New Episodes:

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

Join Kosta and his guest: John Rust, Director of State Programs at Power of Putnam. Today we’re discussing the impact of substance abuse on the Upper Cumberland, how fentanyl became the number one cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45 and when to talk with your children about drugs, substance abuse and underage drinking. […]

Deadly Consequences with John Rust

September 18, 2022

Join Kosta and his guest: Mark Miller, Cookeville City Council Member and Owner of Miller Public Safety Group.  As a former State Trooper and Peace Corps Volunteer, Mark’s investment in growing a more inclusive, diverse and sustainable path forward on public safety and community development spans over decades.  Today we’re talking about refunding the police, […]

Refund the Police with Mark Miller

June 27, 2022

Join Kosta and his guest: Anna Askins-Dunn, Owner and Founder of Soul Craft Coffee, Real Estate Agent at Highlands Elite Real Estate, property manager and Airbnb host. Today we’re talking about diving into the deep end as an entrepreneur, leveraging your professional development, and how to build a functioning and healthy relationship with your competition.  […]

Now or Never with Anna Askins-Dunn

June 27, 2022

Join Kosta and his guest: Katelyn Steakley, Executive Director of Putnam Education Partnership Foundation, Founder of Cookeville Strong, Owner of Kate Steakley Photography and Studio and Host of WCTE’s newest series Wish You Were Here. Putnam Education Partnership Foundation works to meet the essential needs of local students and supports the Putnam County School System […]

Leading by Example with Katelyn Steakley

Cookeville Podcast, Katelyn Steakley, Cookeville, Kosta Yepifantsev

June 27, 2022

Join Kosta and his guest, Billy George – President of Upper Cumberland Pride.  Upper Cumberland Pride unites the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and allied communities to support the inclusion, dignity, and equality of all people. Building safe, inclusive communities in Cookeville and the surrounding Upper Cumberland region, accepting and valuing individuals of all sexual […]

Just Between Us with Billy George

June 6, 2022

Join Kosta and his guest, Ryan Williams: Tennessee House State Representative representing the 42nd District.

Today we’re talking about the development of Tennessee, the responsibilities and challenges of state legislation and nurturing the growth of Middle Tennessee.

The Right Way Forward with Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams Podcast, Cookeville Podcast,

May 31, 2022