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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Workforce Readiness

Dr. Myra West and Dr. Daniel Marvin discuss high school and workforce readiness. “Get the young people graduated with English, math, social studies, and science.” That may be the old perception of what we thought it meant to leave high school, but today, things are changing. A greater emphasis by educators at all levels to make sure students are coming ... Read More »

The Scene: Mike Bruce & Cosplay And Props

This week Sparta artist Mike Bruce discusses his cosplay & prop making processes  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Sparta cosplay artist and prop maker, Mike Bruce. They discuss how he got his start as an artist, the materials and processes that he uses to create his props, as well as how he goes about creating ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Randy Porter On Growth

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter discusses growth, and the challenges it brings. Census numbers will arrive in the next several weeks, and they are expected to be up significantly for the entire region. The Upper Cumberland, and more specifically Putnam County, continuing to grow. But what are the issues with growth? What are the challenges our elected leaders are focused ... Read More »

The Scene: Marc Burnett & Painting

Marc Burnett discusses how he got his start painting, and what inspires him.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville painter Marc Burnett. They discuss when he became interested in painting, the events that led to him getting started, how he takes and uses pictures for his inspiration, as well as when that inspiration is most ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Drue Huffines

Get to know the life of local broadcasting and service legend – Drue Huffines. If you’ve lived in the Upper Cumberland for a long time, you know the voice of Drue Huffines. Huffines is a legend in broadcasting in our community. He’s a legend in service in our community. As we celebrate this holiday weekend, we go 1 on 1 ... Read More »

The Scene: Damon MacNaught & Glass Art

Get to know Silver Point glass artist, and art instructor, Damon MacNaught.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Silver Point glass artist, and teacher at Cumberland University, Damon MacNaught. They discuss his specialization in making unique paper weights, how long he’s been an art instructor, what his artistic process is like for his paper weights, as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Stroke Support

Carol Lynam & Virginia Ely discuss support options for those impacted by strokes A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot, or bursts. If the blood flow can’t reach the region of the brain that controls a particular body function, then that part of the body will ... Read More »

The Scene: Britnee Holley & Fiber Art

This week on The Scene learn about fiber artist & recent TTU grad Britnee Holley  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with fiber artist, and recent Tennessee Tech University graduate, Britnee Holley. They discuss where her interest in weaving comes from, what her final thesis at TTU was and how she conceptualized and designed everything for it, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Parks & Recreation Growth

John Ross Albertson and Rafferty Cleary discuss Parks & Rec growth in Putnam Co. Parks and recreation opportunities in Putnam County include the expansion of the soccer complex near Cookeville High, the extension of the rail trail to Monterey, and the creation of Bee Rock and the Meadow Creek Park on the mountain. We continue our series on parks and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Music

Learn about the history of Upper Cumberland music with Bettye and Graham Kash. Tennessee has a rich musical history. You think of Nashville, of course. Memphis comes to mind with the blues and rock and roll. Some would understand the importance of Bristol in creating country music. But what about the Upper Cumberland’s musical heritage? Bettye and Graham Kash have ... Read More »