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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.

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Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Modern Media

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A recent Gallup Poll suggested that Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in history. Just 32 percent of Americans said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. The number stood at 72 percent in 1976. Tennessee Tech Communications ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Big South Fork

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It won’t be long before the Upper Cumberland’s natural beauty will again be on display as spring buds across its national and state parks. Hard to imagine many areas of the nation that are as blessed with such treasures as we are with our park space. We introduce you to some of those treasures as we await spring. We start ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Infant Health

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As a new year begins, hundreds of new members will join the Upper Cumberland community. The health of these infants born across our region continues to be a concern to soon-to-be moms and dads as well as the community itself. Karen Parks sees this first-hand every day as the Neo Natal Education Nurse at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She looks ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Air Safety

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Since 9/11, our focus as it relates to airline safety centered on keeping those who wished to do harm off airplanes. Recent events in Europe and this month in Ft. Lauderdale show there’s another area of focus needed. Because airports bring together large numbers of people – and people that are often not focused on safety – they provide an ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Medical Marijuana

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Tennessee will likely examine the issue of medical marijuana during the coming year as two legislators have introduced a bill to provide for the legal use of cannabis for medical reasons. A Tennessee woman has seen first hand what medical marijuana can do for those suffering with diseases and medical issues. Dana M. Arvidson is the founding member of The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Holiday Special

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Reflect on the true meaning of the season as three local pastors share the story of Christmas, the preparation for Christmas services, and the message we might all reflect upon as we move toward the end of the year. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Holiday Depression And The Elderly

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Days before Christmas; family gatherings, gifts, traditions, decorating, and cooking. It all sounds festive, except for those in our community who may no longer be able to enjoy those same traditions or may be without loved ones. We’re talking about the elderly and holiday depression. It’s a very real part of the season for so many neighbors and friends. The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Marijuana And The TBI Part 2

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2016 has seen the growth of marijuana legalization nationwide – both for medical and recreational uses. We continue our examination of the issue – and what are the potential unknowns of such a policy change. What has law enforcement learned from Colorado’s venture into this area? In the second part of our interview, Thomas Farmer of the Tennessee Bureau of ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Marijuana And The TBI

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Think marijuana no longer should be classified as a drug. Consider the words of Thomas Farmer of the Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation. As a leader of the fight against illegal drugs in the Volunteer State, Farmer and his team see the realities of drug cultivation, trafficking and criminal activity daily. Farmer said marijuana remains a problem – and in many ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Medical Marijuana

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States across America continue to discuss the legalization of marijuana – and more states moved in that direction this Election Day. Though Nashville and Memphis officials have changed some of the rules in their community concerning marijuana, we have not seen a push to change Tennessee law. Part of the debate around marijuana centers on its relative safety. We discuss ... Read More »