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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: Putnam County UT Extension Office

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Office Director Michelle Parrott discusses the Putnam County UT Extension Office  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers meets with Michelle Parrott, Extension Office director for the Putnam County UT Extension Office. They discuss what the Extension Office does and the services that they provide, how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted office operations, ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Transitioning From High School To College Football

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Bridgett and Nate Carwile on transitioning from high school to college football.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks sits down with Bridgett Carwile, and her son, Nate Carwile. They discuss the process that Nate went through from playing football in high school to signing a National Letter of Intent with Maryville ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Putnam County Summer Learning & Bridge Camps

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Putnam County Schools’ Jill Ramsey discusses the Summer Learning & Bridge Camps.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Jill Ramsey, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for Putnam County Schools. They discuss Putnam County Schools’ Summer Learning Camp and Bridge Camp and how they intend to address learning loss ... Read More »

Local Matters With Michael Detwiler: Meet Azurae Redmon

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Meet Azurae Johnson Redmon, the Executive Director of Young, Black & Widowed. Content hosted by iono.fm Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Michael Detwiler talks with the Executive Director and Founder of Young, Black & Widowed – Azurae Johnson Redmon. They discuss the events in her life that led to her founding her nonprofit ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Putnam County 911 & Emergency Management Agency

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Learn about Putnam County 911 and Emergency Management Agency with Brandon Smith  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Brandon Smith from Putnam County 911, and the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency. They discuss his transition into his current Emergency Management Agency position, updates on Putnam County 911, how dispatch ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Meet CHS Principal Max Petett

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Get to know the life and coaching career of Cookeville High Principal Max Petett  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with Cookeville High School Principal Max Petett. They discuss his coaching career and the various sports that he used to coach, his time playing football in school and the success ... Read More »

Local Matters With Michael Detwiler: Tabitha Merritt & Peachtree Learning Center

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Learn about Peachtree Learning Center and their upcoming event with Eric Metaxas Content hosted by iono.fm Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Michael Detwiler sits down with Tabitha Merritt, Director of the Peachtree Learning Center in Cookeville. They discuss how she became involved with the Peachtree Learning Center, the various classes and programs that ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Workforce Development & Communications Pt 2

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Kaitlin Salyer and Allison Boshears continue to discuss workforce development.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers meets with Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Director of Workforce Development, Kaitlin Salyer, and Director of Communications, Allison Boshears. They discuss the topic of recruiting and what their roles are in recruiting businesses, how they ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Basketball & Family

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Upperman Boys Basketball Head Coach Bobby McWilliams discusses sports and family  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with Bobby McWilliams, Boys Basketball Head Coach at Upperman High School in Baxter. They discuss where he grew up and what brought him to Tennessee Tech University, the importance of family, having their ... Read More »

Local Matters With Tiffany Anton: The Munkey Wrench

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Find out the story behind The Munkey Wrench in Cookeville with owner Bruce Heard  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Tiffany Anton talks with Bruce Heard, owner of The Munkey Wrench in Cookeville. They discuss how the gallery and shop came to be, how his love of tinkering with things influenced that decision, ... Read More »