Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Human Trafficking Part Two

We continue our talk about helping victims. Part Two of Human Trafficking. The United States is experiencing a growing number of cases all across the nation, and in our region. Today In The Upper Cumberland we continue our talk about the survivors and victims of human trafficking. Human or sex trafficking is a problem that begins in small ways. Law ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Human Trafficking

Across the nation cases grow, we take a look at what can be done to help victims. The United States is experiencing a growing number of cases all across the nation, and in our region. Today In The Upper Cumberland we talk about the survivors and victims of human trafficking. Human or sex trafficking is a problem that begins in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Increasing Suicide Rates

The issue of suicide among celebrities, middle aged men and other age groups. A growing number of people are choosing to commit, or attempt the act of suicide. Across the country there has been an increase in the last several years. Laura Tedesco, Vice President of Crisis Services and Anne Stamps, Director at Plateau Mental Health Center in Cookeville join ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sexting

The growing number of teens engaging in sexting, messages with sexual content. It’s risky behavior that exposes them to potential predators, bullying among their peers and often a sense of shame. Messages, images and in some cases videos of a sexual nature or with explicit content.  Cookeville High School guidance counselor Lori Strode and Detective Roger Cooper with the Putnam ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cyber Security Part Two

The second half of our look at cyber security threats with TTU’s Eric Brown. We continue our conversation with Eric Brown, Assistant Director of Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center or CEROC. We continue our discussion of cyber security threats to businesses and in your home with potential threats and what you could to safeguard yourself. Today In ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cyber Security

Raising awareness and offering education to prevent cyber security threats. Eric Brown works at Tennessee Tech as assistant director of Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center. He works alongside his counterparts to educate others on how to secure their data. We discuss things you should know about cybersecurity threats, how they happen and what’s being done to prevent them. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Growth

More housing and businesses coming to our area but are we ready? The growth over the last few years has been at an increasing in Putnam and surrounding counties in the Upper Cumberland. With all of these new homes and apartments, businesses and more people relocating, the issue of growth is… growing. Are the public works, utilities and infrastructure we ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Comprehensive Pain Clinics Closing

The potential for health risks as several pain clinics close across Tennessee. Comprehensive Pain Specialists recently announced that 21 of their clinics across the state will close at the end of July, inlcuding one in Cookeville. Director Barbara Kanapel and Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist Suzanne Angel work with the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition. They help us answer the questions ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Student Sexual Harassment

The issue of sexual harassment among higher education faculty and students. Whether it’s a verbal exchange or a physical encounter, sexual harassment of students pursuing higher education is a larger issue than publicly acknowledged. Tennessee Tech Professor Lindsey Upton works to understand these instances of sexual harassment that can occur and their impact on students and faculty. Today In The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Food Allergies

Working towards ending the abuse of older adults across the Upper Cumberland. For more than 12 million Americans, food allergies can ruin summer fun at the ballpark, the fair or any outing. A bag of peanuts, frozen dairy product, fresh fruit… all can cause a reaction that could range from mild to more severe and life-threatening. We get advice from ... Read More »