Saturday, May 8, 2021
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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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Parks & Recreation

Rick Woods, James Mills talk Cookeville Parks & Recreation, budgets & projects. Budget time is fast approaching for local municipalities, and that includes the city of Cookeville. What role will parks and recreation play in that budget? There are a lot of project ideas on the table. How do you assess those, and what role does economic development play in ... Read More »

The Scene: Darby Lewis & Ceramic Art And Fibers

Meet ceramic artist & fibers student, Darby Lewis, and how she combines the two.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local ceramic artist, and fibers student at the Appalachian Center For Craft, Darby Lewis. They discuss how she became interested in ceramics, where she finds the ideas and inspiration for some of her pieces, and how ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cumberland County Playhouse Pt 2

Continue to learn about the Cumberland County Playhouse with CEO Bryce McDonald. The Cumberland County Playhouse season resumes this weekend with Clue on stage. If you loved the game as a kid, or you love the movie as an adult, you’ll love the performance of Clue. Bryce McDonald is CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse. After a year that was ... Read More »

The Scene: Charles Kail & Abstract Painting

Meet Cookeville painter Charles Kail, and learn about his abstract oil paintings  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville abstract painter and student of Art Education at Tennessee Tech University, Charles Kail. They discuss what made him decide to go to school for art, how he goes about creating one of his abstract oil paintings, and ... Read More »