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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Severe Weather Preparation

Learn how to prepare for severe weather with Putnam Co EMA Director Tyler Smith. March is that time of the year when severe weather begins across our region. Cold temperatures, then warm temperatures, lots of wind – they all come into play as does moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. How should your family prepare for the severe weather season? ... Read More »

The Scene: Nate Wheeler & Digital Design

Learn more about digital design artist and Tennessee Tech student Nate Wheeler.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville digital design artists, and Tennessee Tech University student, Nate Wheeler. They discuss how he got started working in design and art as a kid, the projects that he is currently working in, as well as how the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee School Funding With Tennessee SCORE

Tennessee SCORE’s David Mansouri discusses the new education funding formula. Legislative committees on Capitol Hill in Nashville took their first in depth look at the Governor’s new funding formula for state education. We go inside that formula with the head of Tennessee SCORE – a group that wants to sustain and increase Tennessee’s growth in academic achievement. Its President and ... Read More »

The Scene: Serina Wells & Gardening

Get to know Master Gardener Serina Wells, Owner of Petal and Rake in Cookeville.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Master Gardener Serina Wells, Owner of Petal and Rake in Cookeville. They discuss how she got her start gardening, the various blooms that she keeps throughout the year, how she grows seasonally, as well as the ... Read More »

The Scene: Judy Staples Becker & Oil And Pastel Art

Get to know Baxter oil and pastel artist Judy Staples Becker, and her projects.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Baxter oil and pastel artist Judy Staples Becker. They discuss how she got started using oil and pastels, the various projects that she is currently working on, as well as her experience with the March 3, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Tornadoes

Tennessee Knoxville’s Kelsey Ellis discusses nighttime tornadoes in Tennessee. This week marks the anniversary of the tragic tornadoes that killed 19 across the Upper Cumberland. Research is going on at the University of Tennessee to try to understand why Tennessee has more nighttime tornadoes than just about any part of the country. Kelsey Ellis is a Hazard Climatologist, and Assistant ... Read More »

The Scene: Aliyah Edmondson & Graphic Design

Get to know Tennessee Tech University Graphic Design student Aliyah Edmondson.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Tennessee Tech University Graphic Design student Aliyah Edmondson. They discuss how she got started and developed her interest in graphic design, who some of her favorite visual artists are, and what she would like to do with her art ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Food Insecurity

TTU Professor Samantha Hutson discusses the growing issue of food insecurity. There have been many struggles inside the COVID pandemic. One of those is the growing food insecurity in the United States. One estimate says food insecurity rates across the nation for families with children rose by nearly two thirds during the pandemic. Close to 1 in 5 U.S. families ... Read More »

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 »