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“On Background,” the new podcast series from CivicPoint, offers the candid voices of Tennessee political, business, and cultural leaders telling emotional stories and lessons from their own backgrounds that inform the way they lead today. “On Background” isn’t daily headlines or eight-second soundbites. It’s long-form, living-room conversations—a new half-hour every month—full of surprising insights into the lives and stories of Tennessee’s best-known and most intriguing persons. To learn what makes Tennessee tick, download and listen. “On Background” is for you.

CivicPoint’s managing principal, Tom Lee, brings more than 35 years of political, legal, and award-winning journalism experience to the role of moderator and producer, Nashville new media professional Barry Richards is the program’s engineer and editor, and noted filmscore composer Josh Kramer supplied the original “On Background” theme.

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“On Background,” the new podcast series from CivicPoint, offers the candid voices of Tennessee political, business, and cultural leaders telling emotional stories and lessons from their own backgrounds that inform the way they lead today. “On Background” isn’t daily headlines or eight-second soundbites. It’s long-form, living-room conversations—a new half-hour every month—full of surprising insights into the lives and stories of Tennessee’s best-known and most intriguing persons. To learn what makes Tennessee tick, download and listen. “On Background” is for you.

CivicPoint’s managing principal, Tom Lee, brings more than 35 years of political, legal, and award-winning journalism experience to the role of moderator and producer, Nashville new media professional Barry Richards is the program’s engineer and editor, and noted filmscore composer Josh Kramer supplied the original “On Background” theme.

    Episode 3 - Tennessee State Sen. Doug Overbey (R - District 2)

    Episode 3 - Tennessee State Sen. Doug Overbey (R - District 2)

    Sen. Doug Overbey lost the biggest battle of his Tennessee legislative career—and then came back a winner. A childhood medical history with only a 50% chance of survival taught him the importance of optimism in public service.

    • 34 min
    Episode 2 - Nashville Mayor Megan Barry

    Episode 2 - Nashville Mayor Megan Barry

    Megan Barry is the first woman to be mayor of Nashville, which the NY Times has called “the It City.” She reveals the impact of her Catholic school upbringing, how she connects to Nashville’s newest citizens, and the importance—to her—of the number 1,034.

    • 33 min
    Episode 1 - Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville)

    Episode 1 - Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville)

    Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell on how caring for her grandmother in the summer of Watergate taught her the need—and the way—to speak hard truth to your political allies.

    • 26 min

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