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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: Updates With Congressman John Rose

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Congressman John Rose discusses ARPA funding for counties, and vaccines mandates  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Congressman John Rose. They discuss what some of the top issues are that he is currently hearing from his constituents, the American Rescue Plan, its funding, and what the timeline is looking ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Upperman Baseball Head Coach

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Upperman Baseball Head Coach Wes Shanks talks coaching, tradition, and community  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with Upperman Baseball Head Coach Wes Shanks. They discuss what it was like growing up in Baxter for him, what it means to him to be a part of Upperman’s athletic program and ... Read More »

Local Matters With Tiffany Anton: GoKnee

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Learn about GoKnee & how it assists in knee surgery recovery with Shehla Rooney.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Tiffany Anton meets with Shehla Rooney, owner of GoKnee, and former physical therapist. They discuss what GoKnee is and how it assists in the knee surgery recovery process, the decisions that led to ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Tennessee Tech University Director Of News And Communications

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Meet and get to know TTU’s new Director of News and Communications, Joe Fisher.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Joe Fisher, the relatively new Director of News and Communications at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss his background and what brought him to TTU, the start up experience ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Cookeville High School Athletic Director

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Get to know the life of Cookeville High School Athletic Director Steve Robbins.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with Steve Robbins, Athletic Director at Cookeville High School. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted CHS Athletics and where their program currently stands heading into the fall 2021 semester, what ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Meet Terry Randolph

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Learn about the coaching and teaching career of former coach Terry “TR” Randolph  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks sits down with Terry “TR” Randolph, former local educator, coach, and businessman. They discuss the impact that they bot had on each other while he coached Sam growing up, what it means ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: LEAPS & 21st CCLC

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Learn more about the LEAPS, 21st CCLC, and other programs with Brenda Hughett.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell meets with Brenda Hughett, Extended Learning Programs Coordinator for the Putnam County School System. They discuss her background and career and what brought her to the Upper Cumberland area, what the LEAPS ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Putnam County 4-H

Learn about Putnam County’s 4-H program with agents Melissa Henry & Trent Jones.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with Melissa Henry and Trent Jones, 4-H Agents with the Putnam County Agricultural UT Extension Office in Cookeville. They discuss what 4-H is, what TTU’s involvement with the program has ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Tennessee Tech University Director Of Athletics

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Get to know the Tennessee Tech University Director Of Athletics – Mark Wilson.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with Mark Wilson, Director Of Athletics at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss the importance of TTU gaining its first Athletic Director with his hiring in 2004 and how it shaped athletics ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Putnam County Schools & Summer Learning

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Jill Ramsey and Dr. Diana Wood recap Putnam County’s summer learning experiences  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell talks with Jill Ramsey and Dr. Diana Wood with Putnam County Schools. They discuss their backgrounds and the roles that they play in the Putnam County School System, a recap of the summer ... Read More »