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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Water & Sewer Infrastructure

Cookeville Water & Sewer Director Barry Turner discusses the city’s infrastructure As the Upper Cumberland continues to grow, we face issues with infrastructure – making sure we have enough, expanding infrastructure, and also replacing old infrastructure. So what about water and sewer infrastructure that dates back to The Depression? There’s some of that in Cookeville, as we find out from ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Baxter Artist Ken West

This week, get to know Baxter artist Ken West, and how he got his start in art.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Baxter artist Ken West. They discuss how his brother’s art inspired him to take up drawing, the various mediums he enjoys working in, his favorite kind of background noise and music to have ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Homelessness

Cookeville Vice Mayor Luke Eldridge discusses his efforts tackling homelessness. Homelessness has always been a part of Upper Cumberland life, but over the last three years, the visible signs of homelessness have increased dramatically. We explore the issues behind homelessness, and how the Upper Cumberland is trying to solve the problem with Luke Eldridge. He has spent time over the ... Read More »

The Scene: Malia Meyer & Jewelry And Gemstone Making

This week Malia Meyer discusses her unique approach to jewelry & gemstone making  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with jewelry and gemstone maker Malia Meyer. They discuss how she got started making gemstones out of recycled CDs, what she did before getting into jewelry making while on the path to becoming a youth pastor and going ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Road Infrastructure

Putnam County’s Randy Jones discusses county infrastructure, and county roads. The state released a report this week that Tennessee needs some 62.9 billion dollars in public infrastructure improvements during the next 5 years. The biggest areas of increase – transportation. Much of that has to do with growth, and growing costs. In Putnam County, Randy Jones is responsible for the ... Read More »

The Scene: Veston Phillipi & Art Education

This week, meet Tennessee Tech University Art Education student Veston Phillipi.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Tennessee Tech University Art Education student Veston Phillipi. They discuss what he does as an artist, how he decided on art education, some of the projects that he has worked on with his art class, the types of projects ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: L.B.J.& C. Head Start

Go inside and learn more about L.B.J.& C. Head Start with Director Penny Meadows One of the biggest issues facing job seekers across the Upper Cumberland right now is a lack of childcare. Many daycares are reporting extensive waiting lists; to the point that UCHRA has stepped in trying to help expand childcare across our region. Also working to fill ... Read More »

The Scene: Art Love With Molly Perry

Learn more about Art Love with its founder, and graphic designer, Molly Perry.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with graphic designer, and Founder of Art Love, Molly Perry. They discuss what Art Love is, its goal, and where the idea came from, who some of the artists participating in the event are, as well as what ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Electric & Infrastructure

Take a look inside the issue of infrastructure with Upper Cumberland Electric. Much talk across our nation over the last several years about our aging infrastructure. Everything from roads to bridges, water and sewer pipes, and our electrical system. Today we go inside Upper Cumberland Electric – one of the biggest providers in our region. Today In The Upper Cumberland ... Read More »

The Scene: Art Education And Ceramics With Becca Pitts

Learn more about TTU Art Education major Becca Pitts, and her work with ceramics  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Tennessee Tech University Art Education major, and ceramics artist, Becca Pitts. They discuss how her wood working artist dad influenced her interest in art, where her focus is and her preferred medium of ceramics, as well ... Read More »