Today on FO we have an interview with a charter Fermenter, Lacey Rochester, who spent her weekend in Mobile, Alabama to canvass neighborhoods for the Doug Jones campaign. Jones is the Democratic nominee in the Senate special election that is occurring on 12/12/2017. This race, which would normally be a republican landslide if it weren’t for the controversy surrounding the Republican nominee, Roy Moore, who has recently been accused of the sexual assault of 9 minors (at the time), to include a 14 year old. This has had the effect of turning this would-be blowout into a down-to-the-wire contest where every vote will count. Ms Rochester was kind enough to share her experiences and gauge the enthusiasm of the voting public in Mobile.
On this episode, we talk with Thom Gray about cryptocurrencies, the varied applications afforded by blockchains therefrom, as well as the intricacies of Net Neutrality in terms of the free market and consumer liberty. Mr. Gray is an attorney barred in both Tennessee and Virginia who works for a media consulting firm that utilizes a tech-first approach to media ad purchases, and as such he offers a unique perspective on the impact of repealing Net Neutrality. Mr. Gray is also a radio host of Call To Freedom, a libertarian talk show that is part of the Liberty Radio Network.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss the ethical considerations in using violence in response to hate speech and violent rhetoric with a proponent of these tactics, Ronald Wuest. Mr. Wuest argues that “punching Nazis” is a justifiable response to the message and behavior of white nationalists.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinion, we speak with Rebecca Baillie, who joined the peaceful counterprotest organized by a movement called Murfreesboro Loves that brought over 800 counterprotestors together at a White Lives Matter rally scheduled for October 28, 2017. Rebecca discusses the organization’s strong presence at the white nationalist rally and the role that presence played in the decision by rally organizers to ultimately cancel the event.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we talk with Gleb Tsipursky, a proponent of the Pro-Truth Pledge. In doing so, we seek to understand more about discerning fact from fiction or opinion in sources we read daily online, and we seek to establish a groundwork for doing just that.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss the issues with Mariah Phillips, Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Congress in the 4th District of Tennessee. In doing so, we give Mrs. Phillips the opportunity to explain her policy stances and to answer questions about how she would advocate for Tennesseans and our country as a whole.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss the issues with Steven Reynolds, Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Congress in the 4th District of Tennessee. In doing so, we give Mr. Reynolds the opportunity to explain his policy stances and to answer specific questions about how he would advocate for Tennesseans and our country as a whole.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions we have a seemingly rare opportunity to have a chat with a real proponent of the Antifa movement with a twist: he professes a nonviolent approach and claims much of the movement does as well.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions we are graced with the presence of Friend of the Ferment, Ross Jaynes. Ross is our tech guru who taught us how the sausage is actually made. We talk with him about who he is, his community involvement and projects, his county commissioner run, what’s next for him, and why journalism is such a pain the ass for everyone under the Trump Presidency.
On Episode 8 of Fermenting Opinions, we unpack the case of Coach Joseph A. Kennedy, an assistant football coach from Bremerton, Washington who was refused a contract extension for his religious practices. From there we discuss religious freedom rights and the constraints placed upon public officials regarding their religious practices performed under color of office.