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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22
APR

Ben Rodgers & Putnam County Commission Recent Updates

Ben Rodgers sits down with Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter, and Putnam County Attorney Jeff Jones. They discuss and recap the County's recent Commission meeting, the potential for a hotel at the new expo center/fairgrounds on Tennessee Avenue, the decision to apply for the federal RAISE Grant to assist with the County's transportation plan, as well as the Commission's decision to postpone consideration of a resolution supporting the 2nd Amendment.

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APR

Sam Brooks & Tennessee Tech University Assistant Basketball Coach

Sam Brooks talks with Tennessee Tech University Assistant Basketball Coach Allison Clark. They discuss the lead up to the basketball season, and the work that the Golden Eagles Women's Basketball team has put in to prepare, what it means for their current team to be a player-led team, as well as who some of the key performers are for the team.

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APR

Bob Bell & 2022 Putnam County Teachers of the Year

Bob Bell sits down with the 2022 Putnam County Teachers Of The Year - Sycamore Elementary School's Jennifer Peek, Upperman Middle School's Charity Bowie, and Upperman High School's Taylor Key. They discuss their respective backgrounds, education, and the subjects that they teach, the challenges of shifting to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what led each of them to going into education and becoming teachers.

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APR

Ben Rodgers & Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau New Director Of Tourism

Ben Rodgers meets with Shan Stout, the new Director of Tourism for the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau. They discuss her background, the story of her career, how she got into photography, how she became the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau's new Director Of Tourism, the Bureau's various partnerships, as well as the projects that they are currently working on.

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APR

Sam Brooks & Basketball And Family

Sam Brooks meets with former Tennessee Tech Basketball players Chad Crouch, Amy Crouch, and their daughter, Upperman basketball player Brooklyn Crouch. They discuss the dynamic that basketball has played in their family, especially considering Brooklyn's success this year, Brooklyn's decision to attend and play for Upperman High School, and what went into that decision that many people may not normally consider when choosing a high school to attend, as well as how Brooklyn's high school basketball career and experiences have differed from her parents' own.

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APR

Bob Bell & New Putnam County Library Director

Bob Bell meets with Kathryn Wisinger, the new appointed Director of the Putnam County Library. They discuss her background, growing up in Cookeville, what brought her to the Putnam County Library, the various special classes that the library hosts for children, as well as the library's Board of Trustees, and the role that they play in the library's operations.

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APR

Ben Rodgers & Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

Ben Rodgers talks with Amy New, President & CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. They discuss what the Chamber has going on currently that she is excited for, changes surrounding the Visitors Bureau, the downtown Visitors Shop, the importance of the Leslie Town Centre, as well as some of the events that the Chamber has lined up for 2022.

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APR

Sam Brooks & Cookeville Lady Cavaliers Basketball Senior Players

Sam Brooks talks with Cookeville High School Lady Cavaliers Basketball senior players Bailey Gillies and KK Graves. They discuss what their experiences were like progressing through CHS's basketball program from the time they were freshmen to now as seniors, the relationship that they have with the community and fellow CHS Basketball alumni, as well as who some of the most influential individuals have been in their lives throughout their playing career.

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APR

Bob Bell & Tennessee Tech University College of Agriculture And Human Ecology

Bob Bell sits down with Darron Smith, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss his background, education, and career, the majors that are available under the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology, as well as an overview of the various farms and facilities that are available to the College and its students.

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01
APR

Ben Rodgers & Cumberland, Jackson, Smith, And White County Updates Pt 2

Ben Rodgers sits down with White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson, Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason, Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster, and Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady. They continue to discuss the various projects, updates, and issues in their respective counties, the Tennessee State EMS Advocate Award that Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster recently received, and learn more about Ben and his work with the counties of the Upper Cumberland as the Mayors turn the table on him and take a turn asking the questions.

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31
MAR

Sam Brooks & Meet Tennessee Tech University's Bert Browne

Sam Brooks sits down with Bert Browne, Tennessee Tech University Football Coach, and former record setting Quarterback at TTU. They discuss his background and how he ended up at TTU, his time coaching under Eastern Kentucky University's Roy Kidd, as well as what his expectations are for Golden Eagle Football in the upcoming season.

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29
MAR

Bob Bell & Putnam Education Partnership Foundation

Bob Bell talks with Katelyn Steakley, Executive Director of the Putnam Education Partnership Foundation. They discuss what the Putnam Education Partnership Foundation is, what her role as Executive Director entails, how their mission has evolved since its inception, what their current vision is, and what some of their initiatives are including a backpack program, a student needs fund, as well as school safety.

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