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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.

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Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Tennessee General Assembly In 2021

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Senator Paul Bailey discusses the first part of the General Assembly’s session.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with State Senator Paul Bailey. They discuss his health and recovery following a recent horse riding accident, details surrounding the first part of the Tennessee General Assembly’s legislative session, the budget that ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Cookeville Fire Chief & Basketball

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Meet Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair, and learn how basketball impacted him.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks sits down with Daryl Blair, Cookeville Fire Chief, and former Cookeville High School basketball player. They discuss his time growing up in Cookeville, how playing basketball in school impacted him, how his coaches ... Read More »

Local Matters With Tiffany Anton: BurgerFit

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Discover the entrepreneurial career of BurgerFit owner and founder, Alane Boyd.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Tiffany Anton sits down with Alane Boyd, owner and founder of BurgerFit. They discuss where the concept for BurgerFit came from and what led to her finally pursuing the idea, what it was like running a ... Read More »

Local Matters With Michael Detwiler: Meet Dr. Michael Torrence

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Get to know the life of Motlow State Community College’s Dr. Michael Torrence. Content hosted by iono.fm Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Michael Detwiler sits down with Dr. Michael Torrence, President of Motlow State Community College. They discuss where he grew up and where his journey into education began, how he became involved ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Smith County 2022 Budget

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Learn about Smith County’s 2022 fiscal year budget with County Mayor Jeff Mason.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason. They discuss Smith County’s Budget Committee, and what their meeting procedures are like throughout the year, what revenue projections for the 2022 fiscal year ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Tennessee Tech University Football Head Coach

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Meet TTU Football Head Coach Dewayne Alexander, and how his team overcame 2020.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with Dewayne Alexander, Head Football Coach for Tennessee Tech University. They discuss what originally brought him to Tennessee Tech as a student and player, how he got his start in education, ... Read More »

Local Matters With Tiffany Anton: FirstBank Plateau Regional President

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Learn about FirstBank’s services with Plateau Regional President, Scott Garrett.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Tiffany Anton talks with Scott Garrett, Plateau Regional President of FirstBank. They discuss the philosophy that FirstBank operates on to help separate them from larger banks, how the bank works with and impacts the small business communities ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Prescott South Elementary School & STEM Education

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Dr. Catherine Jones & Kattie Stevens discuss STEM at Prescott South Elementary.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Principal Dr. Catherine Jones, and STEM teacher Kattie Stevens with Prescott South Elementary School in Cookeville. They discuss the background and history of Prescott South, how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted ... Read More »

Local Matters With Michael Detwiler: Meet Houston Jared

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Meet PG Fellowship’s Pastor Houston Jared & the challenges he’s overcome in life Content hosted by iono.fm Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Michael Detwiler meets with Pastor Houston Jared, pastor of PG Fellowship in Buffalo Valley. They discuss his life growing up and the various challenges that he has faced in life, his ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Breaking Down Putnam County’s Property Reappraisal

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Property Assessor Steve Pierce breaks down Putnam County’s recent reappraisal.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Putnam County Property Assessor Steve Pierce. They discuss the roll out of appraisal notices from the Assessor’s Office to Putnam County property owners, how the county works with the state during the reappraisal ... Read More »