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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: 30 Days In Vietnam

Bill Brinker spent  30 Days in Vietnam, 15 years after the war. This is his story.   43 years ago, the Vietnam War ended. This past weekend The Wall That Heals visited the Upper Cumberland, reminding all of us of a painful period in American history. On one hand, we seem to be coming to terms with, but on the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Veteran Mental Health

Nancy  Morris &  Carrie Brensike  Talking Veterans Mental  Health This week The Wall That Heals comes to Cookeville. It can be hard to open up about difficult experiences. Whether it is something they were ordered to do, or a life and death situation. The mental toll of fighting in a war is a real problem for our Veterans. Thankfully, we ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: School Safety

An Important Week For Tennessee School Safety                                                        What is the best way to address security in schools? Protecting both teachers and students is a major part of school safety. The Governor’s Working Group ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Organ Donation

The Impact Of Organ Donation                                                     More and more Upper Cumberland residents are signing up to donate organs. They are gifts that can change a person’s life. We bring you both sides of the story, those who have been donors and those that have received donations on Today In The Upper Cumberland. We speak with Deborah Kitz and Billy Jarvis. Deborah Kitz is a ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sexual Harassment Part Two

Part 2: SHRM Board Members Continue Discussing The Law Behind Sexual Harassment      Sexual Harassment cases have continued to grab the headlines all across the United States. Spurring a movement and causing people to wonder: What do we really know about sexual harassment? The second of two-part series, we talk with Lynsey Nail, Mary Dee Allen, and Tom Timmerman, who ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sexual Harassment Part One

How do we handle Sexual Harassment in 2018? SHRM Board Members Weigh In          Sexual Harassment cases have continued to grab the headlines all across the United States. Spurring a movement and causing people to wonder: What do we really know about sexual harassment? The first of a two-part series, we talk with Lynsey Nail, Mary Dee Allen, and Tom ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: An Organ Donor’s Story

How a school project turned tragedy into an understanding about organ donation. We always hear about how education can change lives, in 1997 Joy McCaleb took a tragedy and turned it into an inspiration. A school project about understanding organ donation that was filled with personal experience and eventually turned into a published book. We talk with Joy McCaleb about ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Veteran Service Office

The health of those who’ve fought and served, whether that is physical, emotional or mental how do we make sure that our veterans are cared for? One option is the Veteran Service Office.  Mark Harris is in charge of helping both veterans and their family members, he discusses the work done at the Veteran Service Office in Putnam County.    ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sexual Harassment

Beyond the legal effects, what are the emotional tolls of sexual harassment? The #MeToo movement has opened dialogue all across the Nation. Mark Lovell, a licensed clinical social worker and Melissa Collins, a licensed professional counselor, discuss the effects sexual harassment.   Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and ... Read More »