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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Trauma Pt 2

Melissa Spalding and Susan Freitag help us better understand the world of trauma Mental health experts say trauma plays more a part in our lives than we’ve ever known before. There are true chemical impacts on the brain, and healing that has to be done. Today we continue our discussion on the impact of trauma, and how counseling helps, with ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Trauma Pt 1

Melissa Spalding and Susan Freitag help us better understand the world of trauma We understand more today about the impact of trauma than ever before. It makes counselors like Melissa Spalding and Susan Freitag even more important – they help us deal with these issues that impact our lives. Today, the first of a two part episode as we go ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Firefighting

Fire Chiefs Benton Young and Tom Brown discuss the current state of firefighting More firefighters needed. Bigger budgets needed. Staff shortages increasing. Public safety at risk. All it takes is a Google search of the national firefighting situation to understand it’s becoming more and more difficult to get people involved in firefighting. What about here at home? We put that ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Pickleball

Learn all about the growing sport of pickleball with Chuck Black and Harry Smith Over the last 3 years, participation in pickleball has grown an average of 158%. It is the fastest growing sport in America, and it’s all ages involved. Pickleball is hot right here in the Upper Cumberland as well as we discover with Chuck Black and Harry ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Public Safety

Tennessee Tech lecturer Dr. Mark Warnick discusses the topic of public safety. When Governor Lee called a special session of the state legislature that began this week, the idea was it would be meaningful work to try to deal with gun violence. That certainly has not happened yet further illustrating just how difficult it is to find consensus on the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Yoga

Go inside the ancient practice of yoga with Corrin Sergio, and Hannah Price. It is believed to have originated in ancient India some 5,000 years ago. Today, it’s one of the hottest trends in America. It is yoga. More and more Americans are trying the ancient practice that provides spiritual, mental, and physical wellness. Today we go inside yoga with ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Elder Abuse

UCDD’s Trent Carter breaks down and discusses the growing issue of elder abuse. The National Council On Aging estimates 1 in 10 older adults experiences elder abuse. Even more concerning, the Center on Elder Abuse estimates only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse are ever reported. More and more of us are reaching senior citizen age. That means elder ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Law Enforcement Careers

We continue to go inside the challenges of law enforcement recruitment circa 2023 This week, Putnam County Commissioners approved 92 new employees as part of the 2023-2024 fiscal year budget. The biggest part of those new staffers will come in the expanded Putnam County Justice Center set to be completed next Spring. The budget also includes additional pay for many ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Law Enforcement

This week, we go inside the challenges of law enforcement recruitment circa 2023 A major raise this year from the City of Cookeville, and a major upgrade to starting salaries in an attempt to help with law enforcement recruitment. Putnam County getting set to hire dozens for the Justice Center expansion, and that’s just in one county. All across the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Virtual Reality

Learn more about the world of virtual reality with TTU iCube’s Amanda Powell. Technology always seems to bring out the best in those who like to predict. For example, virtual reality – which many predicted by this point would have completely taken over our lives. That has not been the case. So where does virtual reality stand? We turn to ... Read More »