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Author Archives: Will Hearn

The Scene: Erin Walker & Textile Art

Get to know local artist Erin Walker, and her journey into the textile arts.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with textile artist Erin Walker. They discuss how she got started making dyes out of plants, acorns, walnuts, sumac berries, and more, her being self-taught in the art form, and what it took to learn textile arts, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Community Development

Learn about community development, infrastructure, and more with Jody Sliger. This week, we’re talking about community development, infrastructure, and the work that Community Development Director Jody Sliger and her team at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development do to set the plate for economic development across Tennessee. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way ... Read More »

The Scene: Faye Fedewa & Fiber Art

This week, get to know and learn more about Crossville fiber artist Faye Fedewa.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Crossville fiber artists Faye Fedewa. They discuss how he got started while taking classes at the Appalachian Center For Craft, his current hand-stitched quilt project, as well as his current major, and what his plans are ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Wilder

Discover the history behind the company town of Wilder, TN in Fentress County. When the Fentress Coal and Coke Company began planning its operations for rural Fentress County in the early 1900s, they wanted to create a company town. They named it Wilder. The town was named for the company’s owner John T. Wilder. The first coal mine opened in ... Read More »

The Scene: Jonathan Nelms & Woodworking

Get to know local woodworker Jonathan Nelms, and where his interest comes from.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville woodworker Jonathan Nelms. They discuss how he got into woodworking, and how the interest took off, what he would like people to get out of his work, why people should make what they enjoy making, as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Breastfeeding Pt 2

Learn about breastfeeding and its misconceptions brought on by formula shortages This year’s baby formula shortage brought a lot of attention to the idea of breastfeeding. A lot of misconceptions too, and a lot of controversy. Stephanie Ross a Breastfeeding USA Counselor for the Upper Cumberland. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you ... Read More »

The Scene: Gary Lee & Painting

Get to know Cookeville painter Gary Lee, and his artistic process when painting.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville painter Gary Lee. They discuss how he got started painting, how painting contrasts with furniture design, what his artistic process is when starting a new piece of work, as well as what makes Cookeville different, both ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Breastfeeding

Learn about breastfeeding and its misconceptions brought on by formula shortages This year’s baby formula shortage brought a lot of attention to the idea of breastfeeding. A lot of misconceptions too, and a lot of controversy. We spend the next two weeks trying to clear up some of that with Stephanie Ross. She is a Breastfeeding USA Counselor for the ... Read More »

The Scene: Mary Ann Gilfillan & Nature Photography

Meet nature photographer Mary Ann Gilfillan, and her love of nature and flowers.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with nature photographer Mary Ann Gilfillan. They discuss how she got started in photography, the types of shoots that she does and does not do, her current projects including one being featured in this year’s Art Prowl, as ... Read More »

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 »