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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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Local Matters by Janice Allen Jackson

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Local and state governments, though often overshadowed by federal government, have tremendous impact on our quality of life. This podcast provides a valuable service by educating people on how to improve their own quality of life through civic engagement. Various organizations encourage residents to register and vote, but it does not appear that anyone is showing voters how to make good decisions when they do. It feels akin to hiring someone for a job without reviewing the job description. L ...
 
The Greg O’Donnell Financial Hour is a local, live, and unrehearsed radio show. It’s an authentic one-hour program that includes on-air questions, emails, and stories from people just like you. Greg O’Donnell, CEO & founder of O’Donnell Financial Group and a respected financial advisor in the Bay Area, has become synonymous with honest, candid, professional insights that are focused on what you want to know. Greg covers it all – retirement planning, tax strategies, investment management – on ...
 
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Ohio's public schools serve 1.7 million children - 90 percent of students in the state! What happens in the classroom has impacts far beyond the walls of the K-12 school building or higher ed lecture hall. So, on behalf of the 120,000+ members of the Ohio Education Association, we're taking a deeper dive into some of the many education issues facing our students, educators, and communities. Education Matters is your source for insightful conversations with the people who shape the education ...
 
Houston Matters is a radio program airing weekdays at 9 am on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour, we’ll investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We’ll talk about current events, politics, education, health care, the environment, business, transportation, arts and culture, literature, sports and leisure. But we also hope that what we do each day on Houston Matters serves as the beginning of a conversation — one we hope you ...
 
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In business, it takes money to make money. But how do you get it? Damion Moses of Security Federal Bank works to grow businesses. Whether the need is to purchase new equipment, expand production, or construct a new building, he provides information that can help you make good decisions for your business.…
 
Bob Bell talks with Jeff Slagle, Vice President of Operations and Facilities at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Livingston. They discuss what his new roll as Vice President of Operations and Facilities entails at TCAT Livingston, the ins and outs of their Transportation, Distribution, Warehousing, and Logistics Program, and their new…
 
Featured Education Matters guests: Sophie Crawford, FPPA Organizing Committee Member Sophie Crawford has worked as an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) for Findlay City Schools since 2017. She was a teacher for 23 years in France for the French national Education, including 4 years as a principal. She moved to the USA in 2006 and started to work…
 
Featured Education Matters guest: Michael Libecap Springfield Education Association President Teaches in the Springfield City School District's OnCourse virtual learning program Connect with us: Email educationmatters@ohea.org with your feedback or ideas for future Education Matters topics Like OEA on Facebook Follow OEA on Twitter Follow OEA on In…
 
On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Pres. Biden plans to dip into the nation's emergency oil reserves in the coming months in order to bring down high gas prices. And Rep. Louie Gohmert is joining the race to challenge Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in an already crowded primary. We discuss those stories and other developments in politics. Also this…
 
On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Two men who worked as security guards at Travis Scott's Astroworld music festival have filed a lawsuit against concert organizers saying security companies at the event failed to properly train and supervise employees during the event that left ten people dead and 25 hospitalized. Wee hear some of what they have to say…
 
This week on Family Policy Matters, we’re featuring Part 1 of an address given at NC Family’s Charlotte Dinner in October by Roger Severino, former Director of the Office for Civil Rights. Severino shares the numerous achievements of his office in regards to life and religious liberty, and how the current administration has rolled back those achiev…
 
On Monday's show: With Thanksgiving just days away, we continue one of our annual Turkey Day traditions. Members of the Houston Matters team have picked interviews from the past year or so produced by another member of the team for which they're thankful, and we'll listen back on them. This hour we revisit a conversation with actor Jim Parsons abou…
 
Ben Rodgers talks with John Ross Albertson, Director of the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Department. They discuss recent growth in the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Department, an update on Hope Park and other projects being worked on in Baxter, as well as their progress on setting up Christmas decorations around the area, and what type …
 
On Friday's Houston Matters: HISD Superintendent Millard House II joins us to discuss issues affecting students, educators, and parents at the state's largest school district. You can submit your questions now to talk@houstonmatters.org. Also this hour: Our group of non-experts breaks down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week. And Houston Co…
 
Sam Brooks sits down with Cookeville native, and former Athletics Director at Columbia University in New York, Dianne Murphy. They discuss what life was like for her growing up in Cookeville and attending Tennessee Tech University, an overview of her coaching and administrative careers, and the various universities that she worked with, as well as …
 
On Thursday's Houston Matters: Many of us will travel over Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow. How might it impact the state of the pandemic? We talk it over with Dr. James McDeavitt from Baylor College of Medicine. Also this hour: On this date in 1978, 900 people died at The Peoples Temple in Jonestown, a settlement in the South American ju…
 
Featured Education Matters guest: Malissa Thomas-St. Clair 7th & 8th grade math teacher, Champion Middle School, Columbus Mothers of Murdered Columbus Children founder Central Ohio Crimestoppers Civilian of the Year "I am a 46 year resident of the city of Columbus, Ohio. My heart is with this city. As a native resident I have a rich history that is…
 
Most of us have been subjected to toxic work environments, but what happens when you are in a toxic worship environment? How do you know when it is time to walk away? How do intelligent people wind up in a cult? Michaela O'Neal Farmer responses to those questions and more in her new book.על ידי Local Matters by Janice Allen Jackson
 
On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Beto O'Rourke’s gubernatorial candidacy and other developments in politics with analysts Jeronimo Cortina and Renee Cross from the University of Houston. Also this hour: Michael Hagerty talks with Star Trek’s Data himself -- actor and Houston native Brent Spiner -- about his new book called Fan Fiction. An…
 
Bob Bell meets with Upperman High School Principal Billy Stepp, and teacher, and Beta Club and Student Government sponsor, Amy Rouchon. They discuss Upperman's recently awarded status as a Tennessee Purple Star School, what the award is and how it recognizes schools that assist military families in transitioning to the area, where the significance …
 
On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Harris County Commissioners held two votes on Monday we think you’d be interested in. One was unanimous, calling for an independent review of planning for outdoor concerts at NRG Park in the wake of the deadly crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival concert ten days ago. The other vote was simply to confirm t…
 
This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Family Research Council's Connor Semelsberger to discuss his recent analysis of Congress’s Build Back Better bill, entitled “6 Things to Know About Biden’s Anti-Family Budget Buster.”על ידי Traci DeVette Griggs with Connor Semelsberger
 
On Monday's Houston Matters: Friday was the deadline imposed by a state lawmaker and candidate for Texas Attorney General, who asked some school districts whether they had certain books in their libraries. We discuss what motivated the request and how schools have responded. Also this hour: This week, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainabi…
 
Ben Rodgers meets with Overton County Executive Ben Danner. They discuss redistricting efforts in Overton County, the recently filled vacancies on the Overton County Commission, what the process is like for bringing new county commissioners on, as well as how they're looking to address road conditions in the county with the recently passed infrastr…
 
On Friday's Houston Matters: A new investigation from the Los Angeles Times reveals how large highway projects nationwide -- including here in Houston -- take a disproportionate toll on Black and Hispanic communities. We talk with two reporters involved about what they found. Also this hour: Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers, talks about her…
 
Sam Brooks meets with Dr. Bubba Winningham, Principal of Algood Middle School. They discuss his early life growing up in Cookeville, the importance of middle school sports for young student athletes, and what they stand to learn at that age by being involved, as well as what the transition into an administrative role was like for him, and what the …
 
On Thursday's show: City council members have overwhelmingly approved an agreement with the developers of the Ion innovation district despite two years of pushback from community organizers and neighbors who are concerned about the massive development’s potential gentrification impact on the historically Black Third Ward area. News 88.7's Jen Rice …
 
Featured Education Matters guests: Jada Jackson, mentor Jada Jackson is a Mathematics Instructional Coach at South High School in Columbus City Schools. She is currently in my 25th year of teaching. She is also a Faculty Representative in her building. Jackson has been married for 23 years and has two daughters, a sophomore in college and a high sc…
 
Juanita Burney, Vice Chairman of the Richmond County Board of Assessors, talks about who determines how much your property tax bill is, how they determine the value of a property, what to do when you think your valuation is too high or too low, and how citizens can get involved in the inner workings of local government.…
 
On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A local psychologist offers context and advice on dealing with trauma after events like the tragedy last weekend at the Astroworld music festival. Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup. Then, a 13-year-old boy in the foster care system talks about his desire to be adopted. And we …
 
We have a wide ranging conversation with outgoing St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman about his time in office as he wraps up leading Florida's fifth largest city. Kriseman and host Steve Newborn discuss what's next for Kriseman, what he think his legacy will be and the accomplishments he wasn't able to achieve during his tenure.…
 
Bob Bell talks with Dr. Mike Birdwell, Professor of History at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss the importance of the month of November, the history of Veterans Day and with it represents, what the Tennessee Great War Commission is, and their mission to document Tennessee's role in World War I, as well as a look into the the history of one o…
 
On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Lawsuits have already been filed after Friday’s deadly incident at the Travis Scott concert at NRG Park. More could be on the way. From a legal standpoiint, who could be liable -- and for what? Also this hour: City Council Member Edward Pollard answers your questions. And the gap between Black and white home ownership …
 
On Monday's Houston Matters: The investigation continues into Friday night’s deadly incident at Travis Scott’s sold-out Astroworld Festival concert at NRG Park, where a crowd among some 50,000 surged toward the stage during the rapper’s set. In the ensuing crush, at least eight people died and another two dozen were hospitalized. The dead range in …
 
On Friday's Houston Matters: The application period for rent relief in Texas ends tomorrow. We learn what’s next for renters in need. Also, an investigation finds that police in Texas initiate a lot of vehicle searches that turn up nothing. We learn why. Also this hour: The story of Houston’s first sit-in lunch counter protest of the Civil Rights m…
 
Sam Brooks sits down with Josh Heard, Head Basketball Coach at Cookeville High School. They discuss his early life growing up in Georgia, his family and the importance of having support from family while coaching, his experience coaching his boys in middle school, and learning how to separate the role of father from coaching, as well as how he woul…
 
On Thursday's Houston Matters: The CDC has approved Pfizer’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. And so the rollout has begun. Houston area parents have questions – we seek answers from a pediatrician. Also this hour: With hundreds of cancelled flights of late and a pandemic still ongoing, what will the holiday travel season look l…
 
Juanita Burney, Vice Chairman of the Richmond County Board of Assessors talks about who determines how much your property tax bill is, how they determine the value of a property, and how citizens can get involved in the inner workings of local government.על ידי Local Matters by Janice Allen Jackson
 
Tiffany Anton talks with Lily and Anthony Nguyen, leading members of the Cookeville band The Smoky Nights. They discuss their backgrounds and what brought them to the Upper Cumberland area, the story behind how they formed their band, as well as the process of making their latest album, Waking Up In Wonderland, including finding a studio, budgeting…
 
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