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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Be Nice

Sheila Barker, Summer Davenport discuss social media and the power of being nice A recent federal study found social media is profoundly changing the way many people interact. It has become a place where people can how little restraint. The old saying “If you can’t say something nice” has been replaced with “I don’t care, I want my opinion out ... Read More »

The Scene: Crystal Chrysalis Creations

Meet Megean Hershey, jewelry designer, and owner of Crystal Chrysalis Creations.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville jewelry designer and owner of Crystal Chrysalis Creations, Megean Hershey. They discuss where the name of her business comes from, what her artistic process is like when creating one of her pieces, as well as how the Upper ... Read More »

The Scene: Kiki Dunham & Ceramic Art And Illustrating

Cookeville ceramic artist and illustrator Kiki Dunham discusses her artwork.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville ceramic artist and illustrator Kiki Dunham. They discuss when she first took an interest in the arts, what her process is like creating a piece of her wall art from start to finish, as well as how she finds ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Jackson County Parks And Recreation Plan

Randy Heady & Kevin Gunther on Jackson County’s 10 year Parks & Recreation plan. Jackson County Commissioners last week approved a 10 year plan for the county’s parks and recreation activities. It includes not just the ideas of increasing opportunities for families and kids, but also using parks and recreation to increase tourism across the county. Today we go inside ... Read More »

The Scene: Jessica Howerton & Metalsmithing

Meet Cookeville metalsmith Jessica Howerton & find out how she learned her craft  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville metalsmith Jessica Howerton. They discuss when and how she began to dabble in metalsmithing, the details surrounding her these piece while she was a student at the Appalachian Center For Craft, as well as where she ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Overdose Prevention

Suzanne Angel and Colby Lane discuss overdose prevention, and Narcan training. Suzanne Angel and Colby Lane discuss overdose prevention, the training involved in learning how to identify and prevent an overdose, as well as how the use of Narcan can save the life of someone experiencing an overdose. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to ... Read More »

The Scene: Jason McCormick & Illustrating

Meet Cookeville artist and illustrator Jason McCormick of McCormick And Company.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville artist and illustrator, Jason McCormick of McCormick And Company. They discuss when and where he got his start sketching illustrations, how he manages to capture the level of detail in his art that he is able to, as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Local Jobs & Workforce Roundtable

Join our roundtable of local experts in discussing job & workforce availability. Go anywhere in the Upper Cumberland right now, and you are very likely to see a “Help Wanted” sign. Companies big and small in every aspect of he economy are having a hard time getting people to come to work. Part of it is COVID. Part of it, ... Read More »

The Scene: Shonga Mama

Meet Shonga Mama’s Kristina England and learn about her unique brand of clothing  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Kristina England of Shonga Mama. They discuss her vintage, reworked clothing, how she brings new life to 100% up-cycled and vintage materials, her step by step process for creating a new piece of clothing, and how she ... Read More »