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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: Domestic Violence Survivors Pt 2

Domestic violence survivors share their stories to help others with their words. The number of domestic violence cases across the nation and here at home rose significantly during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the numbers have not decreased. Today we’re focused on domestic violence, and the things that many of us don’t understand about the issue. Two ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Domestic Violence Survivors

Domestic violence survivors share their stories to help others with their words. We understand the challenge of domestic violence, but many of us often wonder about what goes into these relationships. What leads to a relationship turning violent? Why is it so difficult for the victim to leave? Did the victim ever have a chance to get out? What leads ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Highlands Residential Services

Chris Cassetty of Highlands Residential Services discusses affordable housing. The cost of housing in the Upper Cumberland, specifically in Putnam County and Cookeville, is growing as a source of concern. Is housing available for those who want it? Is affordable housing available for the workers of our region? Is our community too reliant on rental property? Enter Highlands Residential Services, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Avalon Center

Avalon Center’s Lacie Norris & LaChelle Lee help us understand domestic violence Understanding domestic violence means going beyond just putting yourself in the shoes of the victim. Hearing the decisions that they face. Seeing the realities of what goes on in trying to make those decisions. And understanding the ways in which their views of reality have been changed by ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Long Term Rebuilding

Cookeville-Putnam Co Tornado Committee members discuss long term rebuilding. The restoration of Putnam County following the March tornado. The work continues. It’s now in a different phase – we’re looking at the long term impacts, and we’re still making sure that those who suffered damage during the tornado are ready to rebuild and have all the tools available that they ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Overton County Recovery Court Pt 2

Judge Daryl Colson discusses the details of the Overton County Recovery Court. Drug recovery courts offer non-violent offenders a place to get back on their feet. In the Upper Cumberland, one such court operates in Overton County. We continue our exploration of how recovery courts work, the requirements that are involved, and the success rate with Overton County Judge Daryl ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Overton County Recovery Court

Judge Daryl Colson discusses the details of the Overton County Recovery Court. The Overton County Recovery Court serves as a collaboration between the DA’s office, probation, treatment providers, and the General Sessions Court Judge. The Court provides successful alternative sentencing to non-violent misdemeanor drug offenders. It also keeps jail space open for those who do break the law. Leading the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tornado Aftermath Pt 2

We continue to examine the lessons learned from the March 3rd tornado aftermath. As we move into the fall, another phase of the tornado aftermath begins. That is assessment, and what comes next. What plans need to be put in place for the next storm or some other type of disaster? We continue our conversation with Tyler Smith, Putnam County ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tornado Aftermath

This week, we examine the lessons learned from the March 3rd tornado aftermath. The clean up and support have been big parts of the tornado aftermath since the March storms roared through Putnam County. Another part of the aftermath has been assessment. What lessons were learned? What things need to be done better? Today we examine those lessons from emergency ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Genesis House

Program manager Denise Dillon discusses the services offered at Genesis House. One in four women, and one in ten men, experience domestic violence. It can take various forms – physical, emotional, sexual, or psychological. And the domestic violence cases across the nation have increased exponentially during the COVID-19 outbreak. That’s certainly been the case in the Upper Cumberland as well. ... Read More »