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The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast

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The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast
The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast

The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast

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.

Latest Episodes

S2E4: Is there a better way to conduct elections?

Carlos Ochoa of Ranked Choice Tennessee talks about ranked choice voting and the group’s push to have it implemented in Memphis elections over the last decade. Why the group expects state election officials to again rule that ranked-choice can’t be used in the state. Also the debate over the terms suffragists and suffragettes in the Memphis 200.

-1 s5 days ago
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S2E4: Is there a better way to conduct elections?

S2E3: The Memphis elections

A review of Memphis election results and a few new steps beyond the election. Also Shelby County Election Commissioner Bennie Smith talks about what voters were saying with the turnout and the Strickland re-election effort as well as lots of talk about new voting machines.

-1 s1 weeks ago
Comments
S2E3: The Memphis elections

S2E2: Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

The pitch for a third car sustainability fee to fund the Memphis Area Transit Authority.

-1 s2 weeks ago
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S2E2: Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

S2E1: City Court Clerk candidate Delicia DeGraffreed

Should the clerk’s job be an elected position?

-1 s3 weeks ago
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S2E1: City Court Clerk candidate Delicia DeGraffreed

S1E40: Council candidate Cat Allen and the “Pledge For Progress”

Hear more about the pact five city council candidates have signed off on as early voting starts in Memphis. And take a look at our new elections section.

-1 sSEP 14
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S1E40: Council candidate Cat Allen and the “Pledge For Progress”

S1E39: Former Memphis Mayoral contender Harold Collins

The former city council member talks about his 2015 bid to become mayor, how it compares to the 2019 race and the concept of vote splitting.

-1 sSEP 6
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S1E39: Former Memphis Mayoral contender Harold Collins

S1E38: City Council member Gerre Currie

City council member Gerre Currie talks about her appointment to the council, her quest for a full four year term in a different district and change in the election season.

28 MINAUG 31
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S1E38: City Council member Gerre Currie

S1E37: City Council candidate Mauricio Calvo

Super District council contender Mauricio Calvo talks about his first run for political office, a more diverse Memphis and explaining super districts.

-1 sAUG 23
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S1E37: City Council candidate Mauricio Calvo

S1E36: City Councilman Ford Canale

City Councilman Ford Canale talks about development, more police and his grandfather’s campaigns.

-1 sAUG 17
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S1E36: City Councilman Ford Canale

S1E35: The public safety referendum

Leaders of the police and fire unions talk about the referendum on a half-cent sales tax hike this October to restore benefits for public safety employees.

-1 sAUG 10
Comments
S1E35: The public safety referendum

Latest Episodes

S2E4: Is there a better way to conduct elections?

Carlos Ochoa of Ranked Choice Tennessee talks about ranked choice voting and the group’s push to have it implemented in Memphis elections over the last decade. Why the group expects state election officials to again rule that ranked-choice can’t be used in the state. Also the debate over the terms suffragists and suffragettes in the Memphis 200.

-1 s5 days ago
Comments
S2E4: Is there a better way to conduct elections?

S2E3: The Memphis elections

A review of Memphis election results and a few new steps beyond the election. Also Shelby County Election Commissioner Bennie Smith talks about what voters were saying with the turnout and the Strickland re-election effort as well as lots of talk about new voting machines.

-1 s1 weeks ago
Comments
S2E3: The Memphis elections

S2E2: Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

The pitch for a third car sustainability fee to fund the Memphis Area Transit Authority.

-1 s2 weeks ago
Comments
S2E2: Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

S2E1: City Court Clerk candidate Delicia DeGraffreed

Should the clerk’s job be an elected position?

-1 s3 weeks ago
Comments
S2E1: City Court Clerk candidate Delicia DeGraffreed

S1E40: Council candidate Cat Allen and the “Pledge For Progress”

Hear more about the pact five city council candidates have signed off on as early voting starts in Memphis. And take a look at our new elections section.

-1 sSEP 14
Comments
S1E40: Council candidate Cat Allen and the “Pledge For Progress”

S1E39: Former Memphis Mayoral contender Harold Collins

The former city council member talks about his 2015 bid to become mayor, how it compares to the 2019 race and the concept of vote splitting.

-1 sSEP 6
Comments
S1E39: Former Memphis Mayoral contender Harold Collins

S1E38: City Council member Gerre Currie

City council member Gerre Currie talks about her appointment to the council, her quest for a full four year term in a different district and change in the election season.

28 MINAUG 31
Comments
S1E38: City Council member Gerre Currie

S1E37: City Council candidate Mauricio Calvo

Super District council contender Mauricio Calvo talks about his first run for political office, a more diverse Memphis and explaining super districts.

-1 sAUG 23
Comments
S1E37: City Council candidate Mauricio Calvo

S1E36: City Councilman Ford Canale

City Councilman Ford Canale talks about development, more police and his grandfather’s campaigns.

-1 sAUG 17
Comments
S1E36: City Councilman Ford Canale

S1E35: The public safety referendum

Leaders of the police and fire unions talk about the referendum on a half-cent sales tax hike this October to restore benefits for public safety employees.

-1 sAUG 10
Comments
S1E35: The public safety referendum