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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 The Upper Cumberland: Parenting Pt 2

Members of The Stephens Center discuss parenting Today In The Upper Cumberland. The challenges of being a modern day parent – the problems seem bigger, the pressure is greater, and the outside scrutiny is more intense. And maybe parents individually are driving themselves more than ever to be successful at one of the toughest jobs on Earth. As a new ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Parenting

Members of The Stephens Center discuss parenting Today In The Upper Cumberland. You hear it so often – “If only my kids came with instructions.” Parenting, it’s always been a challenge, but today, that challenge seems more daunting than ever. Kids face different things in every day life, but so do you. We examine parenting as we approach a new ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Rescue Mission

Learn more about the Cookeville Rescue Mission with new director Bruce Bailey. With the fast approaching, all of us want to do something special for someone else this time of the year. As you hit the stores and shopping centers these next few weeks, you will likely run in to the Cookeville Rescue Mission ringing the bells. Before you drop ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Fighting Diabetes

Talking diabetes in the Upper Cumberland with Dr. Dawn Grasham & Lisa Bumbalough It is the nation’s seventh biggest killer. It is diabetes. 15% of Tennesseans deal with diabetes – that number was just 5% as late as 1996. Why the rise? What can be done to lower the number? How can you protect yourself? We explore diabetes in the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Extra: John Pelphrery

Meet new TTU Men’s Basketball Coach John Pelphrery Today In The Upper Cumberland John Pelphrery will coach his first game as the leader of the Tennessee Tech Men’s Basketball game Tuesday night when the Golden Eagles travel to Western Kentucky. Former Kentucky standout moved to Cookeville this spring trying to do something that hasn’t been done here in a long ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Heroin Addiction Recovery

Cumberland Heights’ Bob Valerio & Amanda Lewis discuss heroin addiction recovery More and more Americans are looking for recovery from heroin addiction. It’s happening as the crackdown continues on opioid prescriptions. With prescriptions harder to come by, heroin has become a substitute, and it’s happening right here in the Upper Cumberland. Bob Valerio and Amanda Lewis from Cumberland Heights discuss ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Clean Commission

Shannon Reese discusses the goals and work of the Putnam County Clean Commission Litter abatement, recycling, hazardous waste, electronic waste, composting – protecting our environment. It is the goals and work of the Putnam County Clean Commission led by Shannon Reese. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Diabetes

CRMC Diabetes Center Director Kim Mayberry breaks down everything about diabetes More and more we read, hear, and view information on diabetes. Why? Diabetes cases in America are at an all time high. Why? Our lifestyles have changed, and the impact on our sugar levels has been noticeable. Today we get the skinny on diabetes. What is it? What causes ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Heroin

Talking growing drug problems with UCHRA Regional Opioid Coordinator Glen Sayes. The first time usage of heroin in the United States has more than doubled in the last ten years. The drug which was more commonly thought of as a late 60s and early 70s mind-altering substance is more often seen today by law enforcement – including right here in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: D&S Community Services

Heath Miller talks the disability services provided by D&S Community Services. Providing an opportunity for men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cookeville based D&S Community Services – with some 9 supported living homes in the Upper Cumberland – D&S offers everything from housing assistance to employment placement. That’s our focus today with Heather Miller, Executive Director of D&S ... Read More »