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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Basic Education Plan & The Beacon Center

The Beacon Center’s Ron Shultis & Jason Edmonds discuss the Basic Education Plan Governor Bill Lee announced this week he plans to submit a detailed education funding proposal to legislators by mid-February. Thursday, he announced the new funding formula will be called, “The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement” – the focus on students, not systems. One nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in ... Read More »

The Scene: Madison Merrifield & Beadwork, Jewelry, And Alterations

Cookeville artist Madison Merrifield discusses her beadwork, and alterations.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville artist Madison Merrifield. They discuss how she got started in beadwork, jewelry, and clothing alterations, her experiences with the local art community, and her time at Art Prowl, as well as where she draws inspiration from, and how she incorporates ... Read More »

The Scene: Erica Swenson & Mural Painting

Cookeville mural painter Erica Swenson talks how she got her start & inspirations  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville mural painter Erica Swenson. They discuss how she got her start painting murals, how she draws inspiration from her surroundings, and what some of her favorite spots for inspiration are, as well as what brought her ... Read More »

The Scene: Montana The Maker

Get to know more about Cookeville photographer and painter Montana the Maker.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville photographer and painter Montana the Maker. They discuss how she got started in photography and painting, the various artists and individuals who have influenced her work, as well as how the Upper Cumberland’s art community and culture ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Martin Luther King

Tom Savage and Johnnie Wheeler reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. We reflect on the legacy of Dr. King as we sit down with Tom Savage, President of the Cookeville-Putnam County NAACP, and its 1st Vice President, Johnnie Wheeler. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects ... Read More »

The Scene: Ellie Batson & Digital Design

Get to know the background of Cookeville local and digital designer Ellie Batson  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville digital designer Ellie Batson. They discuss how she became interested in design and the various other mediums that she enjoys working with, where she draws her inspiration from when coming up with new project ideas, and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Past Principals Pt 2

Jerry Maynard and Richard Norton reflect on their tenure as school principals. Former Sycamore Principal Jerry Maynard, and former Algood Principal Richard Norton – they reflect on what their tenure was like, how education changed, and what they see in the Principals of today. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting ... Read More »

The Scene: WilmaHenry Designs

Get to know more about Cookeville Designer Angie Clough of WilmaHenry Designs.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville Designer Angie Clough of WilmaHenry Designs. They discuss where her interest in jewelry, digital design, and clothing comes from, the projects that she’s currently working on, as well as how her local art community has supported her ... Read More »