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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: Gun Violence And Mental Health

Upper Cumberland mental health leaders talk gun violence & mental health reform. The death of 50 people at two New Zealand mosques this week remind us that gun violence can strike anywhere, anytime. And when these type of events happen, we ask oursevles why or what can be done. Changes to gun laws – that’s certainly one of the first ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Millard Oakley

Upper Cumberland treasure Millard Oakley shares stories of his life, and career. He is truly an Upper Cumberland treasure. Millard Oakley has built a life serving this region. His legal career – just one part – his political career – serving the Upper Cumberland. He’s built radio stations. He’s helped lead Tennesee Tech. He saw the need for a new ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Civil War Reenactments

Jim & Theresa Loftis share their interest in the American Revolution & Civil War Jim and Theresa Loftis enjoy learning history by recreating it. They have spent years exploring the roots of everything from the American Revolution to the Civil War. In particular, how those times in the 1700 and 1800s played out here in the Upper Cumberland. Sometimes history ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Educator Training

Tennessee Tech’s Julie Baker discusses training and education for newer teachers Tennessee Tech trains the greatest number of teachers in the State of Tennessee. As the leader in educator training, the staff at Tennessee Tech understands the challenges facing teachers today, and their own challenge. Many young people are dismissing teaching as a profession. So Tennessee Tech’s administrators and professors ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail

Barbra Tollison shares the history and story of the Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail No doubt you’ve seen signs, you’ve probably seen patterns on the sides of barns, but did you know how the Upper Cumberland Quilt Trails came to be? It’s one of those Upper Cumberland treasures. A project that celebrates our history. One of those behind the project – ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Legal Aid Society

Marla Williams talks providing legal aid to vulnerable residents across our area 32 attornies, 48 counties across the state of Tennessee served. A non-profit lawfirm designed to help low income citizens in 5 different practice areas. It is the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. The Society gives vulnerable residents across our area an advocate. Marla Williams ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Highlands Chamber & Teacher Shortage Part 2

Lilian Hargrove talks the teacher shortage in the US & what’s being done at home From 2007 to 2016, the American Association of Colleges For Teacher Education reported a 23% decline in the number of people who completed Teacher Preparation programs across the United States. There are many estimates that by 2020 and beyond, America could be facing a significant ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Highlands Chamber & Teacher Shortage

Lilian Hargrove talks the teacher shortage in the US & what’s being done at home Discouraged by colleagues. Unhappy with working conditions. Dissatisfaction with parents. Some of the reasons that more and more young people are turning away from education as a career. That’s leading to a coming teacher shortage across the United States. Here at home, work underway to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Preserving History

Glenn Jones discusses his link to history and why he chooses to preserve history Glenn Jones may manage the Putanm County Archives, but his link to history goes so much further than that. In fact, it goes back to his years growing up. And ever since then, when Glenn Jones sees something of historic value, he wants to see it ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Moore Historical Consulting

Carver Moore shares his love of history, & how Moore Historical Consulting began Consultants are a common part of today’s business world. But you may not realize there are historical consultants. These are men and women – professional historians – for hire. American Historical Association notes there is a growing demand nationwide for historical consultants. So what do they do? ... Read More »