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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 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 »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Local Artists Talk Shop

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The Upper Cumberland provides a wonderful place for artists to take up residence and work on their craft. But could the area use the arts as an economic catalyst? That’s one of the areas explored during the Envision Cookeville workshop led by the Cookeville City Council earlier this year. We learn more about how artists make money from their work ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Mass Shootings

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The threat of mass shootings seems much more a reality in 2016 than at any other time. Seemingly, it can happen anywhere, at anytime, and to any community – small city, large city. With that backdrop, local businesses, churches, civic groups and other organizations are now considering a plan of action to prepare for and deal with such a tragedy. ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Preparing For Shootings

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Mass shootings used to be a rarity. Now, they seem to happen often. It’s not just big cities. It’s not just the workplace. Schools. Theaters. Clubs. Churches. We’ve seen shootings at all these locations. That has prompted more and more attention by police on how to approach these events – including officers in both Cookeville and Crossville. We explore how ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Teacher Training

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All of us want the best teachers in the classroom helping to get our young people ready for an ever-changing world. And that means changes in their educational strategy. The College Of Education at Tennessee Tech trains hundreds of teachers for this new-world classroom. Dr. Amy Brown leads Tech’s Department of Teacher Education. She says the University has introduced new ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland: Protecting Your Kids

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We continue our look at how technology impacts families and kids, in particular. Today, we explore the darker side of technology and how more people are using the internet to interact inappropriately with young people. And the age groups at risk may shock you. It’s not just about trying to connect with your teenager. Dr. John Averitt is a local ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Family Technology

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Research shows kids are naturally drawn to technology. So keeping them away from the technology can be a difficult thing. However, in terms of your child’s development, it may be critical. And that’s even before we get to the safety concerns related to modern technology. We provide a sort of technology for parents primer with local psychologist Dr. John Averitt ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Family & Technology

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You’ve been in a restaurant and looked around to see multiple families at tables around the eatery…..buried in phones or I-Pads. It’s difficult for all of us to disconnect from technology. It may also be a difficult spot for parents to decide on how to regulate technology among their children. Today, we provide some advice from Elisa Allen. She’s part ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Our Arts Community

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Could the arts be a source of economic growth for the Upper Cumberland? Many people think so. At the recent Envision Cookeville conference, growing the climate for artists, musicians and performers stood as a potential source of tourism dollars. Today, we examine the current state of the arts community with Breanna Kincaid, the director of A.R.T Prowl, one of the ... Read More »