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 September 1, 2017

Sep 6, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen O’ Looney, and Rebecca McCarthy discuss Representative Chuck Williams’ appointment to the Georgia Forestry Commission,  local political races, the success of Chess and Community and The Farm at Clarke Middle School.

Athens News Matters for August 25, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Athens News Matters with guests District 6 Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, Gwen O' Looney and Blake Aued discussing proposed construction projects including a high-rise on Mitchell Street, and a gas station on Oak Street, as well as new plan being put into place by new Clarke County School District Superintendent Demond Means.

Athens News Matters for August 18, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters guests Seth Hawkins with the Georgia Forestry Commission and Andrew Saunders with the Athens-Clarke Sustainability Office discuss the importance of urban forestry, the need for a sustainability office in the Classic City, and they fill us in on the success of programs like Tree City USA and Making the Shade.

Athens News Matters for August 11, 2017

Aug 14, 2017

On this edition of the show, guests Gwen O’ Looney, District Nine Commissioner Kelly Girtz, and Blake Aued discuss the recent sale of the Athens-Banner Herald and its parent company, Morris Communications; the panel also discusses the future of ACC Leisure Services, they weigh in on the creation of a new Sustainability Office in Clarke County; and they voice their opinions on a new bus route circulating on the north side of town.

Athens News Matters for July 28, 2017

Jul 31, 2017

Encore presentation of Athens News Matters with guests Mark Madison and Julie Farmer from the United Way of Northeast Georgia. They discuss 2-1-1, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and outreach efforts.

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