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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 Tiffany Anton: Meet Randi Strong Barksdale

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Get to know the life and career of local entrepreneur, Randi Strong Barksdale.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Tiffany Anton sits down with local entrepreneur Randi Strong Barksdale. They discuss her background and education, how her event planning business, Jet Set Planning, got its start, how she became involved with the Clover ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Elementary And Secondary School Relief Fund Board

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Lillian Hartgrove discusses the Elementary & Secondary School Relief Fund Board.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell meets with Lillian Hartgrove, Chairman of the Tennessee State Board Of Education. They discuss her appointment to the Elementary And Secondary School Relief Fund Board and the role that it serves in allocating American ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Upper Cumberland County Mayor Roundtable

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Learn more about the role of County Mayor/Executive, and what it means to serve.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers continues speaking with with White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson, Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason, Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster, and Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady. They discuss American Rescue Plan ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: New Monterey High School Head Basketball Coach

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Get to know the new Head Basketball Coach at Monterey High School – Lynus Martin  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with Lynus Martin, the new Head Basketball Coach at Monterey High School. They discuss what sports meant to him growing up in DeKalb County, his family, the sports that ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Early Post-Secondary Opportunities In Putnam County

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Learn about Early Post-Secondary Opportunities in Putnam Co with Jackie Vester.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell talks with Jackie Vester, Early Post-Secondary Opportunities (EPSOs) Specialist with Putnam County Schools. They discuss what EPSOs are and how they benefit high school students in Putnam County, the differences between Honors and EPSOs ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Redistricting Across The Upper Cumberland

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County mayors from across the Upper Cumberland discuss redistricting efforts.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson, Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason, Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster, and Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady. They discuss redistricting efforts in their respective counties, how the ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Meet Steve Medlin

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Discover the life and career of former football coach, and teacher, Steve Medlin  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with former football coach, teacher, and Putnam County Commissioner, Steve Medlin. They discuss his time growing up in Cookeville and how the town has changed over the years, his time as ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: NIET & Learning Loss

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Learn about the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching and learning loss.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Dr. Sharon Anderson, 9-12 Curriculum Supervisor for Putnam County Schools, and Keely Potter, Regional Director for the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET). They discuss what the NIET is ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Molly Brown & The Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau

Molly Brown recaps her time with the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers meets with Molly Brown, Executive Director of the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau. They discuss her decision to leave the Bureau for a new opportunity, a recap of her time at the Bureau, the importance ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Smith County High School Girls Basketball Head Coach

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Get to know the life and coaching career of Smith County High School’s Todd Hess  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with Todd Hess, Head Coach of Smith County High School Girls Basketball. They discuss his family and his time growing up in Cookeville, how he came to coach basketball, ... Read More »