Backroads and Backstories with Paul Bailey
Backroads and Backstories with Paul Bailey
Paul Bailey
Senator Paul Bailey started the Backroads & Backstories podcast to take a behind-the-scenes look at the issues and to better get to know the people who are shaping the future for the Volunteer State. In this series, we’ll explore the backstories along the backroads of our part of Tennessee. We invite you to join us on our journey to highlight these folks and what makes our area such a special place to live.
A Conversation with Jim Henry
Bio: Throughout his career, Jim Henry has worn many hats, including a Vietnam veteran, a state representative, a cabinet member, a Deputy Governor, a candidate for governor, a city councilman, a city mayor, and, now, you’re the state director for U.S. Senator Bill Haggerty.
Aug 27, 2021
1 hr 15 min
A Journey Through the History of Tennessee Politics with Chris Bundgaard
Sen. Paul Bailey sits down with recently retired journalist Chris Bundgaard and discusses Tennessee’s political climate throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s. Mr. Bundgaard recounts his interviews with several politicians over the years and goes into how he remembers the protests on Capitol Hill. Now retired, Mr. Bundgaard is enjoying the much deserved break from the fast paced life of being a TV journalist.
May 18, 2021
1 hr 2 min
Jobs for Tennesseans: The Important Role of TN’s Department of Economic & Community Development
Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe reflects on his experience working in the private sector and the public sector and how it has given him a full understanding of the importance of bringing in big business to our state. From beginning at the ground level to recruiting global headquarters to Tennessee, the ECD helps to bring job opportunities to all areas of the state; which continues economic growth in Tennessee.
Apr 6, 2021
42 min
Journalism in the Age of Social Media
Senator Paul Bailey invites Natalie Allison of The Tennessean USA Today Network and Erik Schelzig of The Tennessee Journal to discuss their thoughts on how social media and other platforms have changed how people get their news and how they as journalists have adapted to the constant changes and hurdles they face in the ever changing world of journalism.
Mar 30, 2021
50 min
Lt. Gov. Randy McNally Shares His Experience As a Legislative Leader
In this episode of Backroads & Backstories with Paul Bailey, Senator Bailey sits down with Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally. The two discus McNally’s tenure with the state legislature and reflect on some of his biggest accomplishments throughout his career.
Mar 3, 2021
40 min
A Conversation with Speaker of the House, Cameron Sexton
In this episode of Backroads and Backstories, Senator Paul Bailey sits down with House Speaker Cameron Sexton. The two discuss the current state of local politics and life in the Upper Cumberland.
Feb 19, 2021
23 min
TN Comptroller of the Treasury Justin P. Wilson Shares His Knowledge of the State’s History
In this episode of Backroads and Backstories, Senator Paul Bailey talks with the Comptroller of the Tennessee Treasury, Justin P. Wilson. He shares his vast knowledge of Tennessee history and his experience as the state’s 34th comptroller.
Jan 7, 2021
32 min
TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett Talks About How Voting Works in the State of TN
In this episode of Backroads and Backstories, Senator Paul Bailey sits down with TN Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, to talk about his background growing up in Tennessee and how voting works in the state.
Dec 11, 2020
43 min
Grand Ole Opry Member, Musician Jamie Dailey Shares His Passion for Music
In this episode of Backroads and Backstories, Senator Paul Bailey chats with Grand Ole Opry member Jamie Dailey, from the bluegrass and country music duo Dailey & Vincent. Jamie shares what drives his passion for music and more!
Oct 26, 2020
59 min
Get to Know Tennessee 6th District Congressman John Rose
In this episode of Backroads and Backstories, Senator Paul Bailey sits down with Tennessee 6th District Congressman John Rose. They talk about John’s experience growing up in Upper Cumberland and what inspired him to run for congress. Guest: Congressman John Rose,
Sep 23, 2020
58 min
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