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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: Martin Luther King

Tom Savage and Johnnie Wheeler reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. We reflect on the legacy of Dr. King as we sit down with Tom Savage, President of the Cookeville-Putnam County NAACP, and its 1st Vice President, Johnnie Wheeler. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Past Principals Pt 2

Jerry Maynard and Richard Norton reflect on their tenure as school principals. Former Sycamore Principal Jerry Maynard, and former Algood Principal Richard Norton – they reflect on what their tenure was like, how education changed, and what they see in the Principals of today. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Past Principals

Jerry Maynard and Richard Norton reflect on their tenure as school principals. The New Years weekend provides a chance for reflection, and looking to the future. And so in that way, Jerry Maynard and Richard Norton are very nature guests. Both are long time Putnam County Principals. They reflect on what their tenure was like, how education changed, and what ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Governor Bill Lee & 2022

Governor Bill Lee discusses the issues at the top of Tennessee’s agenda in 2022. Governor Bill Lee will begin 2022 with education at the top of the agenda – plan to change how local schools are funded by the state. A basic education plan called outdated by some, others say the state has never fully funded it. The state will ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Clay & Pickett Chambers Of Commerce

Doug Young and Billy Robbins discuss the Clay and Pickett Chambers Of Commerce. Boosting tourism, helping businesses, trying to find answers to questions – just some of the things that the Clay and Pickett County Chambers of Commerce try to do for their local communities. We explore the role of the Chamber in 2021 as we visit with Doug Young ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Teenage Drug Abuse

Glen Sayes discusses fighting teenage drug abuse Today In The Upper Cumberland. Many Upper Cumberland parents will spend time this week trying to understand how best to help their teens deal with a drug abuse problem. Glen Sayes understands. As part of the UCHRA team, he’s working to fight drug abuse in our region. It is both professional, and personal ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sparta-White County Chamber Of Commerce

Marvin Bullock talks the holidays for the Sparta-White Co Chamber Of Commerce. The holiday season is always a busy time for local chambers of commerce. They’re working on holiday events, of course, also trying to do everything they can to bring shoppers into the area to finish up those holiday lists. They’re also working to wrap up membership for the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Good Vs Evil In Country Music

Randall Williams discusses his research into country music at Tennessee Tech. Randall Williams admits he’s had a longtime fascination with the themes in country music. That’s why at the age of 63, he completed his doctoral studies at Tennessee Tech. And his research? The struggle between sacred and profane in country music. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Regional Medical Center At 100

Jim and Lee Moore reflect on 100 years of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Cookeville’s history of a public hospital began in 1921 – a 15 bed private clinic. It was purchased by the city 6 years later when it became City Hospital. Then in 1950, the city finished a new hospital – Cookeville General. Just part of the history – ... Read More »