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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. Lite Rock 95.9 knows the impact that local organizations have on this and surrounding communities.

Each week, Lite Rock 95.9 will have interviews with representatives of organizations that impact the Upper Cumberland.

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Growth & Law Enforcement

The issue of growth and the negative effects it can have for law enforcement. What demands are we placing on law enforcement as we continue to see new homes, new businesses and new citizens moving into our community? Captain Bobby Anderson and Major Scott Winfree from the Cookeville Police Department join us to share the changes they’ve seen and expect, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Human Trafficking Part Two

We continue our talk about helping victims. Part Two of Human Trafficking. The United States is experiencing a growing number of cases all across the nation, and in our region. Today In The Upper Cumberland we continue our talk about the survivors and victims of human trafficking. Human or sex trafficking is a problem that begins in small ways. Law ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Human Trafficking

Across the nation cases grow, we take a look at what can be done to help victims. The United States is experiencing a growing number of cases all across the nation and in our region. Today In The Upper Cumberland talks about the survivors and victims of human trafficking. Human or sex trafficking is a problem that begins in small ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Increasing Suicide Rates

The issue of suicide among celebrities, middle aged men and other age groups. A growing number of people are choosing to commit, or attempt the act of suicide. Across the country there has been an increase in the last several years. Laura Tedesco, Vice President of Crisis Services and Anne Stamps, Director at Plateau Mental Health Center in Cookeville join ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sexting

The growing number of teens engaging in sexting, messages with sexual content. It’s risky behavior that exposes them to potential predators, bullying among their peers and often a sense of shame. Messages, images and in some cases videos of a sexual nature or with explicit content.  Cookeville High School guidance counselor Lori Strode and Detective Roger Cooper with the Putnam ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cyber Security Part Two

The second half of our look at cyber security threats with TTU’s Eric Brown. We continue our conversation with Eric Brown, Assistant Director of Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center or CEROC. We continue our discussion of cyber security threats to businesses and in your home with potential threats and what you could to safeguard yourself. Today In ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cyber Security

Raising awareness and offering education to prevent cyber security threats. Eric Brown works at Tennessee Tech as assistant director of Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center. He works alongside his counterparts to educate others on how to secure their data. We discuss things you should know about cybersecurity threats, how they happen and what’s being done to prevent them. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Growth

More housing and businesses coming to our area but are we ready? The growth over the last few years has been at an increasing in Putnam and surrounding counties in the Upper Cumberland. With all of these new homes and apartments, businesses and more people relocating, the issue of growth is… growing. Are the public works, utilities and infrastructure we ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Comprehensive Pain Clinics Closing

The potential for health risks as several pain clinics close across Tennessee. Comprehensive Pain Specialists recently announced that 21 of their clinics across the state will close at the end of July, inlcuding one in Cookeville. Director Barbara Kanapel and Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist Suzanne Angel work with the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition. They help us answer the questions ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Student Sexual Harassment

The issue of sexual harassment among higher education faculty and students. Whether it’s a verbal exchange or a physical encounter, sexual harassment of students pursuing higher education is a larger issue than publicly acknowledged. Tennessee Tech Professor Lindsey Upton works to understand these instances of sexual harassment that can occur and their impact on students and faculty. Today In The ... Read More »