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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Inside The Baxter Senior Center

Tom Bittle discusses the improvements being made to the Baxter senior center, and how they can better serve the needs of our seniors. Growing use, growing need inside the Baxter senior center. We continue our focus on the rebranding of senior centers in our community. Today, we hear from Tom Bittle, the assistant director of the senior center in Baxter ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: An Introduction To The TEIS Bridges Program

Martha Howard and Adrianne Pennington, executive director and director of the Bridges program, discuss the services available under the TEIS program in Tennessee, and how families can take advantage of the program themselves. An early intervention, inside the Upper Cumberland’s Bridges program. The Bridges early intervention resource agency was established in 2016, and it’s there to help children with special ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Role Of The Cumberland River

Ashley Webster and Stone Fagan, U.S. Army Corps Engineers, discuss the impact that the Cumberland River has on the Upper Cumberland region. Recreation, economics, and energy are all contributing factors of the river that can be noticed all around the Upper Cumberland. It’s history, it’s impact… a ride down the Cumberland River. Six hundred eighty-eight miles long, the Cumberland River ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Inside IMPACT Cookeville

Cindy Schueman, director of IMPACT Cookeville discusses the creation of the leadership program, it’s implications, and how it has shaped our community and the Upper Cumberland radically. A bridge to new voices, inside IMPACT Cookeville. Their mission is to build community and positively impact those who are socially marginalized through inclusion. Cindy Schueman describes how inclusion effects the individual and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Serving Special Needs Kids In Putnam County

Sheri Roberson discusses the increase in amount of special education students in the Putnam County School System, and how services are changing to support families more directly. More and more children with needs that need to be met. The special needs population within Putnam County Schools continues to grow exponentially over recent years. Sheri Roberson as director of Special Education ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Rebranding Senior Centers

Holly Williams and Emily Sells discuss the importance of local senior centers in the longevity of life for seniors, and how centers are being improved drastically across the Upper Cumberland. An important resource for a growing population, taking a look at changes for local senior centers in the Upper Cumberland. Senior centers are being rebranded in order to encourage more ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Exploring Egypt And The Great Pyramids

Larry Pahl discusses research based in Crossville over one of the great wonders of the world, the Egyptian pyramids and how pyramidology effects us today. One of the wonders of the world, studied right here at home. Chances are you have not heard of the American Institute for Pyramid Research. Better chance is, you didn’t know it was based in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Inside El Puente Community Center

Jill and Chad Mynatt discuss the importance of the El Puente community center in serving the Hispanic population of the Upper Cumberland. El Puente Community Center is a resource for Hispanic residents. Monterey, Morrison, McMinnville, Smithville, Cookeville are communities in the Upper Cumberland with growing Hispanic population counts. Jill and Chad Mynatt explain the importance of the work of El ... Read More »

The Scene: Mary Mae & What’s New With Cookeville’s Art Jam

Mary discusses the opportunities Art Jam brings to people aspiring to be artists This week on The Scene – Join host Laura Holloway as she meets with Mary Mae, owner of The Art Jam in Cookeville. They look at what the Art Jam is and how she got involved, her three summer camps for kids that cover multiple topics in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: International Students

Charlie Wilkerson discusses the state of international students at TTU post-COVID During the COVID shutdown, the number of international students at universities across the nation fell. Has it rebounded? How important are international students to the Tennessee Tech campus? We explore that topic with Charlie Wilkerson, Tennessee Tech’s Director of International Recruitment and Admission. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs ... Read More »