:
September 24, 2020
Justin Jones joins our Thursday #HollerHour in this special edition of The Tennessee Holler Live Show. Justin led a protest for 62 straight days in the plaza outside Tennessee's State Capitol. The protesters wanted to speak with Governor Lee; he never granted them that conversation, but what the protesters did was expose him and the rest of the Tennessee GOP for who they truly are. We the people have the power, we just have to organize and use it. Subscribe and Support:
September 17, 2020
Elizabeth Madeira's Race to Defeat Glen Casada
Elizabeth Madeira is running against one of the most corrupt Republicans in the history of the Tennessee State Legislature, and that's saying something. Disgraced former Speaker of the House Glen Casada has an ego so large that he decided it'd be a good idea to run for reelection, even though his tenure as Speaker was marred with scandals laced with racism, sexism, and corruption. Madeira, on the other hand, is not taking any special interest money and is committed to bringing decency back to House District 63 through her platform which includes Medicaid expansion and the proper funding of public schools. It's time to #CancelCasada once and for all. Subscribe and Support:
September 2, 2020
How Betsy Devos is Corroding American Democracy
Derek Black, author of School House Burning, joins Kanew to talk about how Betsy DeVos' attack on our nation's commitment to public education threatens not just education, but democracy itself. Buy School House Burning. Subscribe and Support:
September 2, 2020
The Importance of Voting Early with VOTE EARLY TN
Lindsey and Whitney from Vote Early TN, a nonpartisan public information initiative designed to educate and excite people about early voting, join the show to explain the importance of voting early in this crucial election. Learn more about how to vote early. Register to vote and check your information here. Subscribe and Support:
September 1, 2020
STUART STEVENS author of "It Was All A Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump"
Stuart Stevens, a career Republican operative, shares his thoughts with Kanew about how he feels the Republican Party has changed under Trump. Buy Stuart's book. Subscribe and Support:
August 28, 2020
Listen as Kanew talks to Clay County Election Commissioner Wanda Daniels, who is under fire for a Facebook Post that said Biden supporters can't believe in God. In an emotional call, she says she was hacked and pleads for forgiveness.  LISTEN to the call. Subscribe/support:
August 20, 2020
Flip That Seat with Mariah Phillips
Mariah Phillips joins The Holler to talk about her race for State House in one of the most flippable districts in the state - House District 37. They also dig into the failures of the Tennessee Republican Party to support Tennesseans during COVID19 and beyond. Subscribe and Support:
August 19, 2020
Tennessee's Criminalization of Protest with Senator Jeff Yarbro
Justin Kanew talks with State Senator Jeff Yarbro about the Tennessee State Legislature's new draconian anti-protest laws that specifically target the protesters who have been occupying the plaza outside of the State Capital, and the far-reaching implications these laws will have on the citizens of Tennessee. Subscribe and Support:
August 14, 2020
Memphis House District 97 Candidate Forum (Powell-Dennis, Salinas, Creasy, Stockton)
Candidate forum between all Democratic candidates running for Tennessee House District 97 in Memphis. Be sure to vote on August 6th for your preferred candidate, and click here if you have questions about how and where to vote. Learn more about each candidate: Ruby Powell-Dennis Gabby Salinas Allan Creasy Clifford Stockton III
August 5, 2020
Overton County Students Speak Out about Sexually Abusive Teacher
In this special episode, Justin Kanew interviews Livingston Academy students in Overton County who speak out about their teacher Mark Lee. Lee has been accused of sexual harassment for decades and just served a 90-day suspension, but remains a teacher. Please note that there is some audio distortion, but this episode is well worth the listen. We have to keep up the pressure on the school board to make sure Lee is removed so this never happens to another student. Subscribe and Support:
July 29, 2020
History of The United Daughters of the Confederacy with Dr. Karen Cox
Kanew interviews Dr. Karen Cox, author of Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture, about the political and social influence The UDC had on the South and how we're still fighting against their racist ideology today.
July 21, 2020
Mondays With Munday with Special Guests Reps. London Lamar and Gloria Johnson
State Representatives London Lamar and Gloria Johnson join Munday and Kanew for a discussion on the decision to reopen schools amidst a worsening pandemic, the passing of the great John Lewis, and more.
July 20, 2020
Blair Walsingham, running for congress in East Tennessee, joins us to talk about her race. "Poverty is the original Pandemic." Visit Blair's Website for more info. Subscribe & Support The Holler:
July 16, 2020
Tennessee State House candidate Brandon Thomas joins us to discuss his race in one of the most flippable districts in the state. He is running a progressive campaign against Republican incumbent Mike Sparks who was recently asked by The Holler whether or not the Civil War was fought over slavery, to which he responded "I haven't really studied it." Brandon is running in State House District 49 (Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and La Vergne). More information on Brandon Thomas and how to donate can be found here: Subscribe to our emails and support our independent site monthly HERE.
July 16, 2020
MONDAYS WITH MUNDAY: KKK Bust Removal, 30-day Protest, Back To School Fears
Wade Munday & the Holler's Kanew talk about the KKK Grand Wizard bust removal, why the 30-day Nashville Protest should be a national story, and why people are worried about sending our kids back to school with the pandemic spiking in Tennessee.   Subscribe & Support:
July 14, 2020
Removing Nathan Bedford Forrest's Bust
The State Capitol Commission discusses whether they will move to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest's bust from the state Capitol or not. Their discussion precedes the vote, which is as the very end. Nathan Bedford Forrest was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK and a General in the Confederate Army.
July 11, 2020
Franklin's Dustin Koctar joins us to discuss why Williamson County must remove the Confederate flag from its seal. "Changing our county seal is not going to erase history." Subscribe & Support:
July 8, 2020
Some highlights (or lowlights, depending how you look at it) from yesterday's Confederate Flag monument/flag discussion in COOKVILLE. They decided to put a sign on the cemetery saying Cookeville does not support the Confederate symbols, and ban the flag from city property. Foller the New COOKEVILLE HOLLER Subscribe & Support:
July 3, 2020
TEENS FOR EQUALITY, who organized the largest Black Lives Matter march in Nashville yet, talk about their experience and give their perspective on the moment our country is in. Our future is in good hands with these kids! Subscribe/Support:
June 17, 2020
Justin Kanew and Erik Heipt discuss the murder of Sterling Higgins, a Black man from West Tennessee who died at the hands of the cops in a case of police brutality. Warning to listeners that this episode contains descriptions of graphic content and racial violence. Watch the Incident HERE. (TRIGGER WARNING) Subscribe/Support:
June 15, 2020
Justin Kanew and Stephanie Kelton talk deficits, and about how many in politics have fooled us into thinking that spending money on people-centric policies is bad. Stephanie is an American economist, a professor at Stony Brook University, and she also served as an advisor to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. Subscribe/Support:
June 15, 2020
Marquita Bradshaw, running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat, joins us to talk about why she's running, and tells us how she feels about the KKK GRAND WIZARD STATUE in our state capitol. Learn more about Marquita HERE. Subscribe/Support:
June 14, 2020
Our Exclusive interview with Nashville Police Union President James Smallwood. Subscribe/Support:
June 12, 2020
Let TN Vote Safely with Jerri Green and Steven Mulroy
Jerri Green and Steven Mulroy join the Holler to discuss the recent ruling that allows all Tennesseeans to vote by mail so that we don't have to risk our lives by voting in person. Steven Mulroy was an attorney on the case and Jerri Green is running for State House District 83 in Memphis, TN.
June 11, 2020
REP. LONDON LAMAR on Safe Voting & The Protests
Rep. London Lamar (D-Memphis) joins us to talk about Rep. Lamberth accusing Dems of "Stealing Elections", and the George Floyd Protests. "BLATANT LIES ON THE HOUSE FLOOR." Subscribe & Support: Follow Us On Twitter
June 9, 2020
Last night the TN DEMS running for U.S. Senate participated in a forum LIVE on the Holler! Marquita Bradshaw, James Mackler, Mark Pickrell, and Robin Kimbrough Hayes participated.  Hosted by Stephen Elliott of the Nashville Scene. Presented by Indivisible Tennessee & The Holler. Watch the VIDEO/Subscribe/Support:
June 5, 2020
REP. ANTONIO PARKINSON on George Floyd & Police Brutality
Rep. Antonio Parkinson (D-Memphis) joins to discuss the protests this week, and police brutality in general. Subscribe/Support:
June 2, 2020
Shelby County Election Commissioner Bennie Smith on ELECTION SECURITY
Shelby County Election Commissioner Bennie Smith, who discovered that Memphis voting machines dropping votes in predominantly black districts, and yet Shelby County just voted to order more of them... tells us we should be very concerned about election security in Memphis, and we need paper ballots. "How worried am I about election security in Memphis? On a scale of 1-10... a 42." Subscribe/Support: www.TNHoller
May 16, 2020
Congressman Steve Cohen joins us to talk about the Pandemic, why Trump is a "CRIMINAL", and why we need Medicare for All. Subscribe/Support: (we're user-supported, every dollar helps us grow)
May 13, 2020
The great Rosanne Cash joins us LIVE, and even plays us a tune. A special episode. "I didn't put down my First Amendment when I picked up my guitar." Subscribe & Support the Holler:
May 8, 2020
SUING TRE HARGETT (AGAIN) aka "VOTING SHOULDN'T BE LIFE OR DEATH" with Equity Alliance & Lawyers Committee
Charlane Oliver from The Equity Alliance & Pooja Chaudhuri from Lawyers Committee on suing Secretary of State Tre Hargett again, this time to expand emergency VOTE BY MAIL TO ALL so voting in a pandemic doesn't have to be a life or death decision. Call Hargett: 615-741-2819 and holler at your reps to let us vote safely. SUBSCRIBE/SUPPORT:
May 6, 2020
Chris Wood of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd — one of the law firms that just scored a big VICTORY in the fight against Gov. Bill Lee’s “UNCONSTITUTIONAL” vouchers — explains how it all went down and what it means. ‬ Subscribe & Support:
May 5, 2020
Assistant Police Chief Glenn Scruggs is running as a Democrat in Chattanooga against Senator Todd Gardenhire. Listen to him talk about how his experience as Assistant Chief has prepared him to serve the community in another way, this time as a senator. "I'm running to give my community a real seat at the table, some real representation." MORE: WATCH the interview HERE. Subscribe & Support:
April 29, 2020
TN UNION LEADERS Vonda Mcdaniel (CLC President) & Billy Dycus (AFL-CIO President)
Tennessee unions leaders Vonda Mcdaniel, president of the Nashville Central Labor Council, and Billy Dycus, president of the TN AFL-CIO, join us to talk about the importance of unions in lifting everyone up, not just union members, and the ugliness of Governor Lee leaving workers off his Economic Recovery Group. "It's a travesty." Subscribe & Support:
April 21, 2020
Senator Brenda Gilmore joins us to discuss the racial disparities when it comes to the virus, and health care in general. "All of us as Americans should be ashamed we've neglected our communities for so long." Subscribe & Support:
April 21, 2020
DAVID WEISSMAN, Trump Supporter-Turned-Democrat
David Weissman was an avid Trump supporter, actively trolling folks on twitter. He saw the light when Sarah Silverman took the time to talk to him, and has become a proud Democrat. "When you learn to have empathy, your heart feels lighter." Subscribe & Support:
April 15, 2020
JERRI GREEN - District 83 TN House Candidate
Jerri Green is an attorney and a mother of 3 running for a House seat in TN-83, which is considered by many to be "the most flippable seat in Tennessee", currently held by Rep. Mark White - who said he wouldn't support vouchers, then did. Among other things. "Many wonder how I can run with 3 kids... my answer is: How can I not?" - Jerri Support Jerri's campaign: Support the Holler:
April 8, 2020
Reps Johnson & Stewart on TN's Weak Virus Response. Subscribe & Support:
April 2, 2020
REP. MIKE STEWART (D-Nashville) on TN's Virus Response
TN Dems Caucus Chair Rep. Mike Stewart joins us to talk about Tennessee's inadequate virus response. "It's like a fire is coming right towards our houses." Subscribe/Support:
March 28, 2020
TN-5 Congressional Candidate JUSTIN JONES & Italian Med Student ELENA ROSELLINI
TN-5 candidate for congress Justin Jones & his friend Elena Rosellini, a med student in Italy, join us to talk about the virus and the measures Tennessee, and America, need to take to make sure we're more prepared the next time around... including MEDICARE FOR ALL. More info on Justin's campaign HERE  Subscribe/Support the Holler:
March 26, 2020
Rep. Jim Cooper joins the Holler to talk about the response to the virus and the lasting impact it can and should have on our society, including reminding us that health care should be a right, and America can and should be a more equal place. Subscribe/Support:
March 24, 2020
TRAE CROWDER aka "THE LIBERAL REDNECK" - a Celina, Tennessee native - talks to Kanew about Governor Bill Lee's regressive policies that make us all less safe, Super Tuesday, and why a Milwaukee convention theft is a bad idea.‬ Subscribe to get our emails. SUPPORT the holler with a few bucks monthly:
February 28, 2020
Rick Herron of Sunrise Movement - Nashville talks about how the group got started, why a Green New Deal is essential, and says if elected officials don't start listening to the science and keep denying the reality of climate change, "We're gonna throw you out." Follow them HERE. Subscribe/Support:
February 3, 2020
HOW THE TN PRIMARY PROCESS WORKS with DNC At-Large Member Marisa Richmond
Democratic National Committee At-Large Member Marisa Richmond (1 of TN's 9 superdelegates) clearly explains a process we found confusing... until now! Hope this helps. Registration deadline for the March 3rd Primary is TODAY! Subscribe/Support:
February 3, 2020
CALL HIGHLIGHTS: Wilson County’s “UNKIND” Anti-Refugee Proclamation
HIGHLIGHTS from a call between Wilson County Resident Trisha Farmer and Wilson County Commissioner Bobby Franklin about their "UNKIND" anti-refugees proclamation to "send Gov. Lee a message", which will be voted on TONIGHT. Subscribe/Support:
January 27, 2020
Listen to AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS as Governor Lee announces his “comprehensive pro-life legislation” - despite bumbling on details. TN Dems call it “extreme & divisive”, “unconstitutional”, say it does nothing to help TN’s health care crisis. It will lead to costly lawsuits. TN's maternal mortality rate is 3rd world, yet Lee refuses $1 BILLION/year in Medicaid expansion funds. That isn't pro-life. Watch the VIDEO. Subscribe/Support:
January 24, 2020
INTERVIEW with WOMEN'S MARCH TN organizers - march this Saturday in Murfreesboro! 👣🚶‍♀️
Organizers Francie Hunt, Darlene Leong, and Brandon Thomas join Holler co-founder Justin Kanew to talk about the Women's March THIS SATURDAY IN MURFREESBORO.  "We can't win without Rutherford County... we need to shake things up." March details are HERE.  Subscribe/Support:
January 16, 2020
KEEL HUNT - Tennessean Columnist, Former Special Asst. to Lamar Alexander
Holler co-founder Justin Kanew interviews KEEL HUNT, Tennessean columnist and former Special Assistant to Lamar Alexander who recently spoke out about the need to speak up in the time of Trump in this poignant column: "I'm Done Being Quiet". "I think it's fear that leads to silence." Subscribe & Support:
January 13, 2020
INTERVIEW: Former White House Middle East Policy Advisor DANIEL BENAIM
Holler co-founder Justin Kanew talks with former Middle East policy advisor & foreign policy speechwriter at the White House, State Dept. & Senate Daniel Benaim, a frequent MSNBC guest who worked under Joe Biden in the Barack Obama administration. "These guys came in and treated the State Department almost like an enemy."  SUBSCRIBE/SUPPORT:
January 9, 2020
"MOVE THE KKK BUST" - Pastors Deliver 50,000 Signatures to the Capitol Commission
Yesterday Pastors Williamson & Riggs delivered our petition of 50,000 signatures asking to have the KKK GRAND WIZARD BUST removed from our Capitol.    After hearing about NBF’s horrific slave torture, chairman Mcwhorter committed to a meeting by February. A good next step. WATCH the video HERE. Sign the petition HERE.
December 19, 2019
Former Border Patrol Agent JENN BUDD on Rampant Corruption & Abuse
Former Border Border Patrol agent Jenn Budd tells of rampant corruption and abuse at the department, and bravely tells the story of being raped and almost killed for speaking out. A horrific situation, in our names. Follow Jenn HERE Subscribe & Support The Holler:
November 22, 2019
STATE SENATOR RAUMESH AKBARI on School Vouchers & Medicaid Expansion
State Senator RAUMESH AKBARI hollers at us to talk about why Governor Bill Lee's public school-harming vouchers should be put on pause so families who use them can be properly informed about what the ramifications are. She also talks about why Medicaid Expansion in Tennessee needs to happen, and why not doing it has been such a tragic mistake. "Faith without works is dead." Subscribe to the Holler & Support:
November 21, 2019
THE CULT OF TRUMP with author & cult expert Steven Hassan
Steven Hassan is a cult expert who was once in one. His new book THE CULT OF TRUMP explains why blind allegiance to Trump is cult-like behavior, and how we can go about attempting to talk to the people in our lives who have joined it.  Check out his book HERE. The Tennessee Holler is an independent journalism site that survives on reader support, so if you like what we do please go to to subscribe to our emails and chip in monthly... A little goes a long way. And don't forget to FOLLER THE HOLLER!
November 15, 2019
BUILDING BETTER CITIZENS with Journalist Holly Korbey
Journalist Holly Korbey joins Holly McCall to talk about her book "Building Better Citizens", and how a more educated populace is a more engaged populace when it comes to civics and saving our democracy. Find her book HERE: Subscribe & Chip in Monthly Support our Independent Tennessee Journalism:
November 14, 2019
Cal Professor Ian Haney Lopez tells us how America's rich use RACISM to break apart the coalition of black, brown, and white working families to make us easier to control and impose their agenda, and what we can do to combat that message.  More on Ian HERE: Subscribe to the Holler & Chip In Here:
November 13, 2019
Meet KIRAN SREEPADA, Challenging Mark Green for Congress in 2020
Get to know Kiran Sreepada, challenging Mark Green for congress in TN-7 in 2020.  #GrandstandingGreen #ShowUsYourDD214  Subscribe/Support: FOLLER THE HOLLER: @TheTnHoller
November 8, 2019
Tennis Great MARTINA NAVRATILOVA Hollers With Us!
Highly decorated Tennis great Martina Navratilova talks to Holler co-founder Justin Kanew about her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia, defecting to America, coming out as gay In the early 1980's, and finding her voice on twitter. Follow Her: @Martina Follow Us: @TheTnHoller @Kanew Subscribe & Support:
November 1, 2019
The WOMAN WHO WALKED OUT on the HOMOPHOBIC Sevier County Commissioner
Sara Thompson is the ONLY person who walked out Monday when Sevier County Commissioner Warren Hurst went on his homophobic, bigoted rant about a "queer" running for president and white men losing their rights. Listen to her her tell us why. "I just did what I felt I had to do as a human being." If you're in Sevier County, join Sara HERE. And join us at the next County Commission meeting November 18th, wear RED. Subscribe & Chip in Monthly: Follow us on Twitter: @TheTNHoller
October 23, 2019
VOICES from the WOMEN FOR TRUMP MARCH in Nashville
Around 60 Trump supporters gathered in Nashville to march to the capitol, where they were met by counter-protesters. We spoke with them before they walked, trying to find some common ground on things like Trump's taxes, the Ukraine scandal, health care... it wasn't easy. Here's some of what they had to say. Our VIDEO from the march can be found HERE. Support monthly/Subscribe:
October 21, 2019
Comedian JOHN HENSON - former host of TALK SOUP and WIPEOUT! and current host of THE HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP on the Food Network - is also a politically savvy tweeter who regularly engages with those who disagree with him. He sat down with us to diagnose the political infection our country is currently suffering from. "Everybody becomes a firefighter when your house is burning down." - John Follow Him: @John_Henson Follow Us: @TheTNHoller @Kanew Subscribe & Support (monthly donations keep us going!):
October 18, 2019
VOICES: Nashville Kurds Protest Trump's Betrayal
Kurds lost 11,000 lives in the fight against ISIS. Over 1500 people turned out to protest Trump's betrayal of them in downtown Nashville on Friday.  Listen to what they had to say: "They're killing all of my people right now." Watch our VIDEO here. Subscribe/Support:
October 14, 2019
Hargett's Voter Reg Criminalization "Scheme" BLOCKED By Federal Court - with Tequila Johnson
After the Tennesseee Black Voter Project Registered over 90,000 in 2018, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett pushed a Voter Registration Criminalization Bill through the legislature... but it was just BLOCKED By Federal Court, a big win for democracy. Tequila Johnson of the Equity Alliance and the TN Black Voter Project talks about the ugly roots of the bill, and how obviously retaliatory it was. Support Them Here: Support Us Here:
September 14, 2019
CHERISSE SCOTT of SISTER REACH On Getting Cut off By Senator Bell and Triggering Senator Kerry Roberts
Listen to Cherisse Scott read the FULL testimony she planned to read at the #TNAbortionBan Senate hearings before she was cut off by Senator Mike Bell - who let many people go longer, including a man who "remembers being born". Cherisse also talks about triggering Senator Kerry Roberts, who says he thinks we should do away with higher education - presumably because that's where Cherisse and others are learning to support policies he doesn't like. Watch the VIDEOS and support: Support Cherisse here:
September 10, 2019
Listen to Cherisse Scott of Sister Reach drop a truth bomb 💣 at the #TNAbortionBan hearings last week. Senator Mike Bell cut her off after 5 minutes, but let a guy who “remembers being born” go twice as long. 🤔
August 22, 2019
Listen to Rep. David Byrd apologize to 1 of 3 women who say he sexually abused them when they played basketball for him in high school... Rep. Gloria Johnson has a motion to expel him during the special session Friday. Ask your reps do support it.
August 22, 2019
EXPEL BYRD at the Special Session! with Rep. Gloria Johnson, Aftyn Behn, and Kristina Richardson
TN Republicans are trying to ignore Rep. Gloria Johnson's motion to expel Rep. David Byrd at the special session Friday - Byrd has apologized on tape to 1 of 3 women who say he sexually abused them in high school. CALL YOUR REPS and tell them to support Gloria's motion to expel Byrd, and SHARE THIS VIDEO with them to make sure they've heard his unmistakeable apology. Child sex abuse should't be a partisan issue. Also featuring: Aftyn Behn of TN Indivisible, and Kristina Richardson of Enough Is Enough - TN
August 20, 2019
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS and ABORTION BANS with Francie Hunt & Anna Carella
Our live interview with Francie Hunt of Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood and Anna Carella of Healthy and Free Tennessee! "If it was men that got pregnant, abortions would be taxpayer funded." Subscribe/Donate: 
August 9, 2019
Meet Independent Casada Challenger BRAD FISCUS
Glen Casada has stepped down in disgrace, but he still holds his seat in the legislature. Williamson County school board member/youth pastor Brad Fiscus is jumping in to challenge him as an independent in 2020.  “I want the people my kids are voting for to be someone they can be proud of... let’s bring integrity back to District 63 in Williamson County.”  Support Brad: Subscribe/Chip In to the Holler:
August 6, 2019
TENNESSEE'S HEALTH CARE CRISIS with TN Justice Center Executive Director Michele Johnson
What's really going on with Tennessee's rural health care crisis? Why haven't we expanded Medicaid? Why are we leading the nation in kicking kids off Medicaid, rural hospital closures, medical bankruptcies, and so many more tragic categories? Michele Johnson from the Tennessee Justice Center explains. Follow us: @TheTNHoller Donate/Subscribe:
July 16, 2019
Gov. Lee's Assault on Public Education - with TN Ed Report's Andy Spears
Andy Spears of the TN Education report talks about the #VoucherVultures descending on Nashville thanks to Governor Bill Lee’s new voucher legislation, and what we can do to push back against Lee’s all-out assault on public schools. Follow Andy: @TNEdReport Follow us: @TheTNHoller Subscribe/Contribute:
July 8, 2019
Why NO UNION, Chattanooga? - with Chris Brooks Of Labor Notes
Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga just narrowly voted not to unionize. Chris Brooks of Labor Notes explains it was because of a campaign of fear in which Governor Bill Lee played a part. Subscribe/Support:
June 18, 2019
Voices From Franklin's "EXPEL CASADA" Protest
Williamson County residents gathered on the Public Square in Franklin to Holler for Speaker Glen Casada to resign from the legislature completely, immediately. Here's some of what they had to say. Watch the VIDEO Subscribe/Support:
June 10, 2019
CASADA RESIGNS! with Hana Ali, Charles Uffelman, Holly McCall and Justin Kanew
Our #ByeByeCasada episode from just minutes after Speaker Casada resigned - with Sumner County Dems chair Hana Ali, Houston County Dems Communications Director Charles Uffelman, and Holler Co-Founders Holly McCall and Justin Kanew. Subscribe HERE & Chip in Monthly to keep us hollerin' HERE
May 21, 2019
Kanew Joins the Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM To Talk CASADAGATE
Holler co-founder Justin Kanew joins guest host Joe Sudbay on the Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM to bring him up to speed on the latest Casadagate developments. @Kanew @TheTNHoller @JoeSudbay @DeanObeidallah SUBSCRIBE/DONATE:
May 17, 2019
#Casadagate with Rep. John Ray Clemmons, Pastor Kevin Riggs, and Kanew
From our Facebook live episode with Nashville mayoral candidate Rep. John Ray Clemmons, Pastor Kevin Riggs, and Holler co-founder Justin Kanew, a conversation about all the latest developments with Speaker Glen Casada, and what God has to say about it all. Check out John Ray's mayoral campaign site HERE. Subscribe to our emails and support our independent site monthly HERE.
May 14, 2019
#ResignCasada with Rep. Gloria Johnson, Aftyn Behn, McCall & Kanew
Holler co-founders Holly Mccall & Justin Kanew talk to Indivisible's Aftyn Behn and State Rep. Gloria Johnson about the latest with embattled Speaker Glen Casada, whose racist, coke-snorting chief of staff just resigned and who himself is in hot water over sexist texts, lying, and possibly falsifying evidence and spying. Subscribe to Holler updates HERE and chip in $5 monthly to our independent site HERE to keep us yelling the truth!
May 8, 2019