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Today In The UC (Page) 05-11-16The Upper Cumberland. It’s where we live. It’s where we work. It’s where we raise our families. The people and organizations in our community are what make it tick. Lite Rock 95.9 knows the impact that local organizations have on this and surrounding communities.

Each week, Lite Rock 95.9 will have interviews with representatives of organizations that impact the Upper Cumberland.

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Workforce Readiness

Dr. Myra West and Dr. Daniel Marvin discuss high school and workforce readiness. “Get the young people graduated with English, math, social studies, and science.” That may be the old perception of what we thought it meant to leave high school, but today, things are changing. A greater emphasis by educators at all levels to make sure students are coming ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Randy Porter On Growth

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter discusses growth, and the challenges it brings. Census numbers will arrive in the next several weeks, and they are expected to be up significantly for the entire region. The Upper Cumberland, and more specifically Putnam County, continuing to grow. But what are the issues with growth? What are the challenges our elected leaders are focused ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Drue Huffines

Get to know the life of local broadcasting and service legend – Drue Huffines. If you’ve lived in the Upper Cumberland for a long time, you know the voice of Drue Huffines. Huffines is a legend in broadcasting in our community. He’s a legend in service in our community. As we celebrate this holiday weekend, we go 1 on 1 ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Stroke Support

Carol Lynam & Virginia Ely discuss support options for those impacted by strokes A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot, or bursts. If the blood flow can’t reach the region of the brain that controls a particular body function, then that part of the body will ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Parks & Recreation Growth

John Ross Albertson and Rafferty Cleary discuss Parks & Rec growth in Putnam Co. Parks and recreation opportunities in Putnam County include the expansion of the soccer complex near Cookeville High, the extension of the rail trail to Monterey, and the creation of Bee Rock and the Meadow Creek Park on the mountain. We continue our series on parks and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Music

Learn about the history of Upper Cumberland music with Bettye and Graham Kash. Tennessee has a rich musical history. You think of Nashville, of course. Memphis comes to mind with the blues and rock and roll. Some would understand the importance of Bristol in creating country music. But what about the Upper Cumberland’s musical heritage? Bettye and Graham Kash have ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Stroke

Learn about stroke with Cookeville Regional’s Dr. Mark Tedord and Dr. Joe Jestus In 2018, stroke accounted for about 1 out of every 19 deaths in the United States. The actual number of stroke deaths has increased some 10% in the last decade. What do we know about stroke? How can it be prevented? Who does it impact? Our visit ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Health Care Campaign

Thomas Savage and Judy Roitman discuss signing up for affordable health care. If you are without health care, the Affordable Care Act has extended the deadlines to get you insured this spring. The Tennessee Health Care Campaign is helping educate Tennesseans about the options that are available. The Campaign was founded in 1989 as a statewide nonprofit focused on giving ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Eric Walker

Get to know Eric Walker, and why he decided to run for Cookeville City Council. Working on the City Council of a community the size of Cookeville takes some long hours, and you certainly don’t do it for the pay. You do it because of a love of the community. Eric Walker says he realized he wanted to give back ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Be Nice

Sheila Barker, Summer Davenport discuss social media and the power of being nice A recent federal study found social media is profoundly changing the way many people interact. It has become a place where people can how little restraint. The old saying “If you can’t say something nice” has been replaced with “I don’t care, I want my opinion out ... Read More »