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Author Archives: Will Hearn

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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Prostate Cancer

Urologist Dr. Rick Smith talks everything you need to know on prostate cancer. When this year is done, the American Cancer Society says prostate cancer will be the most common type of cancer among men. 26% of cancer cases will involve the prostate. That amounts to about 248,000 Americans, and yet prostate cancer is one form of cancer that has ... Read More »

The Scene: Susan DeMay & Clay Art

Learn more about Smithville clay artist Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay and her art.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Smithville clay artist Susan DeMay. They discuss what got her into clay as a medium, the differences between throw work and hand building work when it comes to her art, as well as the various ... Read More »

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 »