The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast
By The Daily Memphian/The OAM Network
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Veteran political reporter Bill Dries breaks down the local political scene from candidates to causes and “D”s to “R”s in Memphis and Shelby County.
||CleanS1E7: County Commissioners Billingsley and Sawyer talk juvenile justice reform||Shelby County commissioners Tami Sawyer and Mark Billingsley talk about juvenile justice reform with county beat reporter Omer Yusuf, and city government reporter Bill Dries recaps the three new Memphis City Council members and the rocky transition in the Criminal Court clerk’s office.||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E6: The Daily Memphian Conversation with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander||U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander talks to The Daily Memphian about his plan to end the government shutdown and get a compromise on President Donald Trump’s border wall and other topics.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E5: New voting machines and the county's stand on state immigration law||Shelby County Elections Administrator Linda Phillips discusses new voting machines and paper audit trails and Omer Yusuf talks about the county’s stand on the state’s immigration law and minority business growth.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E4: The old year and the new year||Looking back at 2018, Lee Harris’s busy 2019 starts to come into sight and Lamar Alexander’s Six Months Off.||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E3: After Lamar, Union Row at the County Commission and the City Council's dilemma||Memphis City Council members Patrice Robinson and Worth Morgan talk about the three council vacancies and the way forward. Also on the podcast, discussion about who might run for Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat, sports gambling in Tennessee and long hours at the county building for the County Commission.||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E2: Overton Park, Union Row and empty council seats||A look at Overton Park’s controversial history, Union Row’s trip to the county building and the three empty council seats.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E1: Getting Started||On the inaugural Daily Memphian Politics podcast reporters Bill Dries and Omer Yusuf look ahead to the 2019 Memphis elections and review the first three months of the new Shelby County administration as well as the eight-vote Democratic majority on the county commission past the last election of 2018 and a bit about what to expect on the podcast.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|