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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22
NOV

Bob Bell & Putnam County School Board's Ron Chaffin

Bob Bell meets with Ron Chaffin, the transportation supervisor for Putnam County Schools. Ron talks about growing up in Putnam County and the path he took to becoming transportation director, the two kinds of buses the county uses and how many routes for each, and some newer equipment that the county is using that helps with transporting kids to and from school.

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21
NOV

Caroline Moore & Owner of Loxx Salon Tracey Franklin

Caroline Moore sits down with Tracey Franklin, the owner and master stylist at Loxx Salon in Cookeville. Tracey talks about how long she and her husband have owned Loxx Salon, the organizational structure of a salon and the different business models out there, and how Tracey foresees the beauty and hairstyling industry evolving over the coming years.

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18
NOV

Ben Rodgers & Sequatchie County Executive Keith Cartwright

Ben Rodgers visits with Sequatchie County Executive Keith Cartwright. Keith gives updates following a re-election and the reason for trying to run again, how important it is for county commissioners to be aware of what's going on within their county and the world, and the growth of Hwy 111 through the county and controlling the growth they are looking for. 

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17
NOV

Sam Brooks & Prescott South Middle School Girls Basketball Coach Rachel Vann

Sam Brooks meets with Prescott South Middle School's girls basketball coach, Rachel Vann. Rachel talks about moving to Pulaski, TN from Arkansas and going to Richland, what about basketball captured Rachel's attention as a kid and getting recruited in her junior year of high school and being a verbal commit to Tennessee Tech by her senior season.

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15
NOV

Bob Bell & Putnam County Schools Academic Social Intervention

Bob Bell talks with Cindy Putman, Academic Social Interventionist with Putnam County Schools, and the Ready To Learn Project Manager at WCTE in Cookeville. They discuss her background and what her role as an Academic Social Interventionist entails, the various challenges that students and their families may encounter doing the school year, and how that impacts their academic performance, as well as WCTE's Ready To Learn initiative, and the tools that they provide for parents to help enrich their child's education outside of the classroom.

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14
NOV

Caroline Moore & Meet Podcast Host Kosta Yepifanstev

Caroline Moore sits down with Kosta Yepifanstev, CEO of Home Caregivers and podcast host. Kosta's talks about the two podcasts he hosts and how his first one "Better Together" started, talking about where he's from in Russia and his path to moving to the United States in 1994, his experience as a kid growing up in a new country.

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11
NOV

Ben Rodgers & Fentress Co. Road Superintendent Ryan Reed & Bobbie Jo Kirby

Ben Rodgers visits with new road superintendent in Fentress County Ryan Reed and his administrative assistant, Bobbie Jo Kirby. Ryan talks about his working career leading up to being road superintendent, the thoughts of how the workday was structured and wanting to go back to a five days a week schedule, and when he decided he wanted to run for road superintendant. 

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10
NOV

Sam Brooks & Members Of Algood Middle School Girls' Soccer Team

Sam Brooks meets with Coach Nick Crabtree, head girls' soccer coach at Algood Middle School and two players Madison Hedgecouth and Chloe Tennant. Coach Crabtree gives his thoughts on athletes playing multiple sports during school, Nick's decision to come to TTU from Oneida out of high school, and looking back on certain memories throughout the undefeated season. 

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08
NOV

Bob Bell & Tennessee Tech Agriculture Education Professor Dennis Duncan

Bob Bell visits with Dennis Duncan, a professor of Agriculture Education at TTU.  Dennis touches on his background and how he found his way to Tennessee Tech, the similarities and differences between the FFA and 4-H, and what Dennis is teaching this semester and some his specialty areas as a professor.

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07
NOV

Caroline Moore & Art Round Tennessee's Justin Blackmon & Jen Luna

Caroline Moore sits down with Justin Blackmon and Jen Luna from Art Round Tennessee. Justin and Jen talk about their past mediums of work and what they currently do, what it was like to find community here despite all kinds of area artists working in different types of art, the structure of Art Round Tennessee.

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04
NOV

Ben Rodgers & Pickett County Executive Stephen Bilbrey

Ben Rodgers meets with new Pickett County Executive Stephen Bilbrey. Stephen talks about being the youngest county executive when he was first elected in 2002, why he decided to run during the 2022 election, and things that Stephen would like to do or see change in the next four years.

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

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03
NOV

Sam Brooks & Upperman High School Principal Stephen Robbins

Sam Brooks visits with new UHS Principal Stephen Robbins. Stephen discusses what went into the decision to move from Cookeville to Upperman, looking back on the recent success that Upperman has had in sports and the growing number in students, and the role that athletics play in today's youth growing up. 

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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