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Local Matters With Bob Bell: Avery Trace Middle School

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Learn about Cookeville’s Avery Trace Middle School with Principal Alma Anderson.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell meets with Alma Anderson, Principal of Avery Trace Middle School in Cookeville. They discuss Avery Trace Middle School, their involvement in the International Baccalaureate System, the common challenges of middle school for students, and ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Genealogy

Upper Cumberland local Guy Zimmerman discusses his experiences with genealogy. What once was a hobby reserved for the back corners of libraries and historical buildings is now front and center. Genealogy is big business these days thanks to the internet. But Guy Zimmerman did it the old fashioned way, and honestly, he’s thankful for that. Today In The Upper Cumberland ... Read More »

Local Matters With Caroline Moore: Meet Sculptor, Furniture Maker, And Fabricator David Fricke

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Discover the life of local sculptor, furniture maker, and fabricator David Fricke  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Caroline Moore talks with local sculptor, furniture maker, and fabricator David Fricke. They discuss his artistic upbringing, how he originally wanted to be a photographer, what he ended up getting his degree in, as well ... Read More »

The Scene: Terry Ritter & Fluid Art

Get to know fluid artist Terry Ritter, Director of the Cookeville Art Studio.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville Fluid Artist, and Director of The Cookeville Art Studio, Terry Ritter. They discuss how she got into the fluid medium over water colors and acrylics, her artistic process when beginning a new piece, as well as ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Putnam County EMS And Fire Department Updates

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Tommy Copeland and Tom Brown discuss Putnam County EMS and Fire Dept updates.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with Putnam County Emergency Medical Service Chief Tommy Copeland, and Putnam County Fire Department Chief Tom Brown. They discuss how the recent heat is affecting the jobs of both departments, ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Upperman High School Baseball Head Coach

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This week, get to know Wes Shanks, the Head Baseball Coach for the Upperman Bees  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Michael Bowen, filling in for Sam Brooks, sits down with Wes Shanks, Head Baseball Coach for the Upperman Bees. They discuss his family, what it means to come from a sports-orientated family, ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: College Of Arts And Sciences & Student Athletics At TTU

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Learn more about TTU’s College of Arts and Sciences with Dean Dr. Jeff Roberts.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Dr. Jeff Roberts, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss what the adjustment was like going from his position as Chairman ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Wildlife Pt 2

Learn about UC wildlife with TWRA Regional Wildlife Program Manager Brandon Wear From bears and wild turkeys, to coyotes, to wildlife that we don’t come in contact with very much. The Upper Cumberland is a very diverse habitat for wildlife. It is the job of TWRA to ensure that it remains that way. Brandon Wear is the Regional Wildlife Program ... Read More »

The Scene: Brandon Russell & Juneteenth Art Gallery

Learn about the Juneteenth art gallery at Soul Craft Coffee with Brandon Russell  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Brandon Russell with IMPACT Cookeville. They discuss the Juneteenth art gallery and show that he has put together for local black artists at Soul Craft Coffee in Cookeville, the history of Juneteenth, and how he’s working to ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Overton County Budget Updates

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County Executive Ben Danner provides updates on Overton County’s budget process.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Overton County Executive Ben Danner. They discuss how the budget process for Overton County is going, the ability to place School Resource Officers in Overton County schools, and the support that is ... Read More »