New Episodes:

Join Kosta and his guest: Melissa Ellis, professional performer, jazz musician The Southern Spitfire, owner and founder of The Autumn Agency, music coach and talent buyer. In this episode: What do you think should be the first major goal or objective of an up-and-coming artist? We can only eat the elephant one bite at a time, so what are the […]

Behind the Music with Melissa Ellis

Melissa Ellis Southern Spitfire Jazz Musician

February 26, 2024

Join Kosta and his guest: Michele Honeycutt, Election Commission Administrator for Putnam County Election Commission.

How Our Election Commission Works with Michele Honeycutt

Michele Honeycuff Cookeville Putnam County Election Commission Podcast Guest Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev

February 7, 2024

Join Kosta and his guest: Matt Billings, Economic Development and Grants Coordinator for the City of Cookeville.

Staying the Course with Matt Billings

Matt Billings City of Cookeville Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev Cookeville Podcast

January 29, 2024

Join Kosta and his guest: Bridgett Jones, Co-Founder and Owner of Mill Creek Farm.

Labor of Love with Bridgett Jones

January 22, 2024

Hey, y’all it’s Kosta! Today, I’m here with my guest: Kevin Maxwell, Engineer, Entrepreneur and Owner of 37 Cedar Restaurant and Bar.

Call to Order with Kevin Maxwell

January 15, 2024

Join Kosta and his guest: Dwight Henry, Former Tennessee House State Representative, Cookeville City Council Member, Mayor and Civil Servant to the State of Tennessee. Currently, Dwight serves as a Founding Member and Member at Large of IMPACT Leadership, an organization dedicated to the development and encouragement of civic minded leaders from underrepresented populations of our society to actively serve the betterment of the community and affect positive social change.

What I Know Now with Dwight Henry

Dwight Henry Cookeville Podcast Kosta Yepifantsev

December 3, 2023

In our latest episode, Kosta sits down for a candid conversation with Marc Burnett, the current Director of Development at Mustard Seed Ranch and Former Vice President of Student Affairs at Tennessee Tech. Marc’s compelling journey from an undergraduate student in English Journalism to a key figure in education and community development is truly inspiring. […]

Study and Be Somebody with Marc Burnett

September 5, 2023

In our latest episode, Kosta sits down for a heart-to-heart with Buffy Key, the dynamic CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center and the newest member of the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board. Buffy’s inspiring journey from a medical laboratory scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to the top echelons of healthcare leadership is nothing short of remarkable. As we stroll down memory lane, Buffy opens up about her emotions when the board of trustees unanimously picked her for the CEO role and how her varied roles over the years have enriched her outlook on healthcare operations.

Caring for Each Other with Buffy Key

Cookeville Podcast Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev, Buffy Key, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

August 21, 2023

This episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Camron Rudd, the COO of Hörmann North America, a powerhouse in the door manufacturing industry. Originating from Germany and boasting an impressive history, Hörmann’s influence now spans the globe. Camron will be sharing his journey from education to his role in this global giant, giving listeners an understanding of how diverse educational backgrounds can shape career trajectories. Many times, we underestimate the potential of certain degrees, and through Camron’s story, we’ll discover how any academic path can lead to success.

Caution: Robots at Work with Camron Rudd

Cookeville Podcast, Cookeville, Podcast, Kosta Yepifantsev

August 14, 2023

Join Kosta and his guest: Ricky Shelton, Founder and Creator of Better Cookeville, Influencer, Digital Marketing Strategist, Community Development Leader and the 31st Mayor to serve the City of Cookeville. In This Episode: We’re going behind the scenes of City Council, talking about how social media changed the expectations of local leaders and going back in time to […]

The Power of Community with Ricky Shelton

November 9, 2022