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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: Trauma

Learn about the Putnam County Resilience Coalition with TTU’s Elizabeth Ramsey. A group of community leaders came together to form the Putnam County Resilience Coalition. Their goal is to raise awareness of trauma informed care in the community. How does that impact all of us, and what efforts are underway? Elizabeth Ramsey is an Assistant Professor of Human Ecology at ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Conflict

Two Upper Cumberland counselors tackle the issue of “Why is America so angry?” Simply do a web search about why is America mad all the time, and you get headline after headline – “Why Americans are so angry at each other,” “The source of America’s rising rage,” “The roots of American rage,” “Why Americans are so angry about everything.” It ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Rural Reimagined Pt 2

TTU’s Dr. Michael Aikens discusses the university’s Rural Reimagined initiative. Forging a new relationship between the university and the community – that’s what Rural Reimagined is all about. The program started in the communities of the Upper Cumberland, then expanded all across the state. We continue our conversation with Dr. Michael Aikens, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Today In The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Rural Reimagined

TTU’s Dr. Michael Aikens discusses the university’s Rural Reimagined initiative. Tennessee Tech has always been a driver for the Upper Cumberland, but in recent years leadership has taken a look at how the relationship might be different. Are there different ways that Tennessee Tech could serve as an economic driver for the Upper Cumberland? Today we introduce you to the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Human Fund

Learn more about the Cookeville Human Fund with police officer Marc deClaire. They are the men and women who come face to face with so many of the issues our neighbors and friends deal with. They are police. The question became, “How do you deal with some of those issues?” That led to the creation of the Cookeville Human Fund ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Overton County Heritage Museum

Learn more about the Overton County Heritage Museum with Director Paula Stover. The Memorial Day weekend is partly about starting summer, the unofficial beginning to the summer season. It’s also about remembering – thinking about those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Looking back at our history – that’s something they do everyday at the Overton County Heritage ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Jobs And Housing Pt 2

Megan Spurgeon, Charles Cobb, and Jeremiah Miller tackle UC jobs and housing. A recent survey named homelessness, mental health access, better paying jobs, higher quality jobs, and access to affordable housing as the top five issues facing the Upper Cumberland at this point. Today we continue our conversation on three of those topics, jobs and housing, with three experts from ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Jobs And Housing

Megan Spurgeon, Charles Cobb, and Jeremiah Miller tackle UC jobs and housing. The Upper Cumberland Development District recently polled Upper Cumberland residents about the biggest issues facing our area at this point. Among the issues described – better jobs, higher paying jobs, and more access to affordable housing. How do we look at these topics, and what are possible solutions? ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Professional Mediation

Learn about the world of professional mediation with Cookeville’s Mark Travis. We seem to live in a society where disagreement is rampant. No one can agree on anything, or discuss anything, without it becoming ugly quickly. For some, the art of finding agreement is a profession. We introduce you to Cookeville’s Mark Travis, a professional mediator. Today In The Upper ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Regional Medical Center Job Fair

Buffy Key, Becky Hull, and Jeremiah Miller discuss CRMC’s upcoming job fair. Cookeville Regional Medical Center needs workers. There are workers across the Upper Cumberland who need a job. The American Job Center coming together with Cookeville Regional for a unique approach to a job fair Tuesday. We’re joined by Buffy Key, Cookeville Regional’s Interim CEO, Becky Hull of the ... Read More »