Kingston lawmaker discusses importance of broadband access to rural Tennessee
Tennessee Broadband Association Executive Director Levoy Knowles interviews state Sen. Ken Yager for the latest episode of “Lead Tennessee Radio.”
Yager, R-Kingston, is the majority caucus chairman and represents Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett and Scott counties.
On the TNBA podcast, Yager discusses the challenges facing rural Tennessee and the importance of having access to high-speed internet and how it can improve access to quality health care. Yager also discusses his role as majority caucus chairman.
Yager, an attorney, serves on several important committees including Finance, Ways and Means; Joint Fiscal Review; Ethics; and State and Local Government committees. He and his wife have two grown children.
“Lead Tennessee Radio” is a podcast produced by the Tennessee Broadband Association. The podcast is an opportunity to discuss issues facing the Volunteer State with state leaders and lawmakers. Past episodes feature state leaders such as Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville; Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge; House Majority Leader William Lamberth, R-Portland; and many more.
“Our association members are close to their communities, and they understand that decisions made in Nashville impact those they serve,” Knowles says. “This podcast is a great opportunity to have conversations with these leaders and to share their thoughts with a wide audience.”
Recent topics discussed on the podcast include broadband internet’s impact on rural development and how it can be used to improve health care in underserved areas through telemedicine.
“Lead Tennessee Radio” can be found on apps such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play. Upcoming topics will include issues that lawmakers will face in the 2020 legislative session.