Phil Bredesen Jr. was born in 1943 and lived most of his childhood years in the small town of Shortsville in Ontario County. He graduated from Red Jacket in 1961, and served as mayor of Nashville, and governor of Tennessee in the 1990s and 2000s. He recently joined Brendan Harrington on his Across the Hall podcast.
The full-interview is available here, but during part of that conversation — Bredesen talked frankly about the challenges that government has accounting for low-probability events — like a global pandemic. He also talked about the things people expect out of leadership, as well as the flaws of rural healthcare.