Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Past Principals

Jerry Maynard and Richard Norton reflect on their tenure as school principals. The New Years weekend provides a chance for reflection, and looking to the future. And so in that way, Jerry Maynard and Richard Norton are very nature guests. Both are long time Putnam County Principals. They reflect on what their tenure was like, how education changed, and what ... Read More »

The Scene: Porchlight Design Co

Learn more about Cookeville graphic designer and photographer Carrie Thompson.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville graphic designer, photographer, and owner of Porchlight Design Co, Carrie Thompson. They discuss how she got her start in graphic design and photography, her recent photoshoot that was featured in Southern Bride Magazine, and what she wants people to ... Read More »

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 »