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Join Becky Magura today for a very special show when she pays tribute to the victims and their families from the tornado that struck Cookeville one year ago yesterday. Afterwards, Becky will honor WCTE's Founding General Manager, Richard Castle, when she talks to two of his sons, Art and Roger Castle, about their dad and the legacy he left behind on the Upper Cumberland on this week's Live at 5.

WCTE PBS is here for you! Join us live every Thursday from 5 pm - 5:30 pm on WCTE PBS (and it's encore on Friday at the same time) or online as we discuss local news and highlight everything WCTE PBS and friends are doing for the communities we serve throughout central Tennessee.

February 25th, 2021

Join WCTE PBS's Grant Writer, Mandy Eller, when she first speaks to Mayor Randy Porter about the latest updates in the county after a week of stormy inclement weather last week. Mandy will then speak to Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Amy New, in a pre-recorded interview about her team and goals for 2021. Afterwards, Mandy will speak to Creative Director/Project Man

February 18th, 2021

Join Dr. Cephas Ablakwa when he speaks to Mayor Porter regarding updates from Putnam County around the weather conditions. Dr. Cephas will then speak to Director of Putnam County Schools, Corby King, about updates from the school system. Next, Dr. Cephas will then speak to the Personal Learning Supervisor at Putnam County Schools, Sam Brooks, about VITAL School & Future Ready Program offerings

February 4th, 2021

Join Becky Magura when she speaks to Tennessee Tech President, Dr. Phil Oldham, about opening of the Lab Sciences Building, design work on the proposed new engineering building, Design work on the proposed new innovation residence hall, and spring athletics. Becky will then speak to Nia Buntin and President Oldham about the national millennial community at the university. Afterwards, Becky will sp

January 28th, 2021

Join Zach Buckner when he speaks to Mandy Eller, UCDD/WCTE PBS Grant Writer. Zach will then speak to the Director of Investor Relations at the Highlands Economic Partnership, David Darnell. Afterwards, Zach will speak to Mayor JJ Reels from the town of Monterey all on this week's Live at 5!

January 21st, 2021

Join Cephas Ablakwa when he speaks to the Director of the Putnam County School System, Corby King, on COVID-19 and other updates from the school system. Afterwards, Cephas will speak to the Career and Technical Education Programs Supervisor at Putnam County School System, Jeff Slagel, about the technical educational programs offered. And last but not least, Cephas will speak to WCTE PBS's Educatio

January 14th, 2021

Join Avery Hutchins when she speaks to the Director of the WCTE PBS Online Student Film Festival, Laura Holloway, about the online event currently taking place. Avery will then speak to the owner of CipherTek, Ben Brady, about what people should do to protect their computers given it's a new year. Afterwards, Avery will speak to the owner of Companion CPA, Lisa Malone, about upcoming tax preparati

January 7th, 2021

Join Becky Magura when she speaks to Dr. Casey White from Cookeville Regional Medical Center to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, implementation and the number of people who have been treated with complications from the virus at the hospital. Afterwards, Becky will showcase footage from her upcoming show, "One on One with Becky Magura," featuring recently retired U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. And last

December 31st, 2020

From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

December 24th, 2020

Join Becky Magura as she highlights the Cookeville Tree Lighting Ceremony and Season's Greetings!

December 17th, 2020

Join Becky Magura when she speaks to Putnam County Director of Schools, Corby King, about the upcoming holidays and COVID. Becky will then speak to Sheila Barker, Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator​, about the importance of this new position. Afterwards, Becky will speak to the Academic Social Interventionist, Cindy Putnam, about what programs she is facilitating to help teachers and students a

December 10th, 2020

Join Becky Magura when she speaks to the President of the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation, James Pond, about the organization's mission and to learn about how he and his team are helping improve the learning and literacy of children throughout Tennessee. Afterwards, Becky Magura and Cephas Ablakwa will speak to Kristy Hunt and then to Jackie Reynolds from the Putnam County School System about

December 3rd, 2020

Join Becky Magura when she speaks to Correspondent, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, Martha Teichner, about the upcoming segment on CBS SUNDAY MORNING about the 50th Anniversary of PBS along with Martha's background. Afterwards, Becky will speak to the Director of Development & Marketing, Avery Hutchins, about the WCTE PBS Holiday Auction all on this week's Live at 5!

November 19th, 2020

Join Zach Buckner when he speaks to Shannon Cantrell, Executive Director of Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce, about the latest updates. Zach will then speak to the owner of The Outdoor Experience, Heather Sallee, about the Breaking in the Trail event on Saturday in Monterey. Afterwards, Zach will speak to the curator of the Historic Costume Collection, Dr. Hanah Upole, at Tennessee Te

November 12th, 2020

Join Avery Hutchins when she talks to Melinda Keifer about, At Home with Melinda Keifer: Live Green Tennessee Special, when she and her family prepare wonderful holiday dishes for everyone and their families to cook (recipes at wcte.org) premiering on Monday, November 16. Avery will then talk to Molly Brown about the upcoming TSSAA/BlueCross Bowl at Tennessee Tech University December 3-5 and how t

November 5th, 2020

Join Brent Clark when he speaks to White County Executive, Denny Wayne Robinson, about updates in White County. Brent will then speak to the President of Hörmann LLC, Camron Rudd, about the grand opening last week in Sparta. Afterwards, Brent will talk to White County Director of Schools, Kurt Dronebarger, about COVID-19 and the school system all on this week's Live at 5!

October 29th, 2020

WCTE PBS is here for you! Join us live every Thursday from 5 pm - 5:30 pm on WCTE PBS (and it's encore on Friday at the same time) or online as we discuss local news and highlight everything WCTE PBS and friends are doing for the communities we serve throughout central Tennessee.

October 22nd, 2020

Join Becky Magura when she speaks to Dr. Sharon Anderson, 9 -12 Curriculum Supervisor at Putnam County School System, about the TN Promise program. Afterward, Becky will speak to Sam LeFave, an undergraduate student at Tennessee Tech University, about COVID-19 and the Heart-to-Heart video. And also get filled in on updates from the At-Home Reading event in Sparta along with the Highlands Economic

October 15th, 2020

Join Becky Magura today on Live at 5 when she speaks to Putnam County's Election Commission Administrator, Michele Honeycutt, regarding the current status of the election process. Becky will then speak to the Chief Medical Nurse at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Scott Lethi, on current updates from the hospital and the number of COVID-19 cases being treated. Afterwards, Becky will speak to Sa

October 8th, 2020

Join Brent Clark when he speaks to Jeff Young, Sparta Mayor, about Lester Flatt Day Celebration this coming Saturday. Brent will then speak to Dawson Davidson to recap the virtual Rural Journeys Speaker Series earlier this week hosted by the Rural Reimagined Club at Tennessee Tech University. Afterwards, we will hear from Senator Blackburn from a previously recorded Zoom call on Tuesday discussing

October 1st, 2020

Join Becky Magura when she speaks to Tennessee Tech University undergraduate student, Kester Nucum, who serves as the President of the Rural Reimagined Club about the upcoming Rural Journey's Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 6. Afterwards, Brent Clark will Join Becky to talk about PBS's 50th Year Anniversary and also discuss Mandy Barnett's “Tennessee Music Pathways” Marker that was unveiled ear

September 24th, 2020

Join Becky Magura when she speaks to Judge Amy Hollars who currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council about the passing of Justice Ruth Ginsburg and the legacy she left behind including what she aspired “to make life a little better for people less fortunate" on Live at 5. Afterwards, Becky will speak to a former Board of Directors of the Upper Cumberland

September 17th, 2020

Join Zach Buckner today when he speaks to Vice President of Economic Development at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber, Stephen Crook, about the Virtual Federal Town Hall earlier this week that President Phil Oldham hosted featuring Senator Blackburn and Congressman Rose. Afterwards, Zach will speak to Director of Engagement & Outreach at the Biz Foundry, Tiffany Anton, about the Inclusive C

September 10th, 2020

Join Becky Magura today when she speaks to Corby King, Putnam County Director of Schools, on how the CDC is driving guidelines to help him and his team to make decisions for the school system and why so many students are being quarantined who have not tested positive. Afterwards, join Michael Aikens, Director of TN Center for Rural Innovation at Tennessee Tech University, to discuss the new series

September 3rd, 2020

Join Becky Magura today on Live at 5 when she speaks to U.S. Congressman John Rose for the 6th Congressional District about the Great American Outdoors Act along with current updates from Washington. Afterwards, Becky will speak to Jim Tracy, State Director of Tennessee, about the $1 million in renewable energy in rural Tennessee invested by the Trump Administration.

August 27th, 2020

Join Zach Buckner as he speaks to Speaker Cameron Sexton about the special legislative session earlier this week. Afterwards, Zach will talk to Tommy Lee, Deputy Director of the Upper Cumberland Development District about the $1 million grant award to support the Bazillian ceramic tile manufacturer locating its U.S. headquarters and first U.S. production facility to Baxter, Tennessee. And then Zac

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May 15th, 2020

Join Congressman Rose and Becky Magura for Live at 5 to discuss healthcare to discuss COVID-19's federal response and then we will hear from Rebecca Tolbert to discuss and recognize National Nurses Month. Afterwards, Sydney Lunn will provide an overview of the upcoming WCTE PBS Film Festival in August.

May 8th, 2020

Join Congressman Rose and Becky Magura for Live at 5 to discuss healthcare to discuss COVID-19's federal response and then we will hear from Rebecca Tolbert to discuss and recognize National Nurses Month. Afterwards, Sydney Lunn will provide an overview of the upcoming WCTE PBS Film Festival in August.

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April 10th, 2020 - Local Information & Weekly Wrap-Up

Join us this week with Becky Magura and Senator Paul Bailey as they discuss local news and events around the Upper Cumberland with updates provided by EMA Director Tyler Smith.

April 3rd, 2020 - Local Information & Weekly Wrap-Up

Join us this week as Becky Magura talks with Dr. John Averitt and White County Exec Denny Robinson to discuss local support and information, as well as news regarding the ongoing coronavirus situation in the Upper Cumberland.

March 20th, 2020 - WCTE's Connection Zone

Today, Jodi Pitts will join Becky Magura to discuss all of the great opportunities available for parents and children through PBS. We'll also touch on the great resources available from PBS around the virus.