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The Scene: Cookeville Author & Actor Michael Evanichko

Michael discusses what led him to being a writer in life & his three books. This week on The Scene -Host Laura Holloway visits with area author and actor Michael Evanichko. They talk about what the first thing was that Michael ever remembers writing, if he ever writes his books with the idea of seeing them on stage or in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Teens And Food

Professional counselor Melissa Spaulding discusses new trends in teens and food. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released its annual report this week detailing the trends in the state of the child in the state of Tennessee. One part of that – 1 in 3 high school girls said they had gone without eating for 24 hours or more, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Vouchers Pt 2

Upper Cumberland School Directors discuss the Education Freedom Scholarship Act. Our conversation continues on vouchers as the legislature prepares to take up the issue in the month of January as we visit with White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger, Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King, and Grant Swallows, Director of the Warren County School System. Today In The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Vouchers Pt 1

Upper Cumberland School Directors discuss the Education Freedom Scholarship Act. It’s called the Education Freedom Scholarship Act – Governor Bill Lee proposing to take the voucher program statewide giving up to 20,000 students in K-12 the chance to get taxpayer money to attend a private or home school. Local educators believe it’s not the best option. Today the first of ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Vaping

Putnam County Health Department experts discuss vaping in the Upper Cumberland. 1 in 20 Americans vape, and that number is growing even faster among younger Americans. The trend is also happening right here in the Upper Cumberland. Today we visit with experts from the Putnam County Health Department to get you the truth about a most misunderstood form of nicotine. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center Pt 2

Amy Stockwell talks the options available for women & men in abusive situations. UC Department of Justice defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. Today we ... Read More »

The Scene: Needle Felting Artist Gerry Burklow

Gerry discusses how she found needle felting and a project she contributed to. This week on The Scene – Join host Andrea Kruszka as she is joined by local needle felting artist in the Upper Cumberland Gerry Burklow. They touch on how Gerry gained an interest in needle felting, anything specific that gives her inspirations like books, all about the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center

Amy Stockwell talks the options available for women & men in abusive situations. UC Department of Justice defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. Today we ... Read More »

The Scene: Owner of The Angry Ironsmith Jim Reilly

Jim updates what’s new with The Angry Ironsmith and how he landed on the name. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she visits with Jim Reilly, owner of The Angry Ironsmith They talk about a storefront that Jim has provided to other artists in the area, some things he enjoys listening to while he works, and his role as the secretary ... Read More »