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Local Matters With Bob Bell: STEM And STE(A)M School ReDesignation Task Force

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Dr. Catherine Jones discusses the STEM & STE(A)M School ReDesignation Task Force  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Dr. Catherine Jones, Principal of Prescott South Elementary School in Cookeville. They discuss her recent appointment to the STEM and STE(A)M School ReDesignation Task Force, how they look to shape ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Tennessee College Of Applied Technology Livingston In 2021

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Jeff Slagle discusses updates & some various programs offered at TCAT Livingston  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell talks with Jeff Slagle, Vice President of Operations and Facilities at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Livingston. They discuss what his new roll as Vice President of Operations and Facilities entails ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Putnam County Parks And Recreation In 2021

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John Ross Albertson provides updates on Putnam County Parks and Rec projects.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with John Ross Albertson, Director of the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Department. They discuss recent growth in the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Department, an update on Hope Park and other ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Meet Dianne Murphy

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Get to know the life, and coaching and administrative career of Dianne Murphy.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks sits down with Cookeville native, and former Athletics Director at Columbia University in New York, Dianne Murphy. They discuss what life was like for her growing up in Cookeville and attending Tennessee ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Upperman High School & The Tennessee Purple Star School Award

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Upperman’s Billy Step and Amy Rouchon discuss the Tennessee Purple Star Award.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell meets with Upperman High School Principal Billy Stepp, and teacher, and Beta Club and Student Government sponsor, Amy Rouchon. They discuss Upperman’s recently awarded status as a Tennessee Purple Star School, what the ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Overton County Redistricting, County Commissioners, And Infrastructure

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Overton County Executive Ben Danner discusses redistricting, and infrastructure.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers meets with Overton County Executive Ben Danner. They discuss redistricting efforts in Overton County, the recently filled vacancies on the Overton County Commission, what the process is like for bringing new county commissioners on, as well ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Algood Middle School Principal

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Get to know the life and career of Algood Middle School’s Dr. Bubba Winningham.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with Dr. Bubba Winningham, Principal of Algood Middle School. They discuss his early life growing up in Cookeville, the importance of middle school sports for young student athletes, and what ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: The Month Of November, Veterans Day, And World War I Education

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Learn more about the month of November, Veterans Day, and World War I education.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell talks with Dr. Mike Birdwell, Professor of History at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss the importance of the month of November, the history of Veterans Day and with it represents, what ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Cookeville High School Head Basketball Coach

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Cookeville High School Head Basketball Coach Josh Heard talks family & coaching.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks sits down with Josh Heard, Head Basketball Coach at Cookeville High School. They discuss his early life growing up in Georgia, his family and the importance of having support from family while coaching, ... Read More »

Local Matters With Tiffany Anton: The Smoky Nights

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Gain insight into the business side of the music industry with The Smoky Nights.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Tiffany Anton talks with Lily and Anthony Nguyen, leading members of the Cookeville band The Smoky Nights. They discuss their backgrounds and what brought them to the Upper Cumberland area, the story behind ... Read More »