Local Matters

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±28 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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Sam Brooks & Cookeville High School Asst. Football Coach

Sam Brooks talks to Marcus Walls, the defensive coordinator for the Cookeville Cavaliers football team. Marcus talks about being raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and his childhood, looking back on being recruited and how different of an experience it was, and how different it was going from being a player to being a coach and the people that had a great influence on him. 

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Bob Bell & Putnam County Schools' Tim Martin And Hannah Davis

Bob Bell meets with Putnam County Schools Deputy Director Tim Martin and Communications Director Hannah Davis. They talk about how the school year has gone and getting into the fall months,  everything that goes into school safety in Putnam County, both weather related and non-weather related, and all the great ways to get involved with the schools like the Adopt-A-School program.

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Caroline Moore & The Exceptional Bean

Caroline Moore sits down with Mary Grace Winscott, assistant manager of the Exceptional Bean in Cookeville. Mary Grace talks about her family moving to Tennessee and being around animals for most of her life, what the Exceptional Bean is and how it came to fruition, and what it's like working at the Exceptional Bean and what the customer experience is.

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Sam Brooks & Tennessee Tech Athletics Director

Sam Brooks meets with TTU's Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. Mark gives an update on how it is now getting back to a sense of normalcy coming out of Covid, what a degree from Tennessee Tech means, and an update on the football operations center project and updating Tucker Stadium's west side.

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Visit them at 215 S Jefferson Ave in Cookeville to see what they can do for your office.
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Ben Rodgers & Putnam County Road Superintendent

Ben Rodgers talks to the Road Superintendent for Putnam County Randy Jones. Randy discusses how the very unique situation that led him to being in office, how much of the roads in Putnam County are gravel roads, while it's mostly business as normal, Randy does have some projects that're in the near future.  

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Bob Bell & Upperman Middle School And High School Principals

Bob Bell sits down with Jessica Etheredge and Steven Robbins, the new principals at Upperman Middle School and Upperman High School. Jessica and Steven both talk about their backgrounds and experiences that led them to their current positions, what both schools offer that make students want to come to school, and the biggest challenges a student faces in middle school and high school.

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Caroline Moore & Putnam County Fair Board President

Caroline talks to John Allen, the Putnam County Fair Board President. John talks about growing up on his parents' farm till he left for college raising all kinds of animals, what John did in Washington D.C. with the 4-H program, and if there's any pressure to win the Champion of Champions title for the fair again.
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Ben Rodgers & Clay County Circuit Court Clerk Keshia Smith

Ben Rodgers visits with the new circuit court clerk in Clay County, Keshia Smith. Keshia talks about her background growing up in Clay County and when she decided to run for circuit court clerk, the daily services that the circuit court clerk's office offers in Clay County, and anything that the office does that could be improved or updated.
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Sam Brooks & Meet Former Tennessee Tech Baseball Player Jake New

Sam Brooks meets with Jake New, former baseball player at TTU. Jake talks about his job as a data engineer and what his role is, being a three sport athlete in high school and the positives being a multi-sport athlete brings, and the relief of a relaxing summer after signing to play college baseball and what led to his transfer to Tennessee Tech.

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Bob Bell & Tennessee Tech University College of Education Dean

Bob Bell meets with Lisa Zagumny, the Dean for the College of Education at TTU. Lisa gives an update on the college of education's enrollment this semester,  a look at the faculty members in the college of education and the grants they receive, the wonderful jobs that teachers do in Putnam County and giving them a congratulations. 

Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast… Presented by Office Mart.

Visit them at 215 S Jefferson Ave in Cookeville to see what they can do for your office.
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Caroline Moore & Artist Billy George

Caroline Moore talks to Cookeville artist and community advocate, Billy George.  Billy gives his background growing up in Cookeville and having an artistic background from a young age, what the graduate school experience was like at the University of Missouri, and the experience of taking on a role as a substitute teacher in Putnam County.

Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast… Presented by Office Mart.

Visit them at 215 S Jefferson Ave in Cookeville to see what they can do for your office.
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Ben Rodgers & Overton County Trustee

Ben Rodgers visits with Peggy Smith, the Overton County Trustee. Peggy talks about her first campaign experience and how she became trustee, what the county trustee does, and paying property taxes and how tax relief works.

Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast… Presented by Office Mart.

Visit them at 215 S Jefferson Ave in Cookeville to see what they can do for your office.

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