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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 Upper Cumberland Podcast: American Graduate

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and its partners including the Upper Cumberland’s WCTE have launched an initiative aimed at slowing down America’s dropout rate. The American Graduate program seeks to use public television’s strong position with children and kids television – to build a foundation for strong education for America’s kids. Though students do not dropout until much later, it’s ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: The University And Development

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Tennessee Tech serves the Upper Cumberland as an economic development tool. And now the University is working harder than ever to take that role to a different level. Soon after becoming Tech’s President, Dr. Phillip Oldham created the Office of Research and Economic Development as a clearing house for faculty members and the larger university as a whole. It’s a ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Imagination Library

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It began with Dolly Parton’s vision to help youngsters in her home county of Sevier County. Could she make a difference in the reading skills of kids who did not have access to books before they began school? Today, the Imagination Library is a vibrant organization serving not just the United States but countries around the world. We learn about ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: TTU’s 100th Birthday

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As the school year cranks up at Tennessee Tech in a couple of weeks, so do the activities surrounding Tennessee Tech’s Centennial. The year-long celebration focuses not just on the University and its accomplishments, but is geared toward Cookeville and the entire Upper Cumberland community. The organizers believe the two would not have grown without one another. Laura Clemmons leads ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Summer Crime

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It’s about time away from work….a trip to the beach…weekends at the lake. It’s summertime across the Upper Cumberland. But there’s no break from criminals who may be targeting you and your family. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Ferris provides some tips on how to keep your possessions safe at home – and how you can stay safe when you are ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Development Incentives

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Economic incentives. Considered a dirty word to some as they see money lost by cities, counties and states, the incentives are very much a part of recruiting new industry to a community and, in some cases, helping current industry expand. Today In The Upper Cumberland, we continue our look at how economic development, such as the recent Academy Sports announcement, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Economic Development

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When a community searches for new industry and new jobs, how does the process work? Who is involved in recruiting potential new employers? How often do these courtships move from exploratory to something further? Today In The Upper Cumberland, we explore the pursuit of economic growth with Suzanne Williams, Executive Director of the Smithville-Dekalb County Chamber of Commerce and George ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Turning 75

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Radio history in the Upper Cumberland begins with the Medley family and the decision to go out on a limb in 1940. At that time, just a handful of radio stations existed in each state. In Tennessee, local listeners had to strain to here Knoxville or Nashville radio – or at night, catch the distant sounds from St. Louis or ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Sound Of History

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Radio history in the Upper Cumberland begins with the Medley family and the decision to go out on a limb in 1940. At that time, just a handful of radio stations existed in each state. In Tennessee, local listeners had to strain to here Knoxville or Nashville radio – or at night, catch the distant sounds from St. Louis or ... Read More »