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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: 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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: CASA’s New Leader


When a child enters the court system, everyone wants what is best for the child. However, there are numerous parts to the problem, from family that might be at odds with one another to the legal issues involved. The volunteers of the Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA make sure that as the issues get sorted out the children stay ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Kim Williams Part 2


The Automotive News recognized Woodbury-native Kim Williams last fall as one of the 100 leading women in the automotive industry. This prestigious honor put her in the ranks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra or Marcy Klevorn of Ford. The Tennessee Tech alum saw her career take off almost as soon as she graduated. Soon, she found herself at Saturn, ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Kim Williams


When Kim Williams arrived at Tennessee Tech in the 90s, she knew her life loves and goals were different from most peers. But different was fine. Kim had been that way growing up with an incredible love of machines and devices that she traces back her to father. In fact, she said she used to take apart her family’s phone. ... Read More »