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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: Autism Tennessee

Babs Tierno discusses Autism Tennessee & the many services it provides families. New science shows Autism more prevalent than ever though. The study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics….said 1 in 40 children have Autism. That’s up from the previous estimate of 1 in 59 children. More disturbing, the study found that 30 percent of those diagnosed on the Autistic ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Access To Healthcare

Deborah Johnson discusses the services of Upper Cumberland Primary Care Project In the November election just completed….access to healthcare continued to be a hot topic among state candidates. How does Tennessee promote access to healthcare…..care and prevention that may already be available….that isn’t being used. In our community….the Upper Cumberland Primary Care Project tries to serve the uninsured, the underinsured ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Your Dog’s Health

Local Veterinarian Jason Wilton talks about keeping your dog healthy & protected The world is constantly changing, from technology to food and even how we think about our dog’s health. Nowadays, most people view their dogs as indoor family members rather than outdoor animals. Today In The Upper Cumberland we talk about the health of man’s best friend. Local veterinarian, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Mustard Seed Ranch

Executive Director Tammy Depperschmidt explains the purpose of Mustard Seed Ranch. You may know of Mustard Seed Ranch from JAKES Day or from other fundraisers. But did you know that they help out young people both local and across the United States? Today In The Upper Cumberland we talk about Mustard Seed Ranch with their executive director Tammy Depperschmidt. We ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Educating Against Negligent Dog Ownership

A dog may seem like a good gift this season, but new families may be unprepared. 68 million dogs lived in the United States at the turn of the century. Today, that number is almost 90 million. We talk with Karen McMeekin of Crossville’s A Time For Pause, and Sharon Cravens, president of Jamestown’s Best Friend’s Sanctuary, to find out ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Healthcare PT.2

Healthcare isn’t a new issue, we talk about ACO’s with Dr. Brent Stanton As we prepare to head to the polls for another election, one of the issues at the forefront for many is healthcare. We continue our talk about affordable healthcare. There are however several groups of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, who are trying to find a ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Healthcare

Healthcare isn’t a new election issue, we talk about ACO’s with Dr. Brent Stanton As we prepare to head to the polls for another election, one of the issues at the forefront for many is healthcare. There are however several groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who are trying to find a different way to make healthcare ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: A.A.R.F.

We talk with founder and owner Jennifer Farley about her group A.A.R.F. It was an interest that began with a trip to the shelter. Co-Founder Jennifer Farley went from seeing a need to help rescue pets to offering a service that helps them find homes. We discuss with her what pet owners can do before bringing a new pet home, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Rising Above Ministries PT. 2

Rising Above Ministries works to help families with special needs children PT. 2 Based in Cookeville, Rising Above Ministries has worked to assist families since 2005. We continue our talk with co-founder Becky Davidson and Chris Pierce from that group about the role they play in helping autistic and special needs families. From their beginnings working to help parents with ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Rising Above Ministries

Rising Above Ministries works to help families with special needs children Based in Cookeville, Rising Above Ministries has worked to assist families since 2005. We talk with co-founder Becky Davidson and Chris Pierce from that group about the role they play in helping autistic and special needs families. From their beginnings working to help parents with children in social settings, ... Read More »