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The Scene: Serina Wells & Gardening

Get to know Master Gardener Serina Wells, Owner of Petal and Rake in Cookeville.

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Master Gardener Serina Wells, Owner of Petal and Rake in Cookeville. They discuss how she got her start gardening, the various blooms that she keeps throughout the year, how she grows seasonally, as well as the relationship that she has with the community and fellow gardeners.

Presented by Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.

 

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Development District & Food Insecurity

Jeff Hodges and Emily Sells discuss the UCDD’s various food insecurity programs.

The Upper Cumberland Development District provides several programs to help those who are dealing with food insecurity – that is, access to quality food. Jeff Hodges and Emily Sells from UCDD are here today to talk about the options.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6am on Rock 93-7, at 7am on 106-9 Kicks Country, at 8am on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, and 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and at 9am on 101.9/AM 920 WLIV.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, at 7:30am on Sports Radio 104.7, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sunday night at 6pm on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and 101.9/AM 920 WLIV, and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.

 

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The Scene: Judy Staples Becker & Oil And Pastel Art

Get to know Baxter oil and pastel artist Judy Staples Becker, and her projects.

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Baxter oil and pastel artist Judy Staples Becker. They discuss how she got started using oil and pastels, the various projects that she is currently working on, as well as her experience with the March 3, 2020 Putnam County tornado, and hot it impacted her home, studio, and art.

Presented by Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.

 

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Tornadoes

Tennessee Knoxville’s Kelsey Ellis discusses nighttime tornadoes in Tennessee.

This week marks the anniversary of the tragic tornadoes that killed 19 across the Upper Cumberland. Research is going on at the University of Tennessee to try to understand why Tennessee has more nighttime tornadoes than just about any part of the country. Kelsey Ellis is a Hazard Climatologist, and Assistant Professor of Geography at Tennessee Knoxville.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6am on Rock 93-7, at 7am on 106-9 Kicks Country, at 8am on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, and 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and at 9am on 101.9/AM 920 WLIV.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, at 7:30am on Sports Radio 104.7, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sunday night at 6pm on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and 101.9/AM 920 WLIV, and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.

 

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The Scene: Aliyah Edmondson & Graphic Design

Get to know Tennessee Tech University Graphic Design student Aliyah Edmondson.

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Tennessee Tech University Graphic Design student Aliyah Edmondson. They discuss how she got started and developed her interest in graphic design, who some of her favorite visual artists are, and what she would like to do with her art after she graduates from TTU.

Presented by Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.

 

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Food Insecurity

TTU Professor Samantha Hutson discusses the growing issue of food insecurity.

There have been many struggles inside the COVID pandemic. One of those is the growing food insecurity in the United States. One estimate says food insecurity rates across the nation for families with children rose by nearly two thirds during the pandemic. Close to 1 in 5 U.S. families reported in the winter of 2020 that they did not have enough. What is food insecurity? What can be done? Research is going on at Tennessee Tech to help with the issue. Samantha Hutson is a Tennessee Tech Human Ecology Professor.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6am on Rock 93-7, at 7am on 106-9 Kicks Country, at 8am on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, and 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and at 9am on 101.9/AM 920 WLIV.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, at 7:30am on Sports Radio 104.7, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sunday night at 6pm on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and 101.9/AM 920 WLIV, and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.

 

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The Scene: Kim Frick-Welker & Performing Arts

Meet and get to know Cookeville actor, director, and producer, Kim Frick-Welker.

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville actor, director, and produce, Kim Frick-Welker. They discuss where her interest in theater and the performing arts comes from, where she draws inspiration from when playing a certain character, or directing a particular play or scene, as well as what she would like people to take away from her various productions.

Presented by Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.

 

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tornadoes

Learn about tornadoes with National Weather Service Meteorologist Krissy Hurley.

Friday’s 60 degree temperatures and strong winds are a reminder that storm season is fast approaching. It’s not when you might typically think in the Upper Cumberland, and across the state of Tennessee. In fact, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Krissy Hurley, we’re getting to the heart of the season when storms can happen in our neck of the woods.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6am on Rock 93-7, at 7am on 106-9 Kicks Country, at 8am on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, and 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and at 9am on 101.9/AM 920 WLIV.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, at 7:30am on Sports Radio 104.7, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sunday night at 6pm on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and 101.9/AM 920 WLIV, and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.

 

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The Scene: Jack Loeb And Betty Turner & Painting

Meet Smithville painters, and husband and wife duo, Jack Loeb and Betty Turner.

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Smithville painters, and husband and wife duo, Jack Loeb and Betty Turner. They discuss how they got their respective starts painting, where they both draw their inspiration from, as well as details surrounding the new art center that they’re opening up in Smithville.

Presented by Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.

 

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Basic Education Plan & The Beacon Center

The Beacon Center’s Ron Shultis & Jason Edmonds discuss the Basic Education Plan

Governor Bill Lee announced this week he plans to submit a detailed education funding proposal to legislators by mid-February. Thursday, he announced the new funding formula will be called, “The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement” – the focus on students, not systems. One nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in our state says it’s time that the education formula is changed. The Beacon Center based in Nashville calls the current system, “complicated and outdated.” Ron Shultis and Jason Edmonds from The Beacon Center discuss what the center would like to see.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6am on Rock 93-7, at 7am on 106-9 Kicks Country, at 8am on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, and 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and at 9am on 101.9/AM 920 WLIV.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, at 7:30am on Sports Radio 104.7, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sunday night at 6pm on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and 101.9/AM 920 WLIV, and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.

 

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