27 episodios

A discussion of policies that impact rural Tennesseans with interviews, discussion and personal stories on a variety of topics such as health care accessibility, small businesses, employment, education and the environment. Tennessee is 93% rural with over 1.5 million residents. We have 4 big cities and often resources and attention go to these urban areas. Newspapers and stations are urban. National radio and TV don't know us and small town papers are disappearing. We need to be informed from a variety or resources and use critical thinking skills to determine what is real. The rural way of life is valuable for social, economic and agricultural reasons and we want to preserve it.

"What about us?" Season 3 Sandra Rice

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A discussion of policies that impact rural Tennesseans with interviews, discussion and personal stories on a variety of topics such as health care accessibility, small businesses, employment, education and the environment. Tennessee is 93% rural with over 1.5 million residents. We have 4 big cities and often resources and attention go to these urban areas. Newspapers and stations are urban. National radio and TV don't know us and small town papers are disappearing. We need to be informed from a variety or resources and use critical thinking skills to determine what is real. The rural way of life is valuable for social, economic and agricultural reasons and we want to preserve it.

    What about our teachers and schoolchildren?

    What about our teachers and schoolchildren?

    The TN budget was cut by $1billion in June due to reduced revenue from the Covid 19 and financial crises.  The rainy day fund and Gov Lee's pet voucher program are  "safe" but public school teachers and  schoolchildren were kicked to the side of the...

    • 49 min
    Women and Mothers in Tennessee-What about us?

    Women and Mothers in Tennessee-What about us?

    Candidate for TN State Senate Sheila Younglove joins me to talk about how TN policies enacted by the General Assembly affect the lives of mothers and women in the state.  We begin with unspent federal dollars ($732 million) for  child care,...

    • 48 min
    What about us and Covid 19?

    What about us and Covid 19?

    We are in real trouble listeners.  Despite attempts to minimize the morbidity,  mortality  the economic devastation and the lack of leadership in responding to it, Covid 19 marches on killing over 120,000 Americans. Warnings ignored, testing delayed,...

    • 53 min
    What about us, Confederate symbols and what do they mean now?

    What about us, Confederate symbols and what do they mean now?

    A black American died under a policeman's knee on May 25 and the country said "enough".  Will we as rural Tennesseans say enough as well?  For over 150 years, the uplifting of symbols and leaders of a lost Civil War defined the South but now threaten to...

    • 39 min
    What about us? Are we pro-life?

    What about us? Are we pro-life?

    Are we  anti-abortion, pro-choice or  pro-life? It's an issue we have debated, fought with cruelty and violence over and divided ourselves with at least since Roe vs. Wade in 1973.  Why ,when we all agree that life is precious?  Because it has been made...

    • 44 min
    What about us and refugees?

    What about us and refugees?

    Refugee policy from the US to a Tennessee county government.

    • 33 min

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