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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: Addressing Reading & Learning Loss

This week, we address the issues of reading and learning loss caused by COVID-19 Upper Cumberland counties are announcing plans for summer schools – these put in place by the legislature, and the Bill Lee administration to try to help with learning loss created by COVID-19. But just how severe is that learning loss, and are reading problems that the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: State Parks In The Upper Cumberland

Learn about the Upper Cumberland’s state parks, their histories, and activities. The past week has reminded us that spring is almost here. It’s been a beautiful week across the Upper Cumberland – a chance to get out and enjoy some of our state parks including Standing Stone State Park, and Rock Island. Both have seen record attendance over the last ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Extra: CODE

Learn about TTU group CODE and their recent conversation with state legislatures This week, a group of Tennessee Tech student athletes asked a group of Tennessee legislatures to sit down and discuss a recent letter about the national anthem and protest. The Legislatures asked the heads of the state universities to stop the protest. The Tennessee Tech group named CODE ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Remembering The March 3rd, 2020 Tornado

Find out how you can remember the March 3rd, 2020 tornado victims this week. This weekend marks the juncture between two memorable weather moments in our community’s history. Next week, the community will remember the March 3rd, 2020 tornado. This past week, the region got power restored after a powerful multi-day ice storm. Thousands spent part of the week in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Eating Disorders

Personal Growth Counseling’s Elizabeth Rodgers discusses teen eating disorders. Some 9% of the U.S. population will deal with an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Most of those are women, though eating disorders also affect men. Did you know that eating disorders are the second most deadliest mental illness in the United States second only to opiod addiction? ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Tourism

Ruth Dyal discusses the growth and future of tourism in the Upper Cumberland. Tourism continues to grow as an Upper Cumberland industry. Even through COVID, our collection of state parks and outdoor recreation facilities brought people from all over the nation. And with the hope that COVID may soon come to an end, there’s optimism for the future. Ruth Dyal ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Learning Loss & Reading

Putnam Co Director of Schools Corby King discusses learning loss caused by COVID As the state legislature prepared for a special session on education, figures about learning loss came forward. For example, Tennessee third graders – a 50% drop in reading, a projected 65% drop in math proficiency with COVID one of the main reasons. But what do the numbers ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Judy Duke

She seems to know everyone but just how well do you know Cookeville’s Judy Duke? She’s one of those people who just knows everybody, and learns from everybody. And yet, what do you know about the Upper Cumberland’s Judy Duke, or her alter ego? We sit down with the Cookeville native. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Fall Creek Falls

Park Director Jacob Young shares what’s new and upcoming at Fall Creek Falls. It has been an interesting year for Fall Creek Falls, one of the treasures of the Upper Cumberland. One of the the treasures, quite frankly, of the state of Tennessee. New and exciting things happening, COVID-19, and yet, it has been one of the busiest places in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Reading Proficiency

Dr. Penny Schwinn discusses reading proficiency issues brought by the pandemic. Monday, the General Assembly will begin a special session on education. Specifically, issues facing education as a result of COVID-19. One of those is reading – an estimated 50% drop in reading proficiency among Tennessee students since the beginning of the pandemic. But the problem goes much deeper than ... Read More »