Tennessee Star Editor-in-Chief Michael Patrick Leahy will guest host The Dan Mandis Show from noon to 3 p.m. central time on Supertalk 99.7 WTN today, President’s Day, Monday, February 19.
The first hour will address the turbulent recent events in Tennessee politics, including Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) potential re-entry into the U.S. Senate race and the controversy surrounding Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.
At 12:30 former Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain will offer her commentary on Megan Barry’s lack of moral leadership and its impact on Nashville, the hypocrisy of the #metoo movement with regards to Barry’s extramarital affair with her Metro Nashville Police bodyguard, and the Megan Barry Must Resign rally Tuesday.
In the 1 p.m. hour, conservative icon Richard Viguerie, president of ConservativeHQ.com, will discuss the status of 2018 midterm elections.
In the second half of that hour, author and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley will offer his reflections on Ronald Reagan on President’s Day, discuss his most recent books, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980 and Citizen Newt:The Making of a Reagan Conservative, and will let us in on his future book projects.
The final hour of the program will focus on civic education and instruction of elementary and secondary school students in Tennessee on the U.S. Constitution.
Joni Bryan, founder of 917 Society, will describe her organization’s project passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution to every 8th grader in Tennessee.
Then in the final half hour, Claudia Henneberry, co-author of The Tennessee Star Guide to the Constitution and Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students, will talk about her latest article on the 19th amendment, and Mike Sheppard, president of the Polk Foundation, will join the conversation to talk about the success of the first Tennessee Star Constitution Bee sponsored by the Polk Foundation in September and plans for the next Constitution Bee in Williamson County on April 28.
You can listen to the program live here.