Local Matters

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±27 min episodes every day  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
Education, Sports, Faith & Everything In Between

Originating from News Talk 94.1 the show 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.

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14
JAN

Ben Rodgers & Putnam County Sheriff's Department 2022 Updates

Ben Rodgers meets with Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris. They discuss how the holiday season went for the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, and how they handled the inclement, snowy weather that recently impacted the area, what his role as President of the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association entails, and how his tenure has gone so far, as well as updates on the new Putnam County Jail currently being built.

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13
JAN

Sam Brooks & Meet Melanie Bussell

Sam Brooks and Michael Bowen talk with Melanie Bussell. They discuss her family and their ties to school sports in the area, her time paying sports in high school, and how that led to her signing a scholarship to continue playing in college, as well as the coaches who influenced and inspired her the most throughout her sports playing career.

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12
JAN

Tiffany Anton & Meet Kelly Judd

Tiffany Anton talks with Kelly Judd, General Manager of Perfect-Roof LLC, and Founder of Upper Cumberland Events. They discuss what Upper Cumberland is, and the areas that they focus on serving, what led him to branch out into entrepreneurship and start his own business, as well as what Perfect-Roof LLC is, and the various services that they provide.

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11
JAN

Bob Bell & Combining Nursing And Engineering At TTU

Bob Bell sits down with Tennessee Tech University School of Nursing member Dr. Melissa Geist, and School of Engineering members Dr. Andy Pardue and Dr. Robby Sanders. They discuss the Clinical Immersion at Disciplinary Interfaces course at TTU, what it is, how it combines nursing and engineering, the role that 3D printing plays in the curriculum, and how the various Colleges & Schools at TTU are able to come together and assist one another on their respective projects.

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06
JAN

Sam Brooks & Meet James Massengille

Sam Brooks and Michael Bowen meet with James Massengille of Overton County and Cumberland University fame. They discuss his time growing up and playing football and baseball in Livingston, what brought him to Cumberland University, as well as his experience serving on the search committee for Cookeville High School's new Head Football Coach, what the process was like, and how they landed on Taylor Hennigan as CHS's new Head Football Coach.

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04
JAN

Bob Bell & Dr. Phil Oldham And Tennessee Tech University

Bob Bell talks with Tennessee Tech University President Dr. Phil Oldham. They discuss several of the new buildings that have opened on campus over the past year, who some of the star alumni from TTU have been over the years, and what they have gone to achieve in their lives, as well as the plans to renovate Tucker Stadium, and introduce a football operations center at the school.

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30
DEC
2021

Sam Brooks & New Cookeville High School Head Football Coach

Sam Brooks and Michael Bowen sit down with new Cookeville High School Head Football Coach Taylor Hennigan, and CHS Principal Max Pettet. They discuss Taylor's time growing up in Cookeville, his family's history with sports, how it feels to be the new CHS Head Football Coach, the value that football programs bring to the area, and the importance of getting local kids involved in the sport, as well as the legacy that former Head Coach Jimmy Maynord leaves, and what the hiring process was like trying to fill the role of Head Coach at CHS.

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28
DEC
2021

Bob Bell & The Role Of Principal

Bob Bell meets with Dr. Bubba Winningham, Principal of Algood Middle School, and Dr. Melissa Palk, Principal of Northeast Elementary School in Cookeville. They discuss the prevalence of Tennessee Tech University Alumni coming to work in education in the Putnam County School System, how TTU prepared both of them for their respective positions, the importance that they each place on inspiring the students and faculty of their schools, as well as what a typical day is like for each of them as principals.

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23
DEC
2021

Sam Brooks & Meet David Sadler

Sam Brooks meets with David Sadler, of Overton County sports fame. They discuss his time growing up in Livingston, his time playing football in college, along with his struggles with alcoholism as a young adult, and how he uses his life experiences and struggles to speak to classes, and help motivate athletes to make good decisions.

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22
DEC
2021

Tiffany Anton & Meet Jess Lewis

Tiffany Anton sits down with Jess Lewis, Director of Marketing at The Biz Foundry in Cookeville, and owner of Knockout Print Shop. They discuss what Knockout Print Shop is, and the planner accessory products that they provide, what marketing means to her, how she recommends business owners approach their own methods of marketing, as well as how she became involved with The Biz Foundry, and why she enjoys getting to work with and support local entrepreneurs and business owners.

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21
DEC
2021

Bob Bell & White Plains Academy

Bob Bell sits down with Joe Matheney, Principal of White Plains Academy in Algood. They discuss the mission of White Plains Academy, what his position as Principal entails, the curriculum that students experience, and the various programs that are available to students during their time there, as well as highlighting several key members of the White Plains Academy faculty.

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17
DEC
2021

Ben Rodgers & Updates And Growth In Baxter

Ben Rodgers sits down with Baxter Mayor John Martin. They discuss the city's recent awarding of Community of the Year by the Upper Cumberland Development District, the developments that led to that nomination, new housing developments and growth in the city, and the various types of growing pains that will need to be addressed as the city continues to grow, as well as how Baxter came into possession of the L&N Caboose from the Cookeville Depot Museum.

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