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The Scene: Kevin Zalesak & Design

Get to know Monterey artist and TTU design student Kevin Zalesak, and his art. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Monterey artist and Tennessee Tech University design student, Kevin Zalesak. They discuss his various artistic hobbies including creating spray paint murals, leatherworking, and metal fabrication, his involvement with the Mandalorian Mercs nonprofit organization, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Extra: CODE

Learn about TTU group CODE and their recent conversation with state legislatures This week, a group of Tennessee Tech student athletes asked a group of Tennessee legislatures to sit down and discuss a recent letter about the national anthem and protest. The Legislatures asked the heads of the state universities to stop the protest. The Tennessee Tech group named CODE ... Read More »

The Scene: Nathaniel Wright & Custom Guitars And Instruments

Learn more about custom instruments with McMinnville builder Nathaniel Wright. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with McMinnville custom instrument builder and repairer Nathaniel Wright. They discuss how he got started playing and then creating guitars, what the commission process is like and the work that goes into each project when working on an ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Remembering The March 3rd, 2020 Tornado

Find out how you can remember the March 3rd, 2020 tornado victims this week. This weekend marks the juncture between two memorable weather moments in our community’s history. Next week, the community will remember the March 3rd, 2020 tornado. This past week, the region got power restored after a powerful multi-day ice storm. Thousands spent part of the week in ... Read More »

The Scene: Maya Mathews & Graphic Design

This week, meet Cookeville graphic designer, illustrator & muralist Maya Mathews Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville graphic designer, illustrator, and muralist Maya Mathews. They discuss where she’s from, the mural that she did at World Foods in Cookeville and her creative process for it, as well as where she finds inspiration ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Eating Disorders

Personal Growth Counseling’s Elizabeth Rodgers discusses teen eating disorders. Some 9% of the U.S. population will deal with an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Most of those are women, though eating disorders also affect men. Did you know that eating disorders are the second most deadliest mental illness in the United States second only to opiod addiction? ... Read More »

The Scene: Bill Gray & Woodworking

This week, get to know more about Baxter woodworker and wood-turner Bill Gray. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Baxter woodworker and wood-turner Bill Gray. They discuss the stories and artistic process behind several of his pieces, where he finds the inspiration to create, as well as his favorite types of wood to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Tourism

Ruth Dyal discusses the growth and future of tourism in the Upper Cumberland. Tourism continues to grow as an Upper Cumberland industry. Even through COVID, our collection of state parks and outdoor recreation facilities brought people from all over the nation. And with the hope that COVID may soon come to an end, there’s optimism for the future. Ruth Dyal ... Read More »

The Scene: Strong Stoneware

Get to know Livingston ceramic artist Jonathan Strong and what led him to art. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Livingston ceramic artist Jonathan Strong of Strong Stoneware. They discuss how his background in the army led to him being introduced to art, how and why he creates his own clay, what his ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Learning Loss & Reading

Putnam Co Director of Schools Corby King discusses learning loss caused by COVID As the state legislature prepared for a special session on education, figures about learning loss came forward. For example, Tennessee third graders – a 50% drop in reading, a projected 65% drop in math proficiency with COVID one of the main reasons. But what do the numbers ... Read More »