Saturday, April 1, 2023
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The Scene: New Appalachian Center For Craft Program Manager

Meet new Program Manager for the Appalachian Center For Craft, Ashley Lusiettot.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with painter, sculptor, and the new Program Manager for the Appalachian Center For Craft, Ashley Lusiettot. They discuss her background coming from Wisconsin, her preferred mediums of painting and sculpting, as well as her style of art, as well ... Read More »

Peachtree Learning: Explore Peachtree’s Mission With Founding Director, Shoni Smith

Shoni Smith, the Founding Director of Peachtree Learning, explores the roots of Peachtree’s mission. Peachtree Learning Center in Cookeville, is a non-profit Fine Arts Center serving families and children with high quality instruction in all visual & performing arts and heritage crafts. Their goal is to train students to express their creative gifts and become light in our culture to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Water & Sewer Infrastructure

Cookeville Water & Sewer Director Barry Turner discusses the city’s infrastructure As the Upper Cumberland continues to grow, we face issues with infrastructure – making sure we have enough, expanding infrastructure, and also replacing old infrastructure. So what about water and sewer infrastructure that dates back to The Depression? There’s some of that in Cookeville, as we find out from ... Read More »

Whence We Came: Kris & Dale Ballinger, And The Blue Sky Band

This week, Kris and Dale Ballinger discuss the history of the Blue Sky Band.  On this week’s edition of Whence We Came – Host John Owen continues to sit down with, and explore the lives of Kris and Dale Ballinger. Together they discuss their experience meeting Junior Daugherty at the World’s Fair and playing a gig with him in ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Baxter Artist Ken West

This week, get to know Baxter artist Ken West, and how he got his start in art.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Baxter artist Ken West. They discuss how his brother’s art inspired him to take up drawing, the various mediums he enjoys working in, his favorite kind of background noise and music to have ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Region Championships Night One

This week, Livingston Academy and Upperman meet in Region 4-AAA Championship. Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Livingston Academy and Upperman meet in Region 4-AAA Championship. White County and Stone Memorial meet in boys version of Region 4-AAA. Hear from them and more as we discuss high school ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Homelessness

Cookeville Vice Mayor Luke Eldridge discusses his efforts tackling homelessness. Homelessness has always been a part of Upper Cumberland life, but over the last three years, the visible signs of homelessness have increased dramatically. We explore the issues behind homelessness, and how the Upper Cumberland is trying to solve the problem with Luke Eldridge. He has spent time over the ... Read More »

Whence We Came: Kris Ballinger Pt 2

Kris Ballinger continues to share stories from her life from California to Celina  On this week’s edition of Whence We Came – Host John Owen continues to sit down with, and explore the life of Kris Ballinger. Together they discuss her trip to California to see old friends, her life living outside of Celina and building a house mostly ... Read More »