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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: 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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: ADHD In College

TTU’s Dr. Chest Goad discusses support for college students with ADHD and ADD. Estimates are between 2-8% of college students face campus life with ADHD. What are the unique challenges the college aged student must conquer with ADHD? How does a school like Tennessee Tech help students deal with ADHD or ADD? On the Golden Eagles campus, the responsibility falls ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: ADHD Support

Avery Trace Middle School’s Jaida Campbell talks supporting children with ADHD. More than 6 million young people nationwide live with ADHD. More and more we are meeting the challenges of ADHD head on with strong diagnoses, and more and more parents understand that a prescription does not have to be the only answer for a diagnosis. Over the last 2 ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: George Halford

The search is underway for the next leader of the Cookeville/Putnam Co Chamber. The process is underway to find the next leader of the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. George Halford is set to retire at the end of the year after leading the Highlands Chamber for 16 years. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Immigration

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition’s Emily Beard talks immigration The immigration debate has been among the hot topic issues of the past year as those on one side fight for a more security based policy while others focus on the human toll of those trying to enter the United States. Tennessee may not be at the center of immigration ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Vaccines

TN Immunization Program’s Michelle Fiscus discusses the anti-vaccine movement. It’s been called by some the anti-vaccine movement. Some call it a regression in modern medicine. Parents choosing not to vaccinate their children because of fear that the vaccines can do more harm than good. This idea has been around for decades, but it has gained footing in recent years as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Higher Education Costs Pt 2

TTU’s Phillip Oldham & Representative Cameron Sexton talk higher education costs A public university education used to be considered one of America’s great bargains. That has changed. Higher education scholars point to the 1980s as the start of the change when education became a hot button issue politically as a way to encourage growth. That led to some universities over-extending ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Higher Education Costs

Tennessee Tech President Phillip Oldham discusses the costs of higher education. A public university education used to be considered one of America’s great bargains. That has changed. Higher education scholars point to the 1980s as the start of the change when education became a hot button issue politically as a way to encourage growth. That led to some universities over-extending ... Read More »