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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 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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Holiday Depression

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Many will be spending this week with family and friends celebrating Thanksgiving, kicking off the holiday season, and making new memories. But holiday depression will change that normalcy that so many of us expect this time of the year. How do you spot the signs of holiday depression? What can you do to help someone who is suffering? What are ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Election Recap

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One of the wildest election seasons in American History ended Tuesday night with Donald Trump elected president. An upset few saw coming…following a two-year campaign that few could explain. We wrap up the Presidential race with Dr. Lori Maxwell, Political Science Professor at Tennessee Tech. What are the lessons for political observers? What mandate did voters send? How did everyone ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Legalizing Marijuana

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The issue of legalizing marijuana continues to grab headlines as several states will vote on such initiatives this week. Nashville and Memphis City Governments recently voted to relax the penalties for simple possession inside city limits. But does the legalization of marijuana make sense? What ramifications might follow from such a move? Are the arguments for legalizing marijuana legitimate ones? ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: 6th Congressional District

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We begin the final month of campaigning for Election Day 2016. Throughout these final weeks, we will examine the local men and women who want to lead in both Nashville and Washington D.C. This week we look at the races for Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District as we introduce you to the candidates running and why they want to serve. Tennessee’s 6th ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: House District 38 & 41

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We begin the final month of campaigning for Election Day 2016. Throughout these final weeks, we will examine the local men and women who want to lead in both Nashville and Washington D.C. This week we look at the races for Tennessee State House Districts 38 and 41 as we introduce you to the candidates running and why they want to serve. ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: House District 42 & 43

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We begin the final month of campaigning for Election Day 2016. Throughout these final weeks, we will examine the local men and women who want to lead in both Nashville and Washington D.C. This week we look at the races for Tennessee State House Districts 42 and 43 as we introduce you to the candidates running and why they want to ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: House District 25 & 40

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We begin the final month of campaigning for Election Day 2016. Throughout these final weeks, we will examine the local men and women who want to lead in both Nashville and Washington D.C. First, we look at the races for Tennessee State House Districts 25 and 40 as we introduce you to the candidates running and why they want to ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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September….National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Throughout the last month…experts weighed in on the obesity problem across the united states. Stats show as many as 30 percent of us kids are overweight. The CDC estimates that one of three children born in 2000 or later will suffer from Type 2 diabetes at some time in their lives if these trends aren’t ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Granville’s Past

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As settlers began to make their mark in the Upper Cumberland, many settled along the banks of the Cumberland River. And Granville, Tennessee was born. Soon the community became a hub of regional life. Today, the Jackson County community celebrates not only the preservation of its history, but also that of the region through numerous festivals each year as well ... Read More »