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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Growth In Putnam County Pt 2

Jordan Iwanyszyn, Jim Martin, and Lynn McHenry discuss growth in Putnam County. Growth in a community provides exciting opportunities, but it also provides challenges. Everything from school space, to infrastructure, to being able to provide the services needed for an increased population. Putnam County is dealing with those issues right now. We continue our look at what growth will mean ... Read More »

The Scene: Gretchen Peterson & Quilting

Learn about quilting and batik fabric with Cookeville quilter Gretchen Peterson.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville quilter Gretchen Peterson. They discuss what batik fabric is and why she prefers to work with it when quilting, the work that went into creating her frozen snowflake themed quilt, as well as what her artistic process is ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Growth In Putnam County

Jordan Iwanyszyn, Jim Martin, and Lynn McHenry discuss growth in Putnam County. Census numbers show it – Putnam County has grown by at least 10% in the last ten years – that according to census data released last week. Some argue the numbers underestimate the growth. It’s good news for the community economically, but there are also challenges. We continue ... Read More »

The Scene: Tracy Swack & Salvage Art

This week, learn about salvage art with Cookeville salvage artist Tracy Swack.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville salvage artist Tracy Swack. They discuss how she got her start as a salvage artist, how she began selling her work, what her creative process is like when creating a new piece, as well as what inspired ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Air Fair

Greg Gibson and Dean Selby discuss October’s upcoming Upper Cumberland Air Fair. Since many of us were kids, we’ve had a fascination with airplanes. And for many, that fascination continues into adulthood. The Upper Cumberland Air Fair will be a chance for all of us to celebrate not only the airplane, but also the place that the airport has in ... Read More »

The Scene: Mountain Sunrise Art

Meet Cookeville abstract painter and owner of Mountain Sunrise Art, Larry Taylor  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville abstract painter, and owner of Mountain Sunrise Art, Larry Taylor. They discuss how he got his start as an artist, how and why he enjoys experimenting with different mediums for his art, as well as what inspires ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Career Education Pt 2

Corby King & Kurt Dronebarger discuss career education as schools open back up. Preparing high school students to graduate looks different today. There’s more emphasis than ever in getting students on a career path. At least exploring areas that they think might make them happy for the rest of their lives. Understanding that college is not a good option for ... Read More »

The Scene: Jeanne Brady & Textile Art

This week, explore the artistic career of Smithville textile artist Jeanne Brady.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Smithville textile artist Jeanne Brady. They discuss how she got into the arts growing up, the concept behind one of her latest pieces – “It Weighs Heavily Still,” as well as where she finds the inspiration for her ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Career Education

Corby King & Kurt Dronebarger discuss career education as schools open back up. Can you believe it? It’s already back to school time. And as schools open in White County, Putnam County, and so many of the communities across the Upper Cumberland, there will be a renewed focus on getting each student ready for the post-graduation world. There’s always been ... Read More »

The Scene: Gerry Burklow & Folk Art

Get to know Monterey folk artist Gerry Burklow and her needle felting projects.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Gerry Burklow, a Monterey folk artist specializing in papier-mâché and needle felting. They discuss how she got her start with needle felting, what her artistic process is like from start to finish, as well as how her ... Read More »