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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Government Ethics

We’ve assembled a panel to discuss ethics in government and how they’re applied. The role of ethics in government is one that in recent years has come into question over how standards are applied and to what extent. Allegations of unethical behavior and scandals in the media seem to be furthering a growing divide between political party members and their ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Preparing Legal Documents

A look at things you should consider before preparing any documents like a will. Preparing for your needs and the needs of your loved ones in case something should happen to you. It’s one of those topics that many of us don’t want to spend much time thinking about, but the preparations are necessary. Attorney Henry Fincher works with clients ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Gun Control & School Safety Part Two

Part Two: Moms Demand Action members continue to discuss school safety with us. Part Two of Gun Control & School Safety. Students, parents and teachers are all struggling with the issue of how we end school shootings and make schools as safe as possible. Dealing with the potential for incidents both in the classroom and over social media, many young ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Gun Control And School Safety

Moms Demand Action members join us to discuss their work to make schools safer. Students, parents and teachers are all struggling with the issue of how we end school shootings and make schools as safe as possible. Dealing with the potential for incidents both in the classroom and over social media, many young people have begun to find a way ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Country Music Part Two

TTU Professor James Akenson on how modern country music is inspired by its past. In the conclusion of our two-part series on Country Music, Tennessee Tech Professor James Akenson explains how the music reflected the people who listened. How the music tells a story. The men and women behind the music. And how you can still hear some of the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Country Music History

Once called Country and Western, today’s country music still echoes it’s past. Tennessee Tech Professor James Akenson has spent his career studying country music from a scholastic point of view. Akenson explains how the music reflected the people who listened. How the music tells a story. The men and women behind the music. And how you can still hear some of ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Government Ethics

Warren Nevad from MTAS explains Government Ethics and the impact they can have The Upper Cumberland Development, UCHRA, and the Overton/Pickett Emergency Communications, these are all recent local examples of how the topic of Government Ethics has come into the spotlight. Today In The Upper Cumberland, we take a look at understanding Government Ethics. Each situation is different, but commonalities ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: 30 Days In Vietnam

Bill Brinker spent  30 Days in Vietnam, 15 years after the war. This is his story.   43 years ago, the Vietnam War ended. This past weekend The Wall That Heals visited the Upper Cumberland, reminding all of us of a painful period in American history. On one hand, we seem to be coming to terms with, but on the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Veteran Mental Health

Nancy  Morris &  Carrie Brensike  Talking Veterans Mental  Health This week The Wall That Heals comes to Cookeville. It can be hard to open up about difficult experiences. Whether it is something they were ordered to do, or a life and death situation. The mental toll of fighting in a war is a real problem for our Veterans. Thankfully, we ... Read More »