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The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast
26 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
S3E40: Jones discusses City Council redistricting process
On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, City Council member Martavius Jones says he intends to propose doing away with council super districts and also will call for partisan primaries in advance of city general elections.
11 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
S3E39: Feds could get involved in state conflict over mask mandates
The state’s executive order banning mask mandates is taking fire from President Joe Biden as well as Biden’s education secretary Miguel Cardona, who this past week specifically questioned the legality of the executive order.
32 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
S3E38: Former County Commissioner sees bipartisan agreement on voting concerns
One of the county’s most vocal advocates for a new voting system with hand-marked paper ballots says the push for such a system isn’t part of the national political movement that contends Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.
33 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
S3E37: Carlisle looks for votes to get consolidation charter drafted
City Council member Chase Carlisle distinguishes between the case for consolidation and the case for drafting a consolidation charter. He also acknowledges getting the votes to form a charter commission will not be easy.
39 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
S3E36: Shelby County Election Chairman says Democrats want 'cloudy elections'
On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, Shelby County Election Commission Chairman Brent Taylor went partisan in the dispute with the Shelby County Commission over a new voting system for the 2022 elections. And he talked about a possible compromise as he held firm in his belief paper ballots would cause chaos at the polls.
35 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
S3E35: Cohen meets with Hagerty, says Olympic drug testing rules 'don't match the world'
On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, Cohen also described the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection as “Snow White and the six Democrats.” But he said the panel is necessary to answer questions about whether the violent march into the Capitol was connected to former President Donald Trump.
35 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
S3E34: Ida B. Wells returns to city with new statue
The author of the definitive 2008 biography of the anti-lynching crusader and NAACP cofounder says the statue of Wells defines the city as well as honors her in a city whose leaders once talked of killing her.
28 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
S3E33: Incoming NCRM president sees role for museum in 'critical race theory' debate
National Civil Rights Museum President Russell Wigginton said on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast that he hopes state education officials will consult with the museum as they set the guidelines for school systems to navigate the new state law banning teaching about systemic racism and how the history of race impacts the present.
32 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
S3E32: People’s Convention to return with ‘People’s Summit’
The summit comes during an off-election year in Shelby County politics, which Rev. Earle Fisher said is useful to emphasize the coalition’s focus on issues and policy.
9 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
S3E31: Infrastructure compromise tests partisan divide
The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast recaps local political development including the county’s budget season and campaign openings for the 2022 county elections. Also, the partisan divide among area legislators remains in place on voting rights and the infrastructure bill.
36 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
S3E30: Harris proposes county ethics reforms
Some of the changes proposed and outlined on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast address issues that came up in the allegations made against county commissioner Edmund Ford Jr. in an independent investigation made public last month in The Daily Memphian.
29 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
S3E29: City applies pandemic lessons in developing citywide broadband strategy
The city’s director of Housing and Community Development talks on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast about the citywide strategy to be developed by the fall. Mairi Albertson says the lessons of the pandemic include broadband that can handle several people online at the same time.
27 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
S3E28: Haslam says Tennessee Republicans at 'recalibration moment'
The former Tennessee Governor talked on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast about the state’s path to Republican dominance and his call on Christian conservatives to pull away from the nation’s partisan political divide.
34 minutes | May 28, 2021
S3E27: 'Moral Budget' call questions mechanics of resetting property tax rates
On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, the leader of the coalition of nonprofits calling for different budget priorities questions the resetting of the city and county property tax rates by state law. Cardell Orrin says the city and county rates should stay where they are and not be viewed as a tax hike for all.
31 minutes | May 21, 2021
S3E26: Sawyer sees no move toward county property tax hike above $3.45 rate
Shelby County commissioner Tami Sawyer says on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast that this close to county elections there is no political will for a tax hike. She also backs a quick budget passage next month and a second look at the budget in the fall once federal American Rescue Plan funding is in play.
12 minutes | May 14, 2021
S3E25: 'Biden Bucks,' Cohen on the insurrection and a third bridge
The new edition of The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast runs down recent political events including sorting out what became of the idea of a “Super Chancery Court” proposed in the Tennessee Legislature.
33 minutes | May 7, 2021
S3E24: Salinas sees Latino political emergence in 'Fuerza' political action committee
On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, the two-time Democratic nominee for the Tennessee Legislature talks about the new Latino Democratic political action committee Fuerza that she serves on the board of. And Gabby Salinas talks about whether she will challenge Republican state Senator Brian Kelsey in the 2022 elections.
33 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
S3E23: Morgan says resetting local property tax rate could spawn tax hike move
City Council budget committee Chairman Worth Morgan said on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast that the drop of the city property tax rate below $3 as appraised values have increased could set the stage for a tax rate hike. His comments come ahead of a Saturday, May 1, budget retreat by council members.
50 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
S3E22: Talks start over new voting system compromise
On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, Election Commission Chairman Brent Taylor talks about new discussions with county commissioners two months after the Election Commission voted to go to court in the simmering dispute.
33 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
S3E21: Adkins says violent crime makes new police director decision urgent
On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, Greater Imani pastor Bill Adkins says the case can be made for a new director from the MPD ranks or for someone from the outside. Adkins also said he sees a new indifference to violent crime that calls for new solutions as well as new ways of policing the city.
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