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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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Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Summer Crime

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It’s about time away from work….a trip to the beach…weekends at the lake. It’s summertime across the Upper Cumberland. But there’s no break from criminals who may be targeting you and your family. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Ferris provides some tips on how to keep your possessions safe at home – and how you can stay safe when you are ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Development Incentives

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Economic incentives. Considered a dirty word to some as they see money lost by cities, counties and states, the incentives are very much a part of recruiting new industry to a community and, in some cases, helping current industry expand. Today In The Upper Cumberland, we continue our look at how economic development, such as the recent Academy Sports announcement, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Economic Development

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When a community searches for new industry and new jobs, how does the process work? Who is involved in recruiting potential new employers? How often do these courtships move from exploratory to something further? Today In The Upper Cumberland, we explore the pursuit of economic growth with Suzanne Williams, Executive Director of the Smithville-Dekalb County Chamber of Commerce and George ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Turning 75

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Radio history in the Upper Cumberland begins with the Medley family and the decision to go out on a limb in 1940. At that time, just a handful of radio stations existed in each state. In Tennessee, local listeners had to strain to here Knoxville or Nashville radio – or at night, catch the distant sounds from St. Louis or ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Sound Of History

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Radio history in the Upper Cumberland begins with the Medley family and the decision to go out on a limb in 1940. At that time, just a handful of radio stations existed in each state. In Tennessee, local listeners had to strain to here Knoxville or Nashville radio – or at night, catch the distant sounds from St. Louis or ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Private Foster Care

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Not all foster parents come through government channels. Private agencies work with the government and the courts to assist in placing children with foster parents. Locally, Camelot Foster Care works hard to take care of children, especially those with special needs. Today In The Upper Cumberland, Selena Foutch visits with us about the programs of Camelot, how foster parenting works ... Read More »

LISTEN: Preserving Your Land

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As growth continues across middle Tennessee, we understand more and more just how precious a resource land can be. The natural beauty that made Tennessee such a spectacular place to move has done its job. But what now? The Land Trust for Tennessee works with those hoping to preserve land for generations to come. From agricultural land to forests to ... Read More »

LISTEN: Why Become A Foster Parent

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Michelle MacGregor says it represented a calling for her. After all, she had seen the love of foster children first hand from her own parents. So Michelle decided to craft her own way as a foster parent to children both in California and now in Tennessee. Today In The Upper Cumberland, Michelle shares the road with us. What leads someone ... Read More »

LISTEN: Protecting Land And Water

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The environment. It’s a hot button topic…sure to raise someone’s dander at just about any discussion. We explore the work of one group hoping to keep Tennessee’s environment safe and beautiful….the Nature Conservancy. Our guest on this week’s edition of Today In The Upper Cumberland….Nature Conservancy Tennessee Communications Director Paul Kingsbury. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each Saturday morning ... Read More »

LISTEN: Services Available For Veterans

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As Memorial Day approaches, a new director of Veterans Affairs prepares to take over in Putnam County. Find out from current director Mark Harris and outgoing director Chuck Mateyka about the services available to veterans in the community. We also update you on what is planned for Memorial Day in Putnam County. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each Saturday ... Read More »