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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: Sexting

The growing number of teens engaging in sexting, messages with sexual content. It’s risky behavior that exposes them to potential predators, bullying among their peers and often a sense of shame. Messages, images and in some cases videos of a sexual nature or with explicit content.  Cookeville High School guidance counselor Lori Strode and Detective Roger Cooper with the Putnam ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cyber Security Part Two

The second half of our look at cyber security threats with TTU’s Eric Brown. We continue our conversation with Eric Brown, Assistant Director of Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center or CEROC. We continue our discussion of cyber security threats to businesses and in your home with potential threats and what you could to safeguard yourself. Today In ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cyber Security

Raising awareness and offering education to prevent cyber security threats. Eric Brown works at Tennessee Tech as assistant director of Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center. He works alongside his counterparts to educate others on how to secure their data. We discuss things you should know about cybersecurity threats, how they happen and what’s being done to prevent them. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Growth

More housing and businesses coming to our area but are we ready? The growth over the last few years has been at an increasing in Putnam and surrounding counties in the Upper Cumberland. With all of these new homes and apartments, businesses and more people relocating, the issue of growth is… growing. Are the public works, utilities and infrastructure we ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Comprehensive Pain Clinics Closing

The potential for health risks as several pain clinics close across Tennessee. Comprehensive Pain Specialists recently announced that 21 of their clinics across the state will close at the end of July, inlcuding one in Cookeville. Director Barbara Kanapel and Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist Suzanne Angel work with the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition. They help us answer the questions ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Student Sexual Harassment

The issue of sexual harassment among higher education faculty and students. Whether it’s a verbal exchange or a physical encounter, sexual harassment of students pursuing higher education is a larger issue than publicly acknowledged. Tennessee Tech Professor Lindsey Upton works to understand these instances of sexual harassment that can occur and their impact on students and faculty. Today In The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Food Allergies

Working towards ending the abuse of older adults across the Upper Cumberland. For more than 12 million Americans, food allergies can ruin summer fun at the ballpark, the fair or any outing. A bag of peanuts, frozen dairy product, fresh fruit… all can cause a reaction that could range from mild to more severe and life-threatening. We get advice from ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Elder Abuse

Working towards ending the abuse of older adults across the Upper Cumberland. According to the National Council on Aging approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. Melody Miller and April Hibdon are the co-chairs for the Upper Cumberland Adult Abuse Coalition. They works with various agencies and groups to help report ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Ethics & Elected Officials

Investigating allegations of improper conduct to hold officials to standards. Our elected officials are expected to comply with the standards of ethics we’ve adopted and made law. Tennessee Citizens Action is a group that investigates allegations of improper conduct by state and local officials and work to hold them accountable when they don’t comply. Director Andy Spears talks about the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Estate Planning

The roles of medical and financial powers of attorney in estate planning. Attorney Ashley Waters discusses the steps to take and the things you need to know for estate planning for power of attorney. The aspects covered by both medical and financial and what you need to consider in appointing someone to handle your estate. Today In The Upper Cumberland ... Read More »