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The Scene: Samantha Ingold & Bone And Skull Art

Discover the world of bone and skull art with Odd Fox Co.’s Samantha Ingold.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with bone and skull artist Samantha Ingold of Odd Fox Co. They discuss her style, what being a bone and skull artist entails, how painting on canvas differs from painting on the real bones that she uses, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Mental Health

Shane Farris and Anne Stamps discuss the new year and focusing on mental health. As we start a new year, we’re thinking about many types of resolutions. Yours may have something to do with your mental health – less stress, a clear mind, better decision making. We certainly have more open communication about mental health than ever before, and the ... Read More »

The Scene: Tess Mann & Wedding Dress Design

Get to know Tess Mann, owner & designer at Couture By Tess Bridal in Cookeville.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Tess Mann, Owner and Designer at Couture By Tess Bridal in Cookeville. They discuss her background, how she’s been designing since she was around 11 years old, the response she’s received on having a bridal ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Charities Post COVID

Several local nonprofit leaders discuss COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on operations Beginning a new year, and COVID seems to be less and less part of our vocabulary. But COVID’s impacts continue, for example, on local charities. Today, that subject with Tammy Hogan, the Executive Director of Mustard Seed Ranch, Rob Wright, the Executive Director of Keep Putnam County Beautiful – Clean ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Child Wellbeing

Richard Kennedy and Kristi Paling discuss efforts to improve childhood wellbeing The Volunteer State has made big strides in making sure that children have a chance to succeed. Rankings that look at the wellbeing of children have increased significantly over the last several years, but there’s work left to be done. Richard Kennedy helps direct efforts at the state level, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: National Alliance On Mental Illness

This week, we focus on mental health with NAMI’s Shirley Jennings & Mark Allison As more and more attention is focused on mental health in our society, the work of organizations like NAMI come more into focus. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a Cookeville branch led by Shirley Jennings, its President, and Mark Allison, Vice President of NAMI ... Read More »

The Scene: Bruce Heard & The Munkey Wrench

This week learn more about The Munkey Wrench in Cookeville with owner Bruce Heard  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Bruce Heard, owner of The Munkey Wrench in Cookeville. They discuss what The Munkey Wrench is, and the items that are for sale there, how he finds inspiration in music, movies, and old toys, as well ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Childhood Poverty

Sycamore Institute’s Sarah Henderson & Mandy Pellegrin discuss childhood poverty The Sycamore Institute has released its annual report on child well-being in the state of Tennessee. It paints a better picture, however, it’s important to note there’s still much work to be done. And second, the data is several years old, meaning the effect of COVID, and the effect of ... Read More »

The Scene: Aspen Turney & Pressed

This week, find out more about pressed art with owner of Pressed, Aspen Turney.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Aspen Turney, owner of Pressed. They discuss how she started her company Pressed, how she incorporates pressed flowers into her jewelry, the process of working with frames, jewelry, and pressed florals, and how she is inspired ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Blood Assurance

Blood Assurance’s Max Wintiz discusses the challenges of donating post-COVID. In the season of giving, we examine how giving has changed in the wake of COVID. Just this week, Blood Assurance put out an urgent request for healthy donors with so many cases of flu in our midst. It represents the increasingly difficult job of getting people to give blood, ... Read More »