News Talk 94.1 Local Matters

Local Matters

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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1,300 Episodes
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George Halford & Community Leader Bob Sotis

George Halford sits down with Bob Sotis. They talk about his history, upbringing, working in ministry, and more. Also hear about his work with the youth and now the seniors as well! He does event planning, outreach, etc.. Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
19 Jul 11AM 33 min

Ben Rodgers & Penny Foister, Josh Womack

Ben Rodgers meets with the director and assistant director of the 911 dispatch center of Putnam County, Penny Foister and Josh Womack. They discuss open job positions, issues in the past, updates to the uninterrupted power supply, and more! Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
19 Jul 10AM 21 min

Ben Rodgers & Sheriff Eddie Farris

Ben Rodgers meets with the Sherriff of Putnam County, Eddie Farris. They discuss the addition to the jail, the ins and outs, issues, and more! Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
11 Jul 12PM 33 min

Tiffany Anton and Jennifer Greene from Aligned Insights

Tiffany Anton sits down with Jennifer Greene from Aligned Insights! They talk about her new local business, how she approaches life coaching, best practices and more! Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
10 Jul 11AM 33 min

George Halford & Director of Business Development Stephen Crook

George Halford sits down with young professional and economic partner Stephen Crook. They talk about his story, the work that he has been doing in Tullahoma and Manchester with their chamber of commerce, as well as Cookeville's and across the state. Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
8 Jul 12PM 33 min

Ben Rodgers & Cookeville Visitor Center's Shan Stout

Ben Rodgers meets with the owner of the Cookeville Visitor's Center and Cookeville Chamber Member Shan Stout. They discuss how tourism is shining in the Upper Cumberland, how Cookeville plays a roll in direct visitor spending, and more! Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
3 Jul 1PM 33 min

Tiffany Anton and Ella Grace Clopton from UC Stars

Tiffany Anton sits down with Ella Grace Clopton, young entrepreneur and owner of UC Stars in Cookeville! UC Stars is a competitive recreational dance studio. Hear all about Ella's challenges from being a young business owner, all about her business, and more! Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
2 Jul 1PM 32 min

Ben Rodgers & Cookeville Mayor Laurin Wheaton

Ben Rodgers sits down with Cookeville City Mayor Laurin Wheaton. They talk about updates in city council, budget committee, being proactive, and more! Also hear about two new fire stations being built through the capital projects fund, as well as new garbage trucks, etc.. Listen to the latest Local Matters…
27 Jun 12PM 33 min

Buddy Pearson & Deborah Robbins and Kathy Koughan As New Principals

Buddy Pearson sits down with Sycamore elementary school principal Deborah Robbins, and Cane Creek elementary school principal Kathy Koughan. They discuss their previous work in schools, and how their acceptance of the positions came to light. Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
27 Jun 12PM 33 min

George Halford & Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes

George Halford sits down with Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes. They talk about his life story, previous work, current work, and more! Hear about current developments in Livingston and upcoming events. Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
27 Jun 12PM 45 min

Sam Brooks & Gordonsville High School Basketball Head Coach Greg Bibb

Sam Brooks talks with Greg Bibb about his life story, siblings, work history, playing ball, and coaching! Hear everything you need to know about what it takes to coach high school basketball, through the perspective of Greg Bibb. Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
27 Jun 12PM 33 min

Sam Brooks & Former TTU Golden Eagle Football All-star Thomas Squires

Sam Brooks talks with former Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagle Football all-star Thomas Squires. They discuss his background and upbringing in eastern North Carolina, advice for young student athletes, especially those who might be getting key playing time early in high school, as well as the coaching staff at TTU…
24 Jun 11AM 33 min

Sam Brooks & Upperman Baseball Head Coach Wes Shanks

Sam Brooks talks with Upperman Baseball Head Coach Wes Shanks. They discuss what it was like growing up in Baxter for him, what it means to him to be a part of Upperman's athletic program and its traditions as an alumnus of the school, as well as how important the…
24 Jun 11AM 33 min

Ben Rodgers & Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter

Ben Rodgers sits down with Mayor Randy Porter. They discuss all things budgeting: Porter's 5 year plans, his surveying of department heads, capital projects lists, and more! Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
21 Jun 1PM 33 min

Ben Rodgers & Development Planner Meagan Reagan

Ben Rodgers sits down with the community development planner, Meagan Reagan, from the Upper Cumberland Development District. They talk about her past, the work that she does for the community, and more! Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
21 Jun 1PM 33 min

Ben Rodgers & Putnam County Property Assessor Steve Pierce

Ben Rodgers meets again with Steve Pierce, Property Assessor for Putnam County. This week, they discuss the county government, what is happening in our legislation, and how that effects the people. Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
21 Jun 1PM 33 min

Ben Rodgers & Former Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes

Ben Rodgers and Danny Holmes, from Power of Putnam and the city of Baxter. They talk about everything he has done in the past, currently with Power of Putnam, and developments in Baxter/Cookeville and the UC. Listen to the latest Local Matters Podcast today.
21 Jun 1PM 32 min
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