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Whence We Came

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.
Weekly English United States Personal Journals · Documentary
68 Episodes
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Whence We Came: Ronda Werre Pt. 4 - The Makings of a Family

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with Ronda Werre for part four in the conversation series. Ronda gives a recount of a story involving her driving the couple's truck while on a laundry run, befriending a couple from church right after moving…
18 Feb 40 min

Whence We Came: Ronda Werre Pt. 3 - Marriage and A New Life

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with Ronda Werre picking up their conversation with part three in the series. Ronda begins with how her and Tim started dating before left for the Navy, a marriage proposal and planning a wedding, packing up…
11 Feb 45 min

Whence We Came: Ronda Werre Pt. 2 - Growing Up Part 2

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen is joined by Ronda Werre, wife of retired Naval Captain and previous guest Tim Werre, for the second conversation in the series. Ronda talks about a dream her husband Tim had involving toothpicks, what her earliest memories are…
28 Jan 1 hr 06 min

Whence We Came: Rhonda Werre Pt. 1 - Growing Up

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits down with Rhonda Werre, wife of our previous guest retired Naval Captain Tim Werre, as he begins a new conversation series. They begin with Rhonda talking about how her parents met while growing up in Wisconsin, a…
21 Jan 46 min

Whence We Came: Tim Werre Pt. 7 - All About Family

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen talks with retired Naval Captain Tim Werre for the seventh and final conversation in the series. They touch on some of the groups Tim is involved with around town, his son TJ with his hobby of golf and…
14 Jan 45 min

Whence We Came: Tim Werre Pt. 6 - Transition Into Retirement

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen talks with retired Naval Captain Tim Werre for the sixth time in the series. Tim talks about the transition from active duty into retirement, how they ended up living in Wisconsin when moving again in 2013, why the…
7 Jan 45 min

Whence We Came: Tim Werre Pt. 5 - Moving Up The Ladder

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen meets with retired Naval Captain Tim Werre for part five in the series of sit downs. They begin with Tim's thoughts on playing both roles of a people person and the enforcer on a ship, getting his next…
17 Dec 2023 48 min

Whence We Came: Tim Werre Pt. 3 - In The Navy

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen continues his series of conversations with retired Naval Captain Tim Werre. They begin with Tim's rank and duties while stationed on the USS Enterprise, different jobs and ranks along the bridge of a naval ship, how long the…
3 Dec 2023 48 min

Whence We Came: Tim Werre Pt. 2 - From College Boy To Naval Man

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits back down with Naval Captain Tim Werre picking up with their second conversation in the series. They touch on a recap of Tim growing up in the outdoors and going to a parochial school before public school,…
26 Nov 2023 46 min

Whence We Came: Mark Wilson Pt. 3 - Becoming A Golden Eagle

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits back down with Mark Wilson for part three in the conversation series. Mark begins with the forming of his family with how he met his wife and the birth of his two daughters, the interview process to…
5 Nov 2023 43 min

Whence We Came: Mark Wilson Pt. 2 - All About College

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen continues talking with Mark Wilson in part two of the series of conversations. They talk about changing his major before his freshman year of college and walking-on to the track team, two particular classes Mark took with Walter…
22 Oct 2023 49 min

Whence We Came: Mark Wilson Pt. 1 - Childhood Days Into High School

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen meets with Mark Wilson, the current athletic director at Tennessee Tech. They talk about where Mark's life began and a raw moment on not knowing his mother, how holidays and other family gatherings were done each year, a…
15 Oct 2023 45 min

Whence We Came: Cheryl Moore Pt. 2 - Back To Cookeville

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen sits back down with Cheryl Moore picking up their conversation with part two. They discuss when Cheryl got more involved with theatre starting in Memphis, discussing her two daughters and where they are today, her second daughter Caroline's…
17 Sep 2023 32 min

Whence We Came: Wayne Nabors Pt. 3 - Inside The Role Of County Clerk

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen meets with Wayne Nabors, continuing a series of conversations with part three. The two pick up with Wayne's time as county clerk that is on his sixth term beginning in 2002, how often he interfaces with people from…
10 Sep 2023 41 min

Whence We Came: Cheryl Moore Pt. 1 - Starting In Grand Junction

On this week's edition of Whence We Came - Host John Owen starts a new series with Cheryl Moore, the wife of a previous guest, Dr. Lee Moore. They talk about Cheryl begins with discussing her parents relating them to Sheriff Andy Taylor and Aunt Bee, meeting her future husband…
27 Aug 2023 45 min
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