Athens News Matters

Fridays at 1PM and again Sundays at noon.

Producer-Host Alexia Ridley is joined by local journalists, community leaders and involved citizens in a 30 minute discussion of issues facing Athens and surrounding areas.

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Athens News Matters for October 27, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Dr. Russ Mumper, Cami Williams and Anna Pieri discuss UGA's upcoming Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

Athens News Matters for October 20, 2017

Oct 23, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Gwen O’ Looney, Blake Aued, and Jerry NeSmith weigh in on TSPLOST projects, state house elections and what the Athens-Clarke County government is requesting from legislators.

Athens News Matters for October 13, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued,Gwen O’ Looney and Russell Edwards engage in spirited discussion regarding a recent candidates’ forum and discrepancies in discipline and achievement for African American students in Clarke County.

Athens News Matters for October 6, 2017

Oct 9, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters guests Gwen O’ Looney, District 9 Commissioner Kelly Girtz, and Blake Aued weigh in on a lawsuit filed against the state’s Campus Carry law, the effort to rehabilitate a historic building which was once a hub of activity for Athens’ African-American community, and the rising graduation rates for the Clarke County School District.

Athens News Matters for September 29, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

On the this edition of Athens News Matters, a panel of experts from the University of Georgia discuss the varying types of damage residents in Athens and around the state suffered.  Professor Jeffrey Dorfman with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences assesses the financial loses, Professor Alan Stewart with the College of Education provides insight into the human toll of disasters, and Professor Kim Coder from the Warnell School of Forestry explores the lingering damage to trees buffeted by strong winds.

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