A deep and free flowing conversation with Tennessee’s brilliant State Senator, Heidi Campbell, on all of the challenges we face and some of the beautiful possibilities and paths we could take.

In Her Own Words…

I’m a Nashville native, a Mom, a former music industry executive and the first female Mayor of the city of Oak Hill. As mayor, I established a track record for fiscal discipline, balancing the budget every year of my Mayorship, eliminating my own salary, and returning $2M to my city’s reserves.

I was elected in November of 2020 to represent District 20 in the Tennessee State Senate. Since that time, I’ve been an outspoken advocate for science, the LGBTQ community, public education, local control, women’s and kids’ issues, Medicaid expansion, and the environment.

I sponsored or co-sponsored over 100 pieces of legislation in my first year in the senate, including legislation to allow cities to offer paid family leave, increase funding for school counselors and reading interventionists, and make it easier to cast a vote.

In 2022, I will be focused on sustainable infrastructure, economic development and job creation, fully funding our public schools and supporting educators, expanding access to affordable healthcare, investing in suicide prevention, making certain that vulnerable children in state custody are not falling through the cracks, and ensuring that every Tennessean – regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or ability – can achieve the American Dream.

I believe that prosperity and compassion are not mutually exclusive- we can protect our environment, care for the health of our citizens, fund our schools and fuel our economy.

Read The Book That Inspires The Show

Paul Samuel Dolman, author, podcaster, and speaker, presents What Matters Most (the book!) a series of interview transcriptions from more than twenty inspirational Nashville and Tennessee residents, including special guest the journalist and author Bill Moyers.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, former Governor Don Sundquist, Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal, Grammy Award-winning entertainer Wynonna Judd, and many more share intimate and inspirational aspects of themselves.

This twentieth anniversary edition also features bonus material from thirty more notables from Tennessee, including local business owners, spiritual leaders, coaches, radio personalities, authors, and educators.

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