Monday, June 24, 2024
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: UCHRA & UCDD

This week, find out just how far the combined UCHRA and UCDD have come along.

UCHRA. UCDD. Work done across the Upper Cumberland to assist people. Agents for change in our communities. Acronyms that get thrown around a lot. But do we really understand what both of these agencies do? How they help? The Upper Cumberland Development District was formed in 1969 as a catalyst for growth and regional cooperation. The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency was established in 1973 by the Tennessee General Assembly. It’s purpose – to serve as a clearing house for assistance in the fourteen counties of the region. Programs from elderly nutrition to rent and housing assistance to transportation. In 2018, following several scandals and accusations of mismanagement, the organizations came together with the hope of providing better service, more accountability, and stronger collaboration to tackle the new problems being faced by our region. Over the next several weeks, we want to go inside UCHRA and UCDD. We wanted to know how has the transition gone, are the leaders starting to see the results they wanted? Are these two organizations on a different course? And what happens in the future? Mark Farley leads the combined organizations.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6 on Rock 93-7, 106-9 Kicks Country, and at 8 on Lite Rock 95.9.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, and Sunday night at 6pm on Lite Rock 95.9 and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.