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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 Sam Brooks: Dr. Michael Torrence & Basketball

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Motlow State Community College President Dr. Michael Torrence talks basketball.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks sits down with Dr. Michael Torrence, President of Motlow State Community College. They discuss his family and how sports are intertwined within his family, how he first got into playing competitive basketball at a young ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Cookeville Rotary Excellence In Teaching 2022 Award Recipient

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Meet Cookeville Rotary Excellence In Teaching 2022 Award Recipient Stephen Simmons  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Stephen Simmons, 4th Grade teacher at Capshaw Elementary School in Cookeville, and the 1st place recipient of the Rotary Club of Cookeville’s Excellence In Teaching Award for 2022. They discuss his ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Cookeville CityScape & Small Business With Jodi Pitts

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Find out what’s happening in Cookeville with CityScape Board Member Jodi Pitts.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with Cookeville CityScape Board Member Jodi Pitts. They discuss the success of the recent Taste Of The Town event, more details surrounding the upcoming fundraiser for the Cream City sign in ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Catching Up With TTU Football’s David Gist

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Catch up with Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Running Back David “DayDay” Gist.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with David “DayDay” Gist, Running Back for Tennessee Tech University Football. They discuss his previous season coming off of an injury, having an extra year of eligibility to play football at TTU, ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: TTU College Of Education & National Teacher Appreciation Week

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Learn more about National Teacher Appreciation Week with TTU’s Dr. Lisa Zagumny.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell talks with Dr. Lisa Zagumny, Dean of the College of Education at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss what National Teacher Appreciation Week is, how it’s celebrated at TTU, common feedback and experiences that ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: New Cumberland County Director Of Schools

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Billy Stepp discusses his upcoming role as Cumberland County Director Of Schools  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers meets with Billy Stepp, the current Upperman High School Principal, and the new, upcoming Cumberland County Director Of Schools. They discuss how May Day and the prom went for Upperman High School, his ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Cookeville Lady Cavaliers Basketball Head Coach & Players

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Jamie Gillies, Jordan Gillies, and Cassie Gallagher discuss the Lady Cavaliers.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with Cookeville High School Lady Cavaliers Basketball Head Coach Jamie Gillies, and players Jordan Gillies and Cassie Gallagher. They discuss what it’s like being seen as role models to younger students and players ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Cybersecurity Education & Cookeville High School Pt 2

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Find out more about the Cookeville High School Cybersecurity Team and classes.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell continues to sit down with Cookeville High School Cybersecurity instructor Scott Waites, and Cookeville High School Cybersecurity Team members and students Nathan Papa, Landon Byrge, and John Reagan. They discuss how the Cybersecurity ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: City Of Livingston Updates

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Mayor Curtis Hayes provides recent updates on Livingston, growth, and ARPA funds  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with Curtis Hayes, Mayor of the City of Livingston. They discuss what led to him deciding to be a public servant, and running for City Council, and eventually Mayor, growth in ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Meet Coach Gerald Brown Pt 2

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Get to know the life, and playing and coaching careers of Coach Gerald Brown.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks continues to sit down with Coach Gerald Brown. They discuss what it was like when he first came to Tennessee Tech University as a coach, how the game of football has ... Read More »