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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: Jackson County Parks And Recreation Plan

Randy Heady & Kevin Gunther on Jackson County’s 10 year Parks & Recreation plan. Jackson County Commissioners last week approved a 10 year plan for the county’s parks and recreation activities. It includes not just the ideas of increasing opportunities for families and kids, but also using parks and recreation to increase tourism across the county. Today we go inside ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Overdose Prevention

Suzanne Angel and Colby Lane discuss overdose prevention, and Narcan training. Suzanne Angel and Colby Lane discuss overdose prevention, the training involved in learning how to identify and prevent an overdose, as well as how the use of Narcan can save the life of someone experiencing an overdose. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Local Jobs & Workforce Roundtable

Join our roundtable of local experts in discussing job & workforce availability. Go anywhere in the Upper Cumberland right now, and you are very likely to see a “Help Wanted” sign. Companies big and small in every aspect of he economy are having a hard time getting people to come to work. Part of it is COVID. Part of it, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Parks & Recreation

Rick Woods, James Mills talk Cookeville Parks & Recreation, budgets & projects. Budget time is fast approaching for local municipalities, and that includes the city of Cookeville. What role will parks and recreation play in that budget? There are a lot of project ideas on the table. How do you assess those, and what role does economic development play in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cumberland County Playhouse Pt 2

Continue to learn about the Cumberland County Playhouse with CEO Bryce McDonald. The Cumberland County Playhouse season resumes this weekend with Clue on stage. If you loved the game as a kid, or you love the movie as an adult, you’ll love the performance of Clue. Bryce McDonald is CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse. After a year that was ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cumberland County Playhouse

Go behind the curtain, and learn more about the Cumberland County Playhouse. This week, the Cumberland County Playhouse will begin its 2021 spring season with Clue on stage. It has been a difficult 12 months for Cumberland County Playhouse – affected as so many have been by COVID-19. But just as it has throughout its history, the Cumberland County Playhouse ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Addressing Reading & Learning Loss

This week, we address the issues of reading and learning loss caused by COVID-19 Upper Cumberland counties are announcing plans for summer schools – these put in place by the legislature, and the Bill Lee administration to try to help with learning loss created by COVID-19. But just how severe is that learning loss, and are reading problems that the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: State Parks In The Upper Cumberland

Learn about the Upper Cumberland’s state parks, their histories, and activities. The past week has reminded us that spring is almost here. It’s been a beautiful week across the Upper Cumberland – a chance to get out and enjoy some of our state parks including Standing Stone State Park, and Rock Island. Both have seen record attendance over the last ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Extra: CODE

Learn about TTU group CODE and their recent conversation with state legislatures This week, a group of Tennessee Tech student athletes asked a group of Tennessee legislatures to sit down and discuss a recent letter about the national anthem and protest. The Legislatures asked the heads of the state universities to stop the protest. The Tennessee Tech group named CODE ... Read More »