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Today In The UC (Page) 05-11-16The Upper Cumberland. It’s where we live. It’s where we work. It’s where we raise our families. The people and organizations in our community are what make it tick. 106-9 Kicks Country knows the impact that local organizations have on this and surrounding communities.

Each week, 106-9 Kicks Country will have interviews with representatives of organizations that impact the Upper Cumberland.

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Parks & Recreation Growth

John Ross Albertson and Rafferty Cleary discuss Parks & Rec growth in Putnam Co. Parks and recreation opportunities in Putnam County include the expansion of the soccer complex near Cookeville High, the extension of the rail trail to Monterey, and the creation of Bee Rock and the Meadow Creek Park on the mountain. We continue our series on parks and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Music

Learn about the history of Upper Cumberland music with Bettye and Graham Kash. Tennessee has a rich musical history. You think of Nashville, of course. Memphis comes to mind with the blues and rock and roll. Some would understand the importance of Bristol in creating country music. But what about the Upper Cumberland’s musical heritage? Bettye and Graham Kash have ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Stroke

Learn about stroke with Cookeville Regional’s Dr. Mark Tedord and Dr. Joe Jestus In 2018, stroke accounted for about 1 out of every 19 deaths in the United States. The actual number of stroke deaths has increased some 10% in the last decade. What do we know about stroke? How can it be prevented? Who does it impact? Our visit ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Health Care Campaign

Thomas Savage and Judy Roitman discuss signing up for affordable health care. If you are without health care, the Affordable Care Act has extended the deadlines to get you insured this spring. The Tennessee Health Care Campaign is helping educate Tennesseans about the options that are available. The Campaign was founded in 1989 as a statewide nonprofit focused on giving ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Eric Walker

Get to know Eric Walker, and why he decided to run for Cookeville City Council. Working on the City Council of a community the size of Cookeville takes some long hours, and you certainly don’t do it for the pay. You do it because of a love of the community. Eric Walker says he realized he wanted to give back ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Be Nice

Sheila Barker, Summer Davenport discuss social media and the power of being nice A recent federal study found social media is profoundly changing the way many people interact. It has become a place where people can how little restraint. The old saying “If you can’t say something nice” has been replaced with “I don’t care, I want my opinion out ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Jackson County Parks And Recreation Plan

Randy Heady & Kevin Gunther on Jackson County’s 10 year Parks & Recreation plan. Jackson County Commissioners last week approved a 10 year plan for the county’s parks and recreation activities. It includes not just the ideas of increasing opportunities for families and kids, but also using parks and recreation to increase tourism across the county. Today we go inside ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Overdose Prevention

Suzanne Angel and Colby Lane discuss overdose prevention, and Narcan training. Suzanne Angel and Colby Lane discuss overdose prevention, the training involved in learning how to identify and prevent an overdose, as well as how the use of Narcan can save the life of someone experiencing an overdose. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Local Jobs & Workforce Roundtable

Join our roundtable of local experts in discussing job & workforce availability. Go anywhere in the Upper Cumberland right now, and you are very likely to see a “Help Wanted” sign. Companies big and small in every aspect of he economy are having a hard time getting people to come to work. Part of it is COVID. Part of it, ... Read More »