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Local Matters deals with community issues and interests that affect listeners closer to home. With topics from major events across the nation and how they impact our area to interesting people and figures from across the Upper Cumberland. Local Matters is where local, matters.

Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday at 8am on News Talk 94.1.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Upperman High School Principal & New Cumberland County Schools Director

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Principal Billy Stepp shares recent updates and accomplishments at Upperman High.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell talks with Billy Stepp, Principal of Upperman High School, and the upcoming Director of Cumberland County Schools. They discuss his new role as Director of Cumberland County Schools, the success that Upperman’s sports teams ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: City Of Cookeville Updates & Fourth Of July Events

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Mayor Ricky Shelton talks city updates, and Cookeville’s Red, White, and Boom.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with City of Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton. They discuss the approval of the recent first budget reading, and the benefits that city and county employees can expect as a result, the ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Putnam County Future Ready VITAL Program

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Sam Brooks and Shannon Pirtle discuss Putnam County’s Future Ready VITAL Program  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Sam Brooks, Future Ready Supervisor for the Putnam County School System, and Shannon Pirtle, Principal of the VITAL Online School. They discuss what Future Ready and the VITAL Program are, ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Putnam County Library Director & Operations

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Learn more about Putnam County Library operations with Director Kathryn Wisinger  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Kathryn Wisinger, the newly appointed Director of the Putnam County Library. They discuss her background, what made her want to go into education, how the library is funded, and how the city ... Read More »