Local Matters

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±26 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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18
JUN

Ben Rodgers & The Legacy Of Bill Rodgers Pt 1

Ben Rodgers sits down with his father and brother to Bill Rodgers, Larry Rodgers, former State Representative and White County Mayor Charlie Curtiss, Putnam County Attorney Jeff Jones, and Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter. On the 15th anniversary of his uncle Bill Rodgers passing away, Ben and his guests discuss Bill's 37 year career in public service, the various roles that he served under, and the long lasting impact that he had on county governments across the Upper Cumberland.

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17
JUN

Sam Brooks & New Upperman Volleyball Head Coach

Sam Brooks sits down with Barbie Cook, the new Volleyball Head Coach at Upperman High School. They discus her family and growing up playing sports, how her coaches influenced her and the life lessons that she learned from playing under them, as well as the importance of continuing to play a sport during the off season to continue to develop more skills.

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16
JUN

Tiffany Anton & Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles

Tiffany Anton talks with Lewis Matheney with Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. They discuss the story behind the store's name, what kinds of various books and other items they sell there, his time living in New York as an actor and artist, and the lessons he learned from his time there, as well as details surrounding the performance and recording space that the store will offer to local songwriters and musicians.

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15
JUN

Bob Bell & Motlow State Community College

Bob Bell meets with Dr. Michael Torrence, President of Motlow State Community College. They discuss his background and the story of his educational career, the importance of having a sense of belonging and how Motlow State's campus aims to provide that for students, the value of technology and technical skills in education, and how the college prioritizes those subjects with its faculty and students.

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11
JUN

Ben Rodgers & Jackson County 2022 Budget

Ben Rodgers talks with Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady. They discuss current issues with workforce development and how the county is addressing the shortage, the current outlook for the county's 2022 fiscal year budget, as well as where the county currently stands in regards to receiving and utilizing the American Rescue Plan funding.

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10
JUN

Sam Brooks & Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle Golf Club

Sam Brooks meets with Matt Manzaro, Head Golf Pro at the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle Golf Club, and former Golden Eagle golfer. They discuss the upcoming annual Golden Eagle Scramble Tournament, the value of playing sports with family and being able to support one another, as well as an overview of his time playing golf at TTU.

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09
JUN

Tiffany Anton & J&S Construction Company, Inc.

Tiffany Anton sits down with Josh Stites, President of J&S Construction Company, Inc. in Cookeville. They discuss what the construction company is, the services that they provide and specialize in, what it was like for him going into his family's multi-generational business, as well as some of the changes that he has implemented to help move the company forward.

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08
JUN

Bob Bell & History, Memorial Day, And The Upper Cumberland

Bob Bell sits down with Dr. Jeff Roberts, Chairman of the Department of History at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss the history of Memorial Day including why it was create and how it has evolved over the years, the Upper Cumberland during the Civil War, and the various historical figures that came from that time period, as well as an overview of TTU's History Department, and the various courses, programs, and services that they offer.

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07
JUN

Michael Detwiler & Meet District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway

Michael Detwiler talks with District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway. They discuss his early life growing up, what got him into practicing law, his family, how he manages to separate his work life from his home life, as well as how he and his office handle tackling major issues such as child, and substance abuse cases.

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04
JUN

Ben Rodgers & White County 2022 Budget

Ben Rodgers meets with White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. They discuss the White County budget for the 2022 fiscal year, how his previous role as a County Commissioner prepared him for the role of County Executive, as well as details surrounding American Rescue Plan funding, and what the process has been like trying to access and receive those funds.

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03
JUN

Sam Brooks & Meet Wayne Cravens

Sam Brooks sits down with Wayne Cravens, former Golden Eagle Football player at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss his family and children, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted schools, athletics, and businesses and how it may continue to do so moving forward, as well as how he got into sports, and how playing influenced and matured him in life.

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02
JUN

Tiffany Anton & Imagine Foundry

Tiffany Anton meets with Jessa Hershner, Executive Director and Founder of Imagine Foundry in Cookeville, and Board Member, Katherine Dubray. They discuss what Imagine Foundry is, the various labs and workshops that they have available, how they plan lessons and safety procedures around the different age ranges that come to use the maker space, as well as how they assist makers of all ages develop their business skills and ideas.

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