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Today In The UC (Page) 05-11-16The Upper Cumberland. It’s where we live. It’s where we work. It’s where we raise our families. The people and organizations in our community are what make it tick. 106-9 Kicks Country knows the impact that local organizations have on this and surrounding communities.

Each week, 106-9 Kicks Country will have interviews with representatives of organizations that impact the Upper Cumberland.

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Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Family & Technology

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You’ve been in a restaurant and looked around to see multiple families at tables around the eatery…..buried in phones or I-Pads. It’s difficult for all of us to disconnect from technology. It may also be a difficult spot for parents to decide on how to regulate technology among their children. Today, we provide some advice from Elisa Allen. She’s part ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Our Arts Community

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Could the arts be a source of economic growth for the Upper Cumberland? Many people think so. At the recent Envision Cookeville conference, growing the climate for artists, musicians and performers stood as a potential source of tourism dollars. Today, we examine the current state of the arts community with Breanna Kincaid, the director of A.R.T Prowl, one of the ... Read More »


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It’s likely happening at a gas station you pass on your way to work. Or along a street you travel during the course of the month. It’s not in California or along the border in Texas. It’s happening often right here in theUpper Cumberland. Men and women are being sold. Human trafficking. In many cases, the victims are known to ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Advocating For Kids


Serving Putnam, DeKalb, White, Overton, Cumberland, Clay, and Pickett Counties, the Upper CumberlandChild Advocacy Center provides a voice to children who have been the victim of abuse. That voice means helping young people to heal while helping the law enforcement and court systems in their work. Jennifer Wilkerson serves as Executive Director of the Center. She explains how the center ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Training On Suicide


College students represent a vulnerable population to suicide. Tennessee Tech wants to make sure more students, staff and faculty are trained to look for the warning signs to prevent suicides. The CounselingCenter recently won a grant that will get more people trained on the things to look for. Dr. Christina Mick is the Assistant Director of Clinical Services at Tennessee ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Beyond The Race


Thousands of Upper Cumberland residents participate in the Komen Race for the Cure each fall. But where does the money go? You no doubt know that most of it stays right here in our community. But how does it help? Susan J. Komen of the Upper Cumberland does so much more than just a race. That includes a new survey ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Envision Cookeville


Cookeville’s growing. And that often means growing pains. It also creates room for opportunity. What do you, as a current resident of Cookeville, want from your community? From your government? What services would improve the quality of life here? What are keys to managing future growth? Envision Cookeville is a project of the Cookeville City Council that examines that. City ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: The People Of The Upper Cumberland


A new book takes an in-depth look at the people of the Upper Cumberland, their history, their heritage, and the dichotomies of their story. People of the Upper Cumberland: Achievements and Contradictions, written by Michael E. Birdwell and William Calvin Dickinson, explores excellence in areas such as law and medicine or how the civil rights movement grew from this area. The stories ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Technology In Higher Education


It’s not just elementary and middle school educators fighting to keep up with technology and more important, their technologically-advanced students. Colleges and universities are seeing centuries-long paradigms shifting – as a new age student enters the halls of higher learning. Tennessee Tech represents an interesting case study in how educators are evolving – as a university based on advancing technology ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: A New Hospice


When we think of Hospice Care, we probably first think of men and women who come to the home of a loved one….or to an assisted care facility to provide care in the final days and hours of one’s life. That model, however, has changing. Upper Cumberland Hospice represents a new way of providing hospice care through a hospice home. ... Read More »