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TodayInTheUC (Page) 04-17-15The 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 The Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Hospice Process

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In 2014, an estimated 1.6 to 1.7 million patients across the nation received services from hospice. Yet most of us fear hospice…we see it as the final step before depth. We continue our primer as to what hospice is, how it helps families, and what services are available in the Upper Cumberland. Our conversation continues with Bobby Stewart, who serves ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Hospice Care

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The subject of death stands as one of those topics none of us want to discuss…..much less consider. And when we think of death, often hospice gets lumped in as its immediate predecessor. But that does not have to be the case. Most of us do not understand the ability of hospice to affect the final stage of life. In ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Stop Smoking

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January has arrived and the season of resolutions is here. How are you doing so far? Maybe you are considering giving up smoking. We have some helpful advice from a Putnam County facilitator who smoked for some 20 years. Randy Todd teaches the Putnam County Quit For Life program each Thursday. He learned first-hand just how much your health can ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Teen Pregnancy

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Most communities in the Upper Cumberland are dealing with teen pregnancy rates that stand above the state average. Overall, teen pregnancy has decreased across the nation in recent years. One area that improve the chances of young women to avoid unwanted pregnancies is improving the communication between parents and their children. Enter the University of Tennessee Extension Service and a ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Fighting Hunger Part 2

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As part of its Centennial Celebration, students, faculty and leadership at Tennessee Tech wanted to do more than just celebrate and reflect. They wanted to leave a lasting mark with examination of issues and critical work on important topics. Take, for example, hunger. Students across multiple curricula have been working this semester to understand the extent of the hunger problem ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Fighting Hunger

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As part of its Centennial Celebration, students, faculty and leadership at Tennessee Tech wanted to do more than just celebrate and reflect. They wanted to leave a lasting mark with examination of issues and critical work on important topics. Take, for example, hunger. Students across multiple curricula have been working this semester to understand the extent of the hunger problem ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Faith Circa 2015 Part 2

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Changing times mean a changing place for organized religion, churches, and ministry in America. What about in the Upper Cumberland? Are traditional roles still in play? How has life changed for the church in the so-called “Bible Belt.” In the second of a two-part discussion, we discuss the role of the church and its leadership in today’s environment. Pastor Steve Tiebout ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Faith Circa 2015

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Changing times mean a changing place for organized religion, churches, and ministry in America. What about in the Upper Cumberland? Are traditional roles still in play? How has life changed for the church in the so-called “Bible Belt.” In the first of a two-part discussion, we discuss the role of the church and its leadership in today’s environment. Pastor Steve ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Stories, Shakespeare & The Theater

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It’s just days until the Tennessee Tech Backdoor Playhouse will begin its 61st season, performing this year at Derryberry Hall while the playhouse itself is remodeled. We continue our conversation with Mark Creter, the Artistic Director at the Playhouse and a professor in the department of English at TTU. Creter came to drama as a youngster and has both acted ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Local Theater

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One of the benefits of having a university anchor our area, the chance to enjoy the arts. And Tennessee Tech has been blessed over the years with an outstanding artistic community. One of those leaders is Mark Creter. A professor of Theater in the Department of English, Mark also leads the creative efforts of the Drama Club, a Alpha Psi ... Read More »