Friday, February 3, 2023
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Vivian Walker & Homeless Advocacy

This week, learn about Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee with Vivian Walker. This week, volunteers canvas the Upper Cumberland trying to figure out just how many people are homeless in our region. Vivian Walker is one of those who led that work. She is a Homeless Programs Advocate for the Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee Group, or HART. Today In ... Read More »

The Scene: Arty Gras 2023

Find out more about TTU’s Arty Gras with Kathleen Gilpatrick & Jennifer Shank.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Kathleen Gilpatrick and Jennifer Shank. They discuss what Arty Gras is, its origins, and how it celebrates Tennessee Tech University’s College of Fine Arts, the tickets, prices, and various table themes that are offered, as well as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Airport Infrastructure

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Director Dean Selby discusses infrastructure. Infrastructure – it’s something we deal with everyday. Whether it’s roads, whether it’s the power plant, whether it’s waterlines. And there’s growing concern across the United States about the shape of our infrastructure. Money being put in place to try to expand, and improve infrastructure, much of it aging. One part ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Mental Health Pt 2

Shane Farris and Anne Stamps discuss the new year and focusing on mental health. As we start a new year, we’re thinking about many types of resolutions. Yours may have something to do with your mental health – less stress, a clear mind, better decision making. We certainly have more open communication about mental health than ever before, and the ... Read More »

The Scene: Samantha Ingold & Bone And Skull Art

Discover the world of bone and skull art with Odd Fox Co.’s Samantha Ingold.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with bone and skull artist Samantha Ingold of Odd Fox Co. They discuss her style, what being a bone and skull artist entails, how painting on canvas differs from painting on the real bones that she uses, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Mental Health

Shane Farris and Anne Stamps discuss the new year and focusing on mental health. As we start a new year, we’re thinking about many types of resolutions. Yours may have something to do with your mental health – less stress, a clear mind, better decision making. We certainly have more open communication about mental health than ever before, and the ... Read More »

The Scene: Tess Mann & Wedding Dress Design

Get to know Tess Mann, owner & designer at Couture By Tess Bridal in Cookeville.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Tess Mann, Owner and Designer at Couture By Tess Bridal in Cookeville. They discuss her background, how she’s been designing since she was around 11 years old, the response she’s received on having a bridal ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Charities Post COVID

Several local nonprofit leaders discuss COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on operations Beginning a new year, and COVID seems to be less and less part of our vocabulary. But COVID’s impacts continue, for example, on local charities. Today, that subject with Tammy Hogan, the Executive Director of Mustard Seed Ranch, Rob Wright, the Executive Director of Keep Putnam County Beautiful – Clean ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Child Wellbeing

Richard Kennedy and Kristi Paling discuss efforts to improve childhood wellbeing The Volunteer State has made big strides in making sure that children have a chance to succeed. Rankings that look at the wellbeing of children have increased significantly over the last several years, but there’s work left to be done. Richard Kennedy helps direct efforts at the state level, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: National Alliance On Mental Illness

This week, we focus on mental health with NAMI’s Shirley Jennings & Mark Allison As more and more attention is focused on mental health in our society, the work of organizations like NAMI come more into focus. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a Cookeville branch led by Shirley Jennings, its President, and Mark Allison, Vice President of NAMI ... Read More »