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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Country Music History

Once called Country and Western, today’s country music still echoes it’s past. Tennessee Tech Professor James Akenson has spent his career studying country music from a scholastic point of view. Akenson explains how the music reflected the people who listened. How the music tells a story. The men and women behind the music. And how you can still hear some of ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Government Ethics

Warren Nevad from MTAS explains Government Ethics and the impact they can have The Upper Cumberland Development, UCHRA, and the Overton/Pickett Emergency Communications, these are all recent local examples of how the topic of Government Ethics has come into the spotlight. Today In The Upper Cumberland, we take a look at understanding Government Ethics. Each situation is different, but commonalities ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: 30 Days In Vietnam

Bill Brinker spent  30 Days in Vietnam, 15 years after the war. This is his story.   43 years ago, the Vietnam War ended. This past weekend The Wall That Heals visited the Upper Cumberland, reminding all of us of a painful period in American history. On one hand, we seem to be coming to terms with, but on the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Veteran Mental Health

Nancy  Morris &  Carrie Brensike  Talking Veterans Mental  Health This week The Wall That Heals, comes to Cookeville. It can be hard to open up about difficult experiences. Whether it is something they were ordered to do, or a life and death situation. The mental toll of fighting in a war is a real problem for our Veterans. Thankfully, we ... Read More »

News In Focus: Remembering 50 Years Ago Today In Cookeville

50 years ago….and 6:00pm…..shots rang out at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. Martin Luther King would be pronounced dead one hour later. On the Tennessee Tech campus that April evening in 1968….Cookeville’s Morris Irby heard the news. Morris Irby attended Cookeville’s Darwin School, the African American school that burned in 1963. Leaders decided to integrate Cookeville High School after the fire….and Irby would use that step ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: School Safety

An Important Week For Tennessee School Safety                                                      What is the best way to address security in schools? Protecting both teachers and students is a major part of school safety. The Governor’s Working Group on ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Organ Donation

The Impact Of Organ Donation                                                     More and more Upper Cumberland residents are signing up to donate organs. They are gifts that can change a person’s life. We bring you both sides of the story, those who have been donors and those that have received donations on Today In The Upper Cumberland. We speak with Deborah Kitz and Billy Jarvis. Deborah Kitz is a ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sexual Harassment Part Two

Part 2: SHRM Board Members Continue Discussing The Law Behind Sexual Harassment      Sexual Harassment cases have continued to grab the headlines all across the United States. Spurring a movement and causing people to wonder: What do we really know about sexual harassment? The second of a two-part series, we talk with Lynsey Nail, Mary Dee Allen, and Tom Timmerman, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sexual Harassment Part One

How do we handle Sexual Harassment in 2018? SHRM Board Members Weigh In          Sexual Harassment cases have continued to grab the headlines all across the United States. Spurring a movement and causing people to wonder: What do we really know about sexual harassment? The first of a two-part series, we talk with Lynsey Nail, Mary Dee Allen, and Tom ... Read More »