Sunday, October 2, 2022
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The Scene: Gary Lee & Painting

Get to know Cookeville painter Gary Lee, and his artistic process when painting.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville painter Gary Lee. They discuss how he got started painting, how painting contrasts with furniture design, what his artistic process is when starting a new piece of work, as well as what makes Cookeville different, both ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Breastfeeding

Learn about breastfeeding and its misconceptions brought on by formula shortages This year’s baby formula shortage brought a lot of attention to the idea of breastfeeding. A lot of misconceptions too, and a lot of controversy. We spend the next two weeks trying to clear up some of that with Stephanie Ross. She is a Breastfeeding USA Counselor for the ... Read More »

The Scene: Mary Ann Gilfillan & Nature Photography

Meet nature photographer Mary Ann Gilfillan, and her love of nature and flowers.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with nature photographer Mary Ann Gilfillan. They discuss how she got started in photography, the types of shoots that she does and does not do, her current projects including one being featured in this year’s Art Prowl, as ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Biz Foundry Pt 2

Learn more about how The Biz Foundry helps small businesses, and entrepreneurs. One person saw a need in her work, and helped create a product. One person wanted to see if he could turn something he enjoyed into a business. Both turned to The Biz Foundry for help in making that a reality. Today we continue our discussion about how ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Local Artist Justin Blackmon

This week, discover the art, and inspiration of local artist Justin Blackmon.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local artist Justin Blackmon. They discuss how he became interested in art, and the influence that his high school art teacher had on him, what he turns to for inspiration when painting, as well as the organization Art ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Biz Foundry

Learn more about how The Biz Foundry helps small businesses, and entrepreneurs. The Upper Cumberland is blessed with many resources to help those with a dream. Perhaps it’s a small shop. Perhaps it’s a product that you’ve always wanted to get created. Through the work of The Biz Foundry, that’s happening. Today we bring together several business owners who got ... Read More »

The Scene: Lewis Matheney & Illustration

Meet illustrator, children’s book author & Co-Owner of Harper’s, Lewis Matheney.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local illustrator, children’s book author, and Co-Owner of Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville, Lewis Matheney. They discuss how he got his start with illustration, and writing children’s books, his life’s journey and what led to him writing ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: UC Pride

This week we continue to look at diversity in the Upper Cumberland with UC Pride Today we continue our look at diversity in the Upper Cumberland by focusing on UC Pride, and the work done by Jessica Patterson, and those who lead the organization. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Helping New Moms Pt 2

Learn about Cookeville Mother’s Circle and their mission to help out new moms. Infant mortality rates across the state of Tennessee have remained fairly steady over the last 10 years. There is good news in the numbers. Poverty has decreased in Tennessee among young mothers. Teen births have decreased better than 30% over the last 6 years. But drinking and ... Read More »

The Scene: TTU Director Of The School Of Art, Craft & Design

Learn more about TTU Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design Kim Winkle.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Kim Winkle, Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech University, and the Appalachian Center for Craft. They discuss her background in art, how she was introduced to woodworking, her summer ... Read More »