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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: SeedFork Of The Highlands

SeedFork Of The Highlands’ Rodney Laulo talks growing, and eating local foods. It’s been called a “food revolution.” A return to America’s food roots – away from large corporate farms. Food done locally. Food done at home. Grow it. Harvest it. Consume it. The Upper Cumberland many came to know this phenomenon through SeedFork Of The Highlands, and the annual ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Community Options

Community Options’ Jeanette Preece talks creating individual job & care options Since 2004, Community Options has worked to develop housing and employment opportunities for those with disabilities. At its core, the organization wants to focus on the individual, crafting a situation that works best for the needs of the disabled person. Community Options Executive Director is Jeanette Preece. Today In ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: UT Lady Vols Head Coach

UT Lady Vols Head Coach Kellie Jolly Harper returns to her home town of Sparta. Your hometown star and coach is back! We celebrate the return of White County’s Kellie Jolly Harper, the new head coach of the UT Lady Vols, on Thursday at White County High School Gymnasium 5:30 to 7. Listen as Larry Stone interviews Kellie Jolly Harper ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Scenic Tennessee

Scenic Tennessee member Marge Davis talks protecting Tennessee’s natural beauty. Marge Davis is a freelance writer specializing in conservation issues, particularly the history of conservation. She’s written many books. She’s been very involved in the group Scenic Tennessee – a non-profit citizen’s group dedicated to protecting and enhancing Tennessee’s scenic beauty. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Disability Rights Tennessee

Disability rights advocate Becky Allen talks issues of safety and discrimination Access to facilities. Employment discrimination. Community resources and services availability. Issues of abuse. Safety issues. These are the issues covered by Disability Rights Tennessee. Helping those with disabilities across the state, and right here in the Upper Cumberland, lead a life of access. Becky Allen is a disability rights ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Green Market

This week Randy Dodson shares the story of The Green Market and what it provides When the weekend arrives, many Upper Cumberland neighbors hit the road for The Green Market – a downtown Cookeville event every weekend. What started as a farmer’s market has turned into so much more. But at its roots, it’s all about the land, and what ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Regional Airport

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport’s Dean Selby talks the airport’s recent praise “Quick. Clean. Hospitable. This will be one of my favorite fuel stops on future trips to the East Coast.” – “Friendly folks, reasonably priced fuel, a massive runway.” Those are some of the positive comments from pilots across the United States who are discovering the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Education Savings Accounts

TEA President Beth Brown discusses Governor Lee’s Education Savings Account Plan The idea of vouchers took a step toward approval in the Tennessee Legislature this week. Governor Bill Lee’s Education Savings Account Plan received a 20-13 vote approval in the Tennessee Senate. Education Savings Accounts, or vouchers as they are more often called, provide parents with public money. Most often, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Council On Developmental Disabilities

Attorneys Dawn Fry & Tecia Puckett Pryor talk developmental disabilities & jobs. Over the next few weeks, hundreds of Walmart greeters nationwide will lose their jobs as the company retools a position that dates back to the origins of Walmart. Some job advocates have worried that the move could adversely affect men and women with disabilities who hold many of ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: DelMonaco Winery

Barbara DelMonaco discusses the art of wine making & how DelMonaco got its start This weekend’s Upper Cumberland Wine Festival at Granville shines the spotlight on the Upper Cumberland’s wine making tradition. But did you know that some of the wines made here are from grapes grown here. At Baxter’s DelMonaco Winery, it’s a start to finish process managed by ... Read More »