Whence We Came

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±51 min episodes every 6 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
News Talk 94.1/AM 1600 presents Whence We Came, hosted by the Upper Cumberland’s own John Owen. Each week, John will trace the history of our nation through the eyes, ears, and stories of Upper Cumberland residents. The hour is spent painting a picture of family members, their remembrances, and a look at life in our region.

The show airs each Sunday at 2pm on News Talk 94.1 and will be available on demand every Sunday afternoon.

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04
DEC

Rick Garrels Pt 1

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Rick Garrels. Together they discuss how Rick's parents met, being born in Minnesota, and his family moving to San Antonio while his father was in the Air Force, his time playing football and baseball in high school, his experiences working for a commercial fishing site in Bristol Bay, Alaska, as well as remembering his first car - an El Camino that his dad restored, and gave to him as a birthday present.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
27
NOV

Tina Francis

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Tina Francis. Together they discuss her being born and raised in Cookeville, having parents that were such a different age, her 17 years at Parkview Elementary, bringing that "family environment" to Jere Whitson, the energy of the parents, the exuberance that they bring, and how happy the kids are each morning, as well as what it meant for her to get to see the kids everyday, and memories of former students.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
20
NOV

Dan Brubaker

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Dan Brubaker. Together they discuss his parent's ministry that traveled around the country, his experience joining the U.S. Air Force/Department of Defense and working with President Reagan's "Star Wars" operation shortly before graduating from the University of South Florida, the various capabilities that the United States has, including the "over the horizon" radar system, as well as the "rules of engagement," and the tools that the United States of the western world may have versus the rest of the word.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
13
NOV

Bob Whittaker Pt 3

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen continues to sit down with, and explore the life of Bob Whittaker. Together they discuss his philosophical approach to relationships for success in the workplace, how they would go about finding performers for their shows traveling all over the country, his friendship with country singer Jim Ed Brown, as well as how an artist, or members would ask to perform at The Grand Ole Opry.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
06
NOV

David Little Pt 2

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen continues to sit down with, and explore the life of David Little. Together they discuss former, memorable teammates of David, his first coaching job and time teaching geology at Cookeville Junior High School, the opportunity to become the Principal at Prescott Middle School, as well as his time as a school superintendent in Giles County, and the progress that he made.
30
OCT

David Little Pt 1

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of David Little. Together they discuss David's mother being from the Upper Cumberland, and moving to Detroit during World War II, the high school that he went to in Detroit, and the school's success in sports, his experience getting cut from his high school's basketball team as a sophomore, as well as his memories of the coaches, and playing baseball at Tennessee Tech University.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
23
OCT

Dean Cobb

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Dean Cobb. Together they discuss Dean's siblings, her memories of her grandparents from growing up, how and when she became involved in going to church, the role that her foster family played in her life, her time working at Todd's Market in Gainesboro after she married, as well as what courting or dating was like when she and her husband first went on a date.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
16
OCT

Louise Young Pt 2

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen continues to sit down with, and explore the life of Louise Young. Together they discuss Louise's family farm, the general store owned by members of Louise's family, the Florida man who would purchase her great-grandaprents' home place, as well as how her own son wishes to preserve their land, and build a house there.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
09
OCT

Louise Young Pt 1

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Louise Young. Together they discuss when and where it all got started for Louise, her mother's side of the family, the people that they both know in common, the cemetery where notorious Confederate guerrilla Champ Ferguson is allegedly buried, as well as what church services where like for her as a child.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
02
OCT

Daphene Richardson

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Daphene Richardson. Together they discuss when and where she was born, her mother's home remedies for when her and her siblings would get sick, lineage in the surrounding area with family members or friends knowing or knowing of wives who married Civil War veterans, as well as the types of meals that she ate growing up in the area.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
25
SEP

Bob Whittaker Pt 2

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen continues to sit down with, and explore the life of Bob Whittaker. Together they discuss his experience hitchhiking from Double Springs to Cookeville to play baseball, how the culture has changed over the years, his new job in the entertainment department at Opryland, the various roles and experiences he would end up having while at Opryland, as well as the house that he built.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.
18
SEP

Bob Whittaker Pt 1

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with, and explores the life of Bob Whittaker. Together they discuss his early childhood, his father working in a defense plant in Detroit, supporting the war efforts, and his family's move back to Putnam County, his high school days, and the impact that his favorite teacher had on him, as well as his time serving as District Executive with the Boy Scouts in West Nashville.

Whence We Came airs Sunday afternoons at 2pm on News Talk 94.1.

12 episodes