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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Governor Bill Lee & 2022

Governor Bill Lee discusses the issues at the top of Tennessee’s agenda in 2022. Governor Bill Lee will begin 2022 with education at the top of the agenda – plan to change how local schools are funded by the state. A basic education plan called outdated by some, others say the state has never fully funded it. The state will ... Read More »

The Scene: Royal House Of Cheese

Discover the culinary side of art with Royal House of Cheese’s Diego Alvarez.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville food artist, and Owner and Founder of Royal House of Cheese, Diego Alvarez. They discuss how he got started catering and creating his own grazing tables, what led him to become an entrepreneur, what his experience ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Clay & Pickett Chambers Of Commerce

Doug Young and Billy Robbins discuss the Clay and Pickett Chambers Of Commerce. Boosting tourism, helping businesses, trying to find answers to questions – just some of the things that the Clay and Pickett County Chambers of Commerce try to do for their local communities. We explore the role of the Chamber in 2021 as we visit with Doug Young ... Read More »

The Scene: Mary Mae Smith & Digital Art

Meet Cookeville artist Mary Mae Smith, and learn about her various art projects.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville digital artist Mary Mae Smith. They discuss how she developed an interest in art and painting, how she’s inspired by nature, music, and her community, as well as what she would like people to take away ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Teenage Drug Abuse

Glen Sayes discusses fighting teenage drug abuse Today In The Upper Cumberland. Many Upper Cumberland parents will spend time this week trying to understand how best to help their teens deal with a drug abuse problem. Glen Sayes understands. As part of the UCHRA team, he’s working to fight drug abuse in our region. It is both professional, and personal ... Read More »

The Scene: Spookah & Mixed Media Art

Get to know Cookeville mixed media artist Spookah, and how she got her start.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville mixed media artist, Spookah. They discuss how she got her start in art as a child, where she draws inspiration from when coming up with new projects, as well as the benefits of working in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sparta-White County Chamber Of Commerce

Marvin Bullock talks the holidays for the Sparta-White Co Chamber Of Commerce. The holiday season is always a busy time for local chambers of commerce. They’re working on holiday events, of course, also trying to do everything they can to bring shoppers into the area to finish up those holiday lists. They’re also working to wrap up membership for the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Good Vs Evil In Country Music

Randall Williams discusses his research into country music at Tennessee Tech. Randall Williams admits he’s had a longtime fascination with the themes in country music. That’s why at the age of 63, he completed his doctoral studies at Tennessee Tech. And his research? The struggle between sacred and profane in country music. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Regional Medical Center At 100

Jim and Lee Moore reflect on 100 years of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Cookeville’s history of a public hospital began in 1921 – a 15 bed private clinic. It was purchased by the city 6 years later when it became City Hospital. Then in 1950, the city finished a new hospital – Cookeville General. Just part of the history – ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce

Learn about the Crossville-Cumberland Co Chamber of Commerce with Ethan Hadley. Its website reads, “Promoting a stronger community.” Those are the goals of the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. Its Director is Ethan Hadley. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the ... Read More »