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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Parks & Recreation Growth

John Ross Albertson and Rafferty Cleary discuss Parks & Rec growth in Putnam Co. Parks and recreation opportunities in Putnam County include the expansion of the soccer complex near Cookeville High, the extension of the rail trail to Monterey, and the creation of Bee Rock and the Meadow Creek Park on the mountain. We continue our series on parks and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Music

Learn about the history of Upper Cumberland music with Bettye and Graham Kash. Tennessee has a rich musical history. You think of Nashville, of course. Memphis comes to mind with the blues and rock and roll. Some would understand the importance of Bristol in creating country music. But what about the Upper Cumberland’s musical heritage? Bettye and Graham Kash have ... Read More »

The Scene: Tabitha Thierjung & Glass Art

This week on The Scene, learn about Silver Point glass artist Tabitha Thierjung.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Silver Point glass artist Tabitha Thierjung. They discuss what led to her wanting to be an artist, what her artistic process is like from start to finish, as well as where she finds her inspiration, and how ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Stroke

Learn about stroke with Cookeville Regional’s Dr. Mark Tedord and Dr. Joe Jestus In 2018, stroke accounted for about 1 out of every 19 deaths in the United States. The actual number of stroke deaths has increased some 10% in the last decade. What do we know about stroke? How can it be prevented? Who does it impact? Our visit ... Read More »

The Scene: Brianna Wainright & Digital Art

Learn more about Sparta digital artist Brianna Wainright, and her unique style.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Sparta digital artist Brianna Wainright. The discuss how and when she became interested in art, how she comes up with her ideas, as well as where she draws inspiration from for her style of digital art. Presented by ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Health Care Campaign

Thomas Savage and Judy Roitman discuss signing up for affordable health care. If you are without health care, the Affordable Care Act has extended the deadlines to get you insured this spring. The Tennessee Health Care Campaign is helping educate Tennesseans about the options that are available. The Campaign was founded in 1989 as a statewide nonprofit focused on giving ... Read More »

The Scene: Anthony Alcorn & Metalsmithing And Blacksmithing

Get to know metalsmith and blacksmith Anthony Alcorn, and how he got his start.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local metalsmith and blacksmith, Anthony Alcorn. They discuss how he got his start in metalsmithing, his step by step process on how he makes some of his more intricate pieces, as well as where he finds ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Eric Walker

Get to know Eric Walker, and why he decided to run for Cookeville City Council. Working on the City Council of a community the size of Cookeville takes some long hours, and you certainly don’t do it for the pay. You do it because of a love of the community. Eric Walker says he realized he wanted to give back ... Read More »

The Scene: Oak Lawn Blacksmith

Learn more about blacksmithing with Andrew Reist, owner of Oak Lawn Blacksmith.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Andrew Reist, owner of Oak Lawn Blacksmith. They discuss why he chose to major in Art Education and how blacksmithing played a large role in that decision, how he creates a piece from start to finish, as well ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Be Nice

Sheila Barker, Summer Davenport discuss social media and the power of being nice A recent federal study found social media is profoundly changing the way many people interact. It has become a place where people can how little restraint. The old saying “If you can’t say something nice” has been replaced with “I don’t care, I want my opinion out ... Read More »