Tuesday, February 20, 2024
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The Scene: Kim Frick-Welker & Performing Arts

Meet and get to know Cookeville actor, director, and producer, Kim Frick-Welker.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville actor, director, and produce, Kim Frick-Welker. They discuss where her interest in theater and the performing arts comes from, where she draws inspiration from when playing a certain character, or directing a particular play or scene, as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tornadoes

Learn about tornadoes with National Weather Service Meteorologist Krissy Hurley. Friday’s 60 degree temperatures and strong winds are a reminder that storm season is fast approaching. It’s not when you might typically think in the Upper Cumberland, and across the state of Tennessee. In fact, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Krissy Hurley, we’re getting to the heart of the ... Read More »

The Scene: Jack Loeb And Betty Turner & Painting

Meet Smithville painters, and husband and wife duo, Jack Loeb and Betty Turner.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Smithville painters, and husband and wife duo, Jack Loeb and Betty Turner. They discuss how they got their respective starts painting, where they both draw their inspiration from, as well as details surrounding the new art center ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Basic Education Plan & The Beacon Center

The Beacon Center’s Ron Shultis & Jason Edmonds discuss the Basic Education Plan Governor Bill Lee announced this week he plans to submit a detailed education funding proposal to legislators by mid-February. Thursday, he announced the new funding formula will be called, “The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement” – the focus on students, not systems. One nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in ... Read More »

The Scene: Madison Merrifield & Beadwork, Jewelry, And Alterations

Cookeville artist Madison Merrifield discusses her beadwork, and alterations.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville artist Madison Merrifield. They discuss how she got started in beadwork, jewelry, and clothing alterations, her experiences with the local art community, and her time at Art Prowl, as well as where she draws inspiration from, and how she incorporates ... Read More »

The Scene: Erica Swenson & Mural Painting

Cookeville mural painter Erica Swenson talks how she got her start & inspirations  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville mural painter Erica Swenson. They discuss how she got her start painting murals, how she draws inspiration from her surroundings, and what some of her favorite spots for inspiration are, as well as what brought her ... Read More »

The Scene: Montana The Maker

Get to know more about Cookeville photographer and painter Montana the Maker.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville photographer and painter Montana the Maker. They discuss how she got started in photography and painting, the various artists and individuals who have influenced her work, as well as how the Upper Cumberland’s art community and culture ... Read More »

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 »