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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: Sports History With Dr. Arthur Banton Pt 2

TTU’s Dr. Arthur Banton discusses sports history, as well as its cultural impact. Tennessee has long been a hotbed of sports, and it’s a world that seems to be in constant change over the past several years. From new payment and transfer options for students on the college level, the looming threat of realignment, new television contracts, and the massive ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sports History With Dr. Arthur Banton

TTU’s Dr. Arthur Banton discusses sports history, as well as its cultural impact. It’s considered by some the one thing that brings people together – it is sports. And it’s all around us. It seems it grows almost every year in terms of the cultural impact – the way it involves so many of us at all levels. Dr. Arthur ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sports Gambling

University of Memphis’s Dr. James Whelan discusses the rise in gambling issues. If you’ve watched sports on television in the last year, you understand the influence of sports betting on our society. As more and more states legalize sports gambling, you’re seeing it in your face more and more. Take, for example, the recent March Madness games. Dr. James Whelan ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Food Insecurity & Dr. Dennis Duncan

Dr. Dennis Duncan discusses his work exploring food insecurity at Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech Professor of Agriculture Dr. Dennis Duncan is looking at ways to address food insecurity through education. Join us as we take a look inside the work to explore food insecurity and Tennessee Tech University. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Basic Education Plan With Jennifer Eislander

Overton County teacher Jennifer Eislander discusses the new Basic Education Plan Governor Bill Lee’s new funding formula for public education faced some of its toughest questions so far this week as the legislature bore down into the details. Overton County teach Jennifer Eislander has spent a lot of time in the last several weeks trying herself to get answers to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Severe Weather Preparation

Learn how to prepare for severe weather with Putnam Co EMA Director Tyler Smith. March is that time of the year when severe weather begins across our region. Cold temperatures, then warm temperatures, lots of wind – they all come into play as does moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. How should your family prepare for the severe weather season? ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee School Funding With Tennessee SCORE

Tennessee SCORE’s David Mansouri discusses the new education funding formula. Legislative committees on Capitol Hill in Nashville took their first in depth look at the Governor’s new funding formula for state education. We go inside that formula with the head of Tennessee SCORE – a group that wants to sustain and increase Tennessee’s growth in academic achievement. Its President and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Tornadoes

Tennessee Knoxville’s Kelsey Ellis discusses nighttime tornadoes in Tennessee. This week marks the anniversary of the tragic tornadoes that killed 19 across the Upper Cumberland. Research is going on at the University of Tennessee to try to understand why Tennessee has more nighttime tornadoes than just about any part of the country. Kelsey Ellis is a Hazard Climatologist, and Assistant ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Food Insecurity

TTU Professor Samantha Hutson discusses the growing issue of food insecurity. There have been many struggles inside the COVID pandemic. One of those is the growing food insecurity in the United States. One estimate says food insecurity rates across the nation for families with children rose by nearly two thirds during the pandemic. Close to 1 in 5 U.S. families ... Read More »