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High School Playbook: Teams Get Set For Early District Games

This week – Monterey boys coach Lynus Martin snags win number 300 of his career.  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. The Livingston Academy girls are off to a great start. The Clay County boys finally have their full roster to be utilized. Hear from them and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Blood Assurance

Blood Assurance’s Max Wintiz discusses the challenges of donating post-COVID. In the season of giving, we examine how giving has changed in the wake of COVID. Just this week, Blood Assurance put out an urgent request for healthy donors with so many cases of flu in our midst. It represents the increasingly difficult job of getting people to give blood, ... Read More »

Whence We Came: Rick Garrels Pt 1

Rick Garrels discusses his early life growing up, playing sports, and working.  On this week’s edition of Whence We Came – Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Rick Garrels. Together they discuss how Rick’s parents met, being born in Minnesota, and his family moving to San Antonio while his father was in the Air ... Read More »

The Scene: Erin Fennell & Furniture Art

Learn more about Smithville artist Erin Fennell, and her furniture art projects.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Smithville furniture artist Erin Fennell. They discuss how she discovered thrift stores and getting started working with spray paint after finishing nursing school, what her artistic process is like once she finds a piece that “speaks to her,” ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Focus In The Upper Cumberland Turns To Basketball

Clay Co. leaves Chattanooga as the State runner-up as focus turns to basketball.  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Clay County’s football season ends in Chattanooga as State runner-up. Warren County boys basketball has a new coach and a new look. The Van Buren County girls team ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Basketball Season Is In Full Swing

This week – York Institute Dragonettes are ready to get back to the Glass House.  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. The Clarkrange boys are ready for year two under coach McElvain. The Pickett County Bobcats revamp their style. Hear from them and more as we discuss ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Lincoln Davis Pt 2

Lincoln Davis reflects on being a politician, and the state of Washington, D.C. His tenure as Byrdstown Mayor led to the State House. That led to the House in Washington. Lincoln Davis reflects on his career as a politician, what he tried to achieve, and he looks at the current situation in Washington, D.C. – what could be done to ... Read More »

Whence We Came: Tina Francis

Tina Francis discusses her life, and her long career in Putnam County Schools.  On this week’s edition of Whence We Came – Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Tina Francis. Together they discuss her being born and raised in Cookeville, having parents that were such a different age, her 17 years at Parkview Elementary, ... Read More »

The Scene: Ed Tincher & Painting

Get to know Cookeville painter Ed Tincher, and how his childhood inspires him.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville painter Ed Tincher. They discuss his background in painting, how he thinks about each project as if he were a kid again, how things like cartoons and childhood memories inspire his work, as well as who ... Read More »

High School Playbook: UC Basketball Coaches Preview Thanksgiving Break

The Stone Memorial boys, and the DeKalb County girls are both off to hot starts.  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. The Warren County girls learn to play with a target on their back. Cumberland County girls face some tough competition to start the year. Hear from ... Read More »