Transcript: April 7, 2023


Tensions are high in Nashville after Republicans push for the explosion of three Democrats form the state legislature.

I’ll tell you why. Plus… Greg is here with the Notice News Quiz.

Those stories and more today on… Notice News Daily.

Tennessee Votes to Expel Democratic Lawmakers

Hey guys and happy Friday, I’m Jonathan here at Notice H-Q. Our top story today…

Republicans in the Tennessee state House of Representatives are pushing to expel three Democrats from the chamber for their role in gun control protests last week.

That’s when hundreds of demonstrators flooded into the statehouse to demand stricter gun laws, just days after a tragic school shooting claimed six lives.

Three representatives joined the protests with bullhorns from the house floor, and for that – Republican lawmakers, who hold a super majority in the chamber, moved to expel the three.

The protests have caused a ripple effect as students nationwide staged walkouts for gun safety earlier this week.

Sot: “We are walking out as part of the national students demand action walkout in honor of the lives lost in the Covenant school”

Tennessee Republicans accused the three Democrats of engaging in “disorderly behavior” and bringing dishonor to the house of representatives.

Democrats argue they were exercising their first amendment rights to freedom of speech.

Protesters have continued to gather in Nashville throughout the week, braving the rain to show their support for stricter gun control measures.

Only two Tennessee state representatives have been expelled since the Civil War and both of those cases had overwhelming, bipartisan support.

But the Tennessee Democratic Party is already raising funds to support the three Democrats get their seats back in special elections.

This vote is a clear example of the ongoing debate over gun control and the limits of free speech in the United States.


Here’s what else is making news right now…

A new report says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has for decades accepted luxury trips from a Dallas businessman.

But – the justice never disclosed the trips – as required by federal law. Senate Democrats have called for an investigation.

This man in Australia was arrested… for taking a platypus on a train.

The unlawful taking and keeping of a platypus from the wild is a class 1 offense there. And…

A plane in South Africa was forced to make an emergency landing when the pilot found -no joke – a venomous cobra under his seat.

A real life snakes on a plane… don’t worry, everybody is ok.

Weekly Quiz

And now, live on tape from Brooklyn, it’s the Notice News Quiz.

I’m your host Greg and this is the game where want to know: have you been paying attention this week? Let’s find out. Question one.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump made history by becoming the first former president to be charged with a crime in the United States.

What has Trump been accused of in court?

A ) Business fraud

B ) Inciting the January 6th insurrection

C ) Interfering with the 2020 election

D ) Concealing classified documents

The answer, A. Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of business fraud related to hush money payments ahead of the 2016 election.

Question two. Over the past week, severe weather and tornadoes have left a trail of destruction across the South, Midwest, and Eastern U-S.

What is the reason for these powerful storms?

A ) A natural spring weather phenomenon

B ) Climate change

C ) Extreme weather conditions

D ) All of the above

The answer, D. April, May, and June are the most active months for tornadoes in the U-S, and experts say extreme weather conditions have been linked to climate change.

And finally, here’s what a NASA astronaut said earlier this week:

02:08 Pushing ourselves to explore is core to who we are, that’s a part of being a human.

What mission is he and his NASA crew about to embark upon?

A ) A manned trip to Mars

B ) A fly around the moon

C ) Landing a woman on the moon

D ) Blowing up an asteroid headed for Earth

The answer, B.

Artemis 2 will send four astronauts to circle the moon in what’s known as a lunar flyby, and if it’s successful, NASA will move forward with landing the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface.

Option D is a 1998 Ben Affleck film. That’s it for this week. See you next Friday with another all new Notice News Quiz.


That’s it for today – Angie will be back Monday with more from us, Notice News.