Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Education Savings Accounts

TEA President Beth Brown discusses Governor Lee’s Education Savings Account Plan The idea of vouchers took a step toward approval in the Tennessee Legislature this week. Governor Bill Lee’s Education Savings Account Plan received a 20-13 vote approval in the Tennessee Senate. Education Savings Accounts, or vouchers as they are more often called, provide parents with public money. Most often, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Council On Developmental Disabilities

Attorneys Dawn Fry & Tecia Puckett Pryor talk developmental disabilities & jobs. Over the next few weeks, hundreds of Walmart greeters nationwide will lose their jobs as the company retools a position that dates back to the origins of Walmart. Some job advocates have worried that the move could adversely affect men and women with disabilities who hold many of ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: DelMonaco Winery

Barbara DelMonaco discusses the art of wine making & how DelMonaco got its start This weekend’s Upper Cumberland Wine Festival at Granville shines the spotlight on the Upper Cumberland’s wine making tradition. But did you know that some of the wines made here are from grapes grown here. At Baxter’s DelMonaco Winery, it’s a start to finish process managed by ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: NAACP

NAACP Cookeville President Tom Savage discusses race and his work with the NAACP Founding in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Working to provide equal opportunities for all races, the NAACP has served as an advocate for the African American community. The organization continues its active roll today as the challenges of racism continue to evolve. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Gun Violence And Mental Health Part 2

Upper Cumberland mental health leaders talk gun violence & mental health reform. The death of 50 people at two New Zealand mosques this week remind us that gun violence can strike anywhere, anytime. And when these type of events happen, we ask ourselves why or what can be done. Changes to gun laws – that’s certainly one of the first ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Gun Violence And Mental Health

Upper Cumberland mental health leaders talk gun violence & mental health reform. The death of 50 people at two New Zealand mosques this week remind us that gun violence can strike anywhere, anytime. And when these type of events happen, we ask oursevles why or what can be done. Changes to gun laws – that’s certainly one of the first ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Millard Oakley

Upper Cumberland treasure Millard Oakley shares stories of his life, and career. He is truly an Upper Cumberland treasure. Millard Oakley has built a life serving this region. His legal career – just one part – his political career – serving the Upper Cumberland. He’s built radio stations. He’s helped lead Tennesee Tech. He saw the need for a new ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Civil War Reenactments

Jim & Theresa Loftis share their interest in the American Revolution & Civil War Jim and Theresa Loftis enjoy learning history by recreating it. They have spent years exploring the roots of everything from the American Revolution to the Civil War. In particular, how those times in the 1700 and 1800s played out here in the Upper Cumberland. Sometimes history ... Read More »