Tuesday, February 20, 2024
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Firefighting

Fire Chiefs Benton Young and Tom Brown discuss the current state of firefighting More firefighters needed. Bigger budgets needed. Staff shortages increasing. Public safety at risk. All it takes is a Google search of the national firefighting situation to understand it’s becoming more and more difficult to get people involved in firefighting. What about here at home? We put that ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Pickleball

Learn all about the growing sport of pickleball with Chuck Black and Harry Smith Over the last 3 years, participation in pickleball has grown an average of 158%. It is the fastest growing sport in America, and it’s all ages involved. Pickleball is hot right here in the Upper Cumberland as well as we discover with Chuck Black and Harry ... Read More »

The Scene: Tennessee Tech Percussion Teacher Jayce Clemons

Jayce discusses all things percussion and how his background has grown with this Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Tennessee Tech Percussion teacher Jayce Clemons. Jayce gives some background on earning his Master’s at the University of North Texas, if anything related to getting his doctorate will relate to his background in composing music, and  how he got ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Public Safety

Tennessee Tech lecturer Dr. Mark Warnick discusses the topic of public safety. When Governor Lee called a special session of the state legislature that began this week, the idea was it would be meaningful work to try to deal with gun violence. That certainly has not happened yet further illustrating just how difficult it is to find consensus on the ... Read More »

The Scene: General Artist Briana Blohm

Briana discusses being a general artist and working with different mediums. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with general artist Briana Blohm from Cookeville. They talk about how she acquired her other artistic backgrounds while also having an industrial design background, how the art scene in the Upper Cumberland compares to North Dakota, and getting inspiration in everything from ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Yoga

Go inside the ancient practice of yoga with Corrin Sergio, and Hannah Price. It is believed to have originated in ancient India some 5,000 years ago. Today, it’s one of the hottest trends in America. It is yoga. More and more Americans are trying the ancient practice that provides spiritual, mental, and physical wellness. Today we go inside yoga with ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Cookeville Painter Katie Tyler

Katie discusses her background in general art and some murals that she’s done. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with artist and painter Katie Tyler. They look at what influenced Katie to start painting going all the way back to kindergarten, where she gets her ideas and some artists that likes to bounce ideas off of, and how the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Elder Abuse

UCDD’s Trent Carter breaks down and discusses the growing issue of elder abuse. The National Council On Aging estimates 1 in 10 older adults experiences elder abuse. Even more concerning, the Center on Elder Abuse estimates only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse are ever reported. More and more of us are reaching senior citizen age. That means elder ... Read More »

The Scene: Musician Andrew Buckner

Andrew discusses his musical talent and plans ahead with albums he releases. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks with Putnam County musician Andrew Buckner. They look at the song that Andrew heard that made him want to get started in music, where he tends to get his inspiration from when making new music, and the new instrumental album that ... Read More »