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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: Overdoses

Suzanne Angel & Colby Lane discuss the growing epidemic of overdoses in the UC. It’s seemingly a weekly occurrence across the Upper Cumberland, and the numbers are growing exponentially – the number of people who are suffering drug overdoses. Part of the reason – pills, powder, and other substances that are being laced with fentanyl. We go inside the epidemic ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cumberland Business Incubator

This week, learn more about the Cumberland Business Incubator with Holly Hanson. The Upper Cumberland continues to be a hub for small business. For entrepreneurs who have an idea, and want to turn it into something. There are many resources available throughout the region to help those with a dream – including the Cumberland Business Incubator. Holly Hanson leads that ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Genealogy

Upper Cumberland local Guy Zimmerman discusses his experiences with genealogy. What once was a hobby reserved for the back corners of libraries and historical buildings is now front and center. Genealogy is big business these days thanks to the internet. But Guy Zimmerman did it the old fashioned way, and honestly, he’s thankful for that. Today In The Upper Cumberland ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Wildlife Pt 2

Learn about UC wildlife with TWRA Regional Wildlife Program Manager Brandon Wear From bears and wild turkeys, to coyotes, to wildlife that we don’t come in contact with very much. The Upper Cumberland is a very diverse habitat for wildlife. It is the job of TWRA to ensure that it remains that way. Brandon Wear is the Regional Wildlife Program ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Wildlife

Learn about UC wildlife with TWRA Regional Wildlife Program Manager Brandon Wear The Upper Cumberland is most known for its natural beauty, and that beauty gives it another benefit – a population of wildlife that’s unmatched. Maybe we don’t think of it that way. After all, the animals that we come in contact with are certainly not exotic in nature, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Mussels In The Upper Cumberland

Learn about mussels in the Upper Cumberland with US Fish & Wildlife’s Andy Ford. The Upper Cumberland is a diverse mix of plants, flora, animals, and species – all amidst bodies of water, deep hollers, and scenic ridges. We explore some of the region’s animal life starting with one you may not think about too often – the mussel. Andy ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Leadership With Denny Wayne Robinson

White Co Executive Denny Wayne Robinson discusses public office and leadership. Few of us could imaging running for public office. Few of us could imagine even further serving in public office, but it’s something that came to White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson, something that he wanted to do, and he followed through on it. With some urging, of course, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: College Sports With Mark Wilson Pt 2

TTU’s Mark Wilson discusses college sports, and the changes happening across it. One of the biggest confrontations ever among SEC coaches this week points out just what a time of change it is in college sports. A lot of people worried about NIL – what it means for pay for play, the transfer rule – it’s all coming together at ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: College Sports With Mark Wilson

TTU’s Mark Wilson discusses college sports, and the NCAA’s recent press release. In a press release earlier this week, the NCAA Board Of Directors said, “NCAA recruiting rules preclude boosters from recruiting, and/or providing benefits to prospective student athletes. So how does this jive with NIL rules? It’s just part of the complications of the new world that we’ve seen ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Leadership With James Mills

Cookeville City Manager James Mills discusses the ins and outs of leadership. The first of four election days across the state of Tennessee this week – it means a change in leadership in some places around the Upper Cumberland – the beauty of the vote. But leadership is also an important issue, especially for an area that is growing as ... Read More »