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The Scene: Anthony Alcorn & Metalsmithing And Blacksmithing

Get to know metalsmith and blacksmith Anthony Alcorn, and how he got his start.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local metalsmith and blacksmith, Anthony Alcorn. They discuss how he got his start in metalsmithing, his step by step process on how he makes some of his more intricate pieces, as well as where he finds ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Eric Walker

Get to know Eric Walker, and why he decided to run for Cookeville City Council. Working on the City Council of a community the size of Cookeville takes some long hours, and you certainly don’t do it for the pay. You do it because of a love of the community. Eric Walker says he realized he wanted to give back ... Read More »

The Scene: Oak Lawn Blacksmith

Learn more about blacksmithing with Andrew Reist, owner of Oak Lawn Blacksmith.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Andrew Reist, owner of Oak Lawn Blacksmith. They discuss why he chose to major in Art Education and how blacksmithing played a large role in that decision, how he creates a piece from start to finish, as well ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Be Nice

Sheila Barker, Summer Davenport discuss social media and the power of being nice A recent federal study found social media is profoundly changing the way many people interact. It has become a place where people can how little restraint. The old saying “If you can’t say something nice” has been replaced with “I don’t care, I want my opinion out ... Read More »

The Scene: Crystal Chrysalis Creations

Meet Megean Hershey, jewelry designer, and owner of Crystal Chrysalis Creations.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville jewelry designer and owner of Crystal Chrysalis Creations, Megean Hershey. They discuss where the name of her business comes from, what her artistic process is like when creating one of her pieces, as well as how the Upper ... Read More »

The Scene: Kiki Dunham & Ceramic Art And Illustrating

Cookeville ceramic artist and illustrator Kiki Dunham discusses her artwork.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville ceramic artist and illustrator Kiki Dunham. They discuss when she first took an interest in the arts, what her process is like creating a piece of her wall art from start to finish, as well as how she finds ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Jackson County Parks And Recreation Plan

Randy Heady & Kevin Gunther on Jackson County’s 10 year Parks & Recreation plan. Jackson County Commissioners last week approved a 10 year plan for the county’s parks and recreation activities. It includes not just the ideas of increasing opportunities for families and kids, but also using parks and recreation to increase tourism across the county. Today we go inside ... Read More »

The Scene: Jessica Howerton & Metalsmithing

Meet Cookeville metalsmith Jessica Howerton & find out how she learned her craft  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville metalsmith Jessica Howerton. They discuss when and how she began to dabble in metalsmithing, the details surrounding her these piece while she was a student at the Appalachian Center For Craft, as well as where she ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Overdose Prevention

Suzanne Angel and Colby Lane discuss overdose prevention, and Narcan training. Suzanne Angel and Colby Lane discuss overdose prevention, the training involved in learning how to identify and prevent an overdose, as well as how the use of Narcan can save the life of someone experiencing an overdose. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to ... Read More »