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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Reading Proficiency

Dr. Penny Schwinn discusses reading proficiency issues brought by the pandemic. Monday, the General Assembly will begin a special session on education. Specifically, issues facing education as a result of COVID-19. One of those is reading – an estimated 50% drop in reading proficiency among Tennessee students since the beginning of the pandemic. But the problem goes much deeper than ... Read More »

The Scene: Perry Johnson & Painting And Teaching

This week, get to know oil painter and TTU Associate Professor Perry Johnson. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Perry Johnson, oil painter and Associate Professor of Painting And Print Making at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss what it means to be a figurative painter, what made him decide to teach art and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Wilson Jersey Manufacturing Plant

Explore the history of the Wilson Jersey Manufacturing Plant in our own backyard Wilson – for years it was a name synonymous with Cookeville industry, and in the old Wilson Plant, it was a sports fan’s dream – jerseys made for some of the biggest stars of professional sports. We explore the history of the Wilson Jersey Manufacturing Plant right ... Read More »

The Scene: Susan Stone & Ceramic Art

Ceramic artist Susan Stone discusses her lighthearted and functional designs. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with ceramic artist Susan Stone. They discuss why and how long she’s been making ceramic art, and why she incorporates birds and flowers into her lighthearted, functional designs. Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Amateur Radio

Learn about the hobby & lifestyle that is amateur radio in the Upper Cumberland. Every time severe weather strikes we see the work of amateur radio operators, but the more than 750,000 amateur radio operators across the United States are involved in much more than chronicling severe weather. It is a hobby, it is a lifestyle, it is a labor ... Read More »

The Scene: Ed Tincher & Tattoos And Monsters

This week, meet Cookeville tattoo artist, painter, and monster maker Ed Tincher. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville tattoo artist, painter, and monster maker, Ed Tincher. They discuss when he took an interest in the arts, as well as where his love of monsters and other inspirations came from. Presented by The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: COVID Treatment

CRMC’s Dr. Lee Taylor discusses the FDA’s new emergency use COVID treatment. Cookeville Regional Medical Center began using a new treatment this week for the most at risk COVID patients. This new emergency use drug came from the FDA, and it has proven to be very successful in studies up to 70% effective in keeping people out of the hospital, ... Read More »

The Scene: Monya Nikahd & Weaving

Meet weaver and TTU student Monya Nikahd, and learn about her work with fibers. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with weaver and Tennessee Tech student, Monya Nikahd. They discuss what got her interested in weaving, the loom and materials that she enjoys using, and what inspires her to work with fibers. Presented by ... Read More »

On-Demand: COVID-19 & The Holidays

Join us as we address everything you need to know about COVID-19 & the holidays. With rising COVID-19 numbers across the Upper Cumberland, we address the risks and other facts that you need to know about the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep you safe going into the holidays with local experts and leaders. Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Domestic Violence Survivors Pt 2

Domestic violence survivors share their stories to help others with their words. The number of domestic violence cases across the nation and here at home rose significantly during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the numbers have not decreased. Today we’re focused on domestic violence, and the things that many of us don’t understand about the issue. Two ... Read More »