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Today In The UC (Page) 05-11-16The Upper Cumberland. It’s where we live. It’s where we work. It’s where we raise our families. The people and organizations in our community are what make it tick. Rock 93-7 knows the impact that local organizations have on this and surrounding communities.

Each week, Rock 93-7 will have interviews with representatives of organizations that impact the Upper Cumberland.

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Higher Education Costs

Tennessee Tech President Phillip Oldham discusses the costs of higher education. A public university education used to be considered one of America’s great bargains. That has changed. Higher education scholars point to the 1980s as the start of the change when education became a hot button issue politically as a way to encourage growth. That led to some universities over-extending ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: ADHD

Dr. Daniel Donovan talks the challenges of ADHD Today In The Upper Cumberland. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or simply ADHD as many know it, is a chronic condition that affects children and adults across the world. But what are the causes? The symptoms? And what treatment options are available for parents of children who may be exhibiting signs of ADHD? Dr. Daniel ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: School Immunizations

Coordinated School Health Department members discuss immunizations for school. The calendar rolling quickly toward August, and back to school time. In fact, the first day of school for the Upper Cumberland is just hours away. Getting kids medically prepared for school is on the to-do list of a lot of Upper Cumberland parents this weekend. Immunizations up to date? We ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: CBD, Hemp, & Marijuana

District Attorney Bryant Dunaway talks the legality of CBD, Hemp, and Marijuana. You walk into a chain store and you see CBD oil. CBD stores popping up – hemp available for sale. You ask yourself, “Has marijuana been legalized?” The simple answer is no, but that may be the only simple part of a changing landscape surrounding marijuana and hemp. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Paying For College

Marilyn Mullinix and CHS counselors talk affording the rising costs of college. The average college student will graduate today with a diploma, and more than 28 thousand dollars in college debt. 20 years ago, that number stood at 12 thousand dollars. So as the mom or dad who wants your children to go to college, how do you afford the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tennessee Tech Football

Coach Dewayne Alexander joins to talk about Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football A three time letter winner at Tennessee Tech, Dewayne Alexander wants to be coaching on this campus, and he wants to be in this area. It shows on his resume from playing and coaching at Tech to leading the football program in Jackson County, or the entire athletic ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Rural Healthcare

Rural Health Association of TN’s Rebecca Jolley discusses rural health issues. With discussions ongoing about what to do with Celina’s hospital, rural healthcare remains top of mind in our region. There are no easy answers. But there is an organization in our state looking to address rural health issues. Issues specific to our way of life. The Rural Health Association ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville High’s New Principal

This week, meet Cookeville High’s new principal Today In The Upper Cumberland. When students return to Cookeville High School in a few weeks, they will be greeted by a new man in charge. Max Petett comes to Cookeville from across the border in southern Kentucky at Monroe County High School. He will look to bring stability to the principal spot ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: SeedFork Of The Highlands

SeedFork Of The Highlands’ Rodney Laulo talks growing, and eating local foods. It’s been called a “food revolution.” A return to America’s food roots – away from large corporate farms. Food done locally. Food done at home. Grow it. Harvest it. Consume it. The Upper Cumberland many came to know this phenomenon through SeedFork Of The Highlands, and the annual ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Community Options

Community Options’ Jeanette Preece talks creating individual job & care options Since 2004, Community Options has worked to develop housing and employment opportunities for those with disabilities. At its core, the organization wants to focus on the individual, crafting a situation that works best for the needs of the disabled person. Community Options Executive Director is Jeanette Preece. Today In ... Read More »