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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 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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Libertarian Party

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Gary Johnson will represent the Libertarian Party on the ballot in all 50 states and the District Of Columbiathis November. With so many unhappy with the choices provided by the Democratic and Republican parties, some believe the Libertarian Party could pull in some of its biggest numbers. The party values individual liberty. What else makes up the Libertarian Party outlook? ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Modern Engineering

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Today’s Engineering School produces a much different graduate from the ones of the 1970s and 1980s. How educators and students collaborate to learn and create new technologies can be seen upclose at Tennessee Tech. Dr. Vahid Motevalli is Tech’s Associate Dean for Research and Innovation. He also serves as a professor of mechanical engineering. Dr. Motevalli came to Tennessee Tech ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Baxter Seminary

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Founded in 1908, the Baxter Seminary served as a Methodist co-ed school for thousands of students in the western part of Putnam County. However, not much is left of the Seminary. Today, a local group wants to showcase the history of the Baxter Seminary, and give those with family connections, as well as local residents, a glimpse at the history ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Learning To Lead

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A local organization wants to help community members understand how important their voice can be to the future of a changing Upper Cumberland. The group is IMPACT and though its roots center on African American men, its latest outreach program involves all minorities. The Impact Leadership program will give men and women the chance to learn skills that will make ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Pokemon Alternative

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A new activity that combines technology with the outdoors has made itself a new home in the Upper Cumberland. This activity encourages players to get out and explore their local environment in search of hidden treasures. No, it’s not Pokemon Go. In fact, this activity, known as geocaching, predates popular apps such as Pokemon Go, and its predecessor, Ingress. This week ... Read More »

TODAY IN UPPER CUMBERLAND PODCAST: Healthier Kids

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All around us every day, we see children who are dealing with the challenge of obesity. Whether it’s a result of a lifestyle focused on technology or a diet high in fast foods, super sizes and pre-made meals, the long-term impacts on a generation are many. In fact, the impacts are defying anything the medical community has ever seen. We ... Read More »

TODAY IN THE UPPER CUMBERLAND PODCAST: Visually Impaired

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More than 690,000 Americans under the age of 21 have some form of visual impairment. Of these individuals, almost 60,000 are completely blind. Schools around the country incorporate various braille devices and other resources to assist in educating these individuals. This week we talk with Misty Brown, an educator in Putnam County who works with the visually impaired. We discuss how ... Read More »

TODAY IN UPPER CUMBERLAND PODCAST: The Democrats’ Turn

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The Democratic Party will gather its delegates in Philadelphia this week as the nation continues its focus on the presidential race. We continue our examination of the presidential race, the two candidates and the feelings among voters as we sitdown with Tennessee Tech Political Science Professor Dr. Lori Maxwell. Dr. Maxwell examines the two candidates in light of the populist ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Convention Time

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As Republicans gather this week in Cleveland, we begin the next phase of the presidential election process. Already, it has been a process for the history books. Political Science Professor Dr. Lori Maxwell will spend the fall semester helping students at Tennessee Tech understand this 2016 election. In the first of a two-part interview, we talk to Dr. Maxwell about ... Read More »