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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: Community For Heroes

Veterans in Tennessee face high PTSD numbers while many struggle to maintain housing and work stability. Inspired by the kindness and support received by fellow veterans after having been diagnosed with PTSD, Josh Pack, founded Community For Heroes. Community For Heroes aims to make the recovery and therapy processes as easy and accessible as possible by rehabilitating veterans, and bringing ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The VITAL Program Part Two

Classrooms change and evolve with time. We visit with Sam Brooks and Jeffrey Slagle from Putnam County Schools to discuss VITAL: Virtual Instruction To Accentuate Learning, the impact of technology on the educational experience for students, and what it means to be college and career ready. Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: JobCenter

As new years resolution time approaches, local neighbors stand ready to help you find a career that might best fit your lifestyle and skills for the new year. We introduce you to the local JobCenter, retooled with new staff waiting to help you in 2018. We visit with Sean Monday and Tony Scionti the Division of Workforce Services office in Cookeville. Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Disaster Planning Part Two

Emergency preparedness. It’s an issue of constant training…evolving concerns….new challenges. And local governments put thousands of man hours each year into staying ready for everything from weather to mass shootings. But emergency preparedness is NOT just governments. Each of us holds a responsibility too. What you should know…and prepare….as we continue our conversation today with Chris Massingale with Overton/Pickett EMS…..and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Disaster Planning

This week, thousands of California residents have been watching nature threaten their homes and families. The wildfires around Los Angeles…just another reminder of the dangers that local governments must be ready for. And we’ve seen plenty of those in 2017. How prepared are we in the Upper Cumberland for the unexpected? Weather? Natural disaster? Something criminal? A plane crash. A major gas leak or chemical ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Race Relations In America

2017 will certainly be remembered a year when race relations became a controversial and almost daily focus in America. The state of race relations? In some areas, it feels we have come a long way. In other more subtle contexts, maybe not so much. Today we continue our conversation on race relations with Dr. Robert Owens, Pastor Mike Campbell, and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Children In Disasters

When the final story of 2017 is written, we will certainly reflect on the number of emergency situations we have seen in our nation. From the devastating waters that took over Houston to the man-made tragedies of Las Vegas….wildfires in California…the ongoing struggles in Puerto Rico. And of course, our state began the year trying to recover from the heartbreak of Gatlinburg. This week, we ... Read More »