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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Biz Foundry Pt 2

Learn more about how The Biz Foundry helps small businesses, and entrepreneurs. One person saw a need in her work, and helped create a product. One person wanted to see if he could turn something he enjoyed into a business. Both turned to The Biz Foundry for help in making that a reality. Today we continue our discussion about how ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Local Artist Justin Blackmon

This week, discover the art, and inspiration of local artist Justin Blackmon.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local artist Justin Blackmon. They discuss how he became interested in art, and the influence that his high school art teacher had on him, what he turns to for inspiration when painting, as well as the organization Art ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Biz Foundry

Learn more about how The Biz Foundry helps small businesses, and entrepreneurs. The Upper Cumberland is blessed with many resources to help those with a dream. Perhaps it’s a small shop. Perhaps it’s a product that you’ve always wanted to get created. Through the work of The Biz Foundry, that’s happening. Today we bring together several business owners who got ... Read More »

The Scene: Lewis Matheney & Illustration

Meet illustrator, children’s book author & Co-Owner of Harper’s, Lewis Matheney.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local illustrator, children’s book author, and Co-Owner of Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville, Lewis Matheney. They discuss how he got his start with illustration, and writing children’s books, his life’s journey and what led to him writing ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: UC Pride

This week we continue to look at diversity in the Upper Cumberland with UC Pride Today we continue our look at diversity in the Upper Cumberland by focusing on UC Pride, and the work done by Jessica Patterson, and those who lead the organization. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Helping New Moms Pt 2

Learn about Cookeville Mother’s Circle and their mission to help out new moms. Infant mortality rates across the state of Tennessee have remained fairly steady over the last 10 years. There is good news in the numbers. Poverty has decreased in Tennessee among young mothers. Teen births have decreased better than 30% over the last 6 years. But drinking and ... Read More »

The Scene: TTU Director Of The School Of Art, Craft & Design

Learn more about TTU Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design Kim Winkle.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Kim Winkle, Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech University, and the Appalachian Center for Craft. They discuss her background in art, how she was introduced to woodworking, her summer ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Helping New Moms

Learn about Cookeville Mother’s Circle and their mission to help out new moms. Infant mortality rates across the state of Tennessee have remained fairly steady over the last 10 years. There is good news in the numbers. Poverty has decreased in Tennessee among young mothers. Teen births have decreased better than 30% over the last 6 years. But drinking and ... Read More »

The Scene: Skip Ritter & Woodturning

Learn more about local woodturner Skip Ritter, and the types of projects he does  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local woodturner Skip Ritter. They discuss his background and how he got his start working with wood, his consignment and commission work that he does, as what as what he considers to be the best parts ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Diversity

TTU Diversity Coordinator Dr. Roberts Owens discusses diversity across our area. Diversity is a much talked about term – so what is the picture of diversity in our area? Is this a welcoming community? What kind of challenges are present across our diverse region? We put that question to Tennessee Tech’s Diversity Coordinator – Dr. Robert Owens. Today In The ... Read More »