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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Student Sexual Harassment

The issue of sexual harassment among higher education faculty and students. Whether it’s a verbal exchange or a physical encounter, sexual harassment of students pursuing higher education is a larger issue than publicly acknowledged. Tennessee Tech Professor Lindsey Upton works to understand these instances of sexual harassment that can occur and their impact on students and faculty. Today In The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Food Allergies

Working towards ending the abuse of older adults across the Upper Cumberland. For more than 12 million Americans, food allergies can ruin summer fun at the ballpark, the fair or any outing. A bag of peanuts, frozen dairy product, fresh fruit… all can cause a reaction that could range from mild to more severe and life-threatening. We get advice from ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Elder Abuse

Working towards ending the abuse of older adults across the Upper Cumberland. According to the National Council on Aging approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. Melody Miller and April Hibdon are the co-chairs for the Upper Cumberland Adult Abuse Coalition. They works with various agencies and groups to help report ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Ethics & Elected Officials

Investigating allegations of improper conduct to hold officials to standards. Our elected officials are expected to comply with the standards of ethics we’ve adopted and made law. Tennessee Citizens Action is a group that investigates allegations of improper conduct by state and local officials and work to hold them accountable when they don’t comply. Director Andy Spears talks about the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Estate Planning

The roles of medical and financial powers of attorney in estate planning. Attorney Ashley Waters discusses the steps to take and the things you need to know for estate planning for power of attorney. The aspects covered by both medical and financial and what you need to consider in appointing someone to handle your estate. Today In The Upper Cumberland ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Government Ethics

We’ve assembled a panel to discuss ethics in government and how they’re applied. The role of ethics in government is one that in recent years has come into question over how standards are applied and to what extent. Allegations of unethical behavior and scandals in the media seem to be furthering a growing divide between political party members and their ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Preparing Legal Documents

A look at things you should consider before preparing any documents like a will. Preparing for your needs and the needs of your loved ones in case something should happen to you. It’s one of those topics that many of us don’t want to spend much time thinking about, but the preparations are necessary. Attorney Henry Fincher works with clients ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Gun Control & School Safety Part Two

Part Two: Moms Demand Action members continue to discuss school safety with us. Part Two of Gun Control & School Safety. Students, parents and teachers are all struggling with the issue of how we end school shootings and make schools as safe as possible. Dealing with the potential for incidents both in the classroom and over social media, many young ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Country Music Part Two

TTU Professor James Akenson on how modern country music is inspired by its past. In the conclusion of our two-part series on Country Music, Tennessee Tech Professor James Akenson explains how the music reflected the people who listened. How the music tells a story. The men and women behind the music. And how you can still hear some of the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Country Music History

Once called Country and Western, today’s country music still echoes it’s past. Tennessee Tech Professor James Akenson has spent his career studying country music from a scholastic point of view. Akenson explains how the music reflected the people who listened. How the music tells a story. The men and women behind the music. And how you can still hear some of ... Read More »