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Today In The UC (Page) 05-13-15The 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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Sheila Says: You Can Own John Lennon’s DNA

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Now you can own John Lennon’s DNA. The late Beatles star’s hairdresser of 50 years is putting a lock of the singer’s hair up for auction. It already has a bid of $12,000. Other items up for the auction, which ends February 20th include an LP copy of “Please Please Me” signed by all 4 Beatles and a pristine copy of the Beatles’ ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Putnam County History

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It’s a birthday week for Putnam County as the country turns 174 year old. If you’re new to the region or if you’ve forgotten some of that elementary school history lesson, we provide a lesson as we visit with Glenn Jones, the Putnam County Archivist. Jones reflects on how the county formed – including a quick “going out of business” ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Hospice Process

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In 2014, an estimated 1.6 to 1.7 million patients across the nation received services from hospice. Yet most of us fear hospice…we see it as the final step before depth. We continue our primer as to what hospice is, how it helps families, and what services are available in the Upper Cumberland. Our conversation continues with Bobby Stewart, who serves ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Hospice Care

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The subject of death stands as one of those topics none of us want to discuss…..much less consider. And when we think of death, often hospice gets lumped in as its immediate predecessor. But that does not have to be the case. Most of us do not understand the ability of hospice to affect the final stage of life. In ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Stop Smoking

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January has arrived and the season of resolutions is here. How are you doing so far? Maybe you are considering giving up smoking. We have some helpful advice from a Putnam County facilitator who smoked for some 20 years. Randy Todd teaches the Putnam County Quit For Life program each Thursday. He learned first-hand just how much your health can ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Teen Pregnancy

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Most communities in the Upper Cumberland are dealing with teen pregnancy rates that stand above the state average. Overall, teen pregnancy has decreased across the nation in recent years. One area that improve the chances of young women to avoid unwanted pregnancies is improving the communication between parents and their children. Enter the University of Tennessee Extension Service and a ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Fighting Hunger Part 2

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As part of its Centennial Celebration, students, faculty and leadership at Tennessee Tech wanted to do more than just celebrate and reflect. They wanted to leave a lasting mark with examination of issues and critical work on important topics. Take, for example, hunger. Students across multiple curricula have been working this semester to understand the extent of the hunger problem ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Fighting Hunger

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As part of its Centennial Celebration, students, faculty and leadership at Tennessee Tech wanted to do more than just celebrate and reflect. They wanted to leave a lasting mark with examination of issues and critical work on important topics. Take, for example, hunger. Students across multiple curricula have been working this semester to understand the extent of the hunger problem ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Faith Circa 2015 Part 2

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Changing times mean a changing place for organized religion, churches, and ministry in America. What about in the Upper Cumberland? Are traditional roles still in play? How has life changed for the church in the so-called “Bible Belt.” In the second of a two-part discussion, we discuss the role of the church and its leadership in today’s environment. Pastor Steve Tiebout ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Faith Circa 2015

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Changing times mean a changing place for organized religion, churches, and ministry in America. What about in the Upper Cumberland? Are traditional roles still in play? How has life changed for the church in the so-called “Bible Belt.” In the first of a two-part discussion, we discuss the role of the church and its leadership in today’s environment. Pastor Steve ... Read More »