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 January 12, 2018

Jan 14, 2018

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen O’ Looney, and Broderick Flanigan discuss lawmakers returning to the Capitol for the start of the session, the legislative priorities are for Athens, local activities for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and a statewide honor the Athens Regional Library System.

Athens News Matters for January 5, 2018

Jan 7, 2018

Guest from the Athens Neighborhood Health Center discuss the organization, it’s mission, and the services provided.  They include Pharmacist Dr. Saman Kazemi, Pharmacy Technician Fredric Creamer and CEO of the facility, Melinda Craig.

Athens News Matters for December 15, 2017

Dec 17, 2017

Guests Blake Aued, Gwen O’ Looney and District 3 Commissioner Melissa Link district TSPLOST 2018 projects and a lack of public input on plans for Clayton Street.

Athens News Matters for December 08, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen o’ Looney and Tim Denson discuss changes in policy at the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office regarding ICE and detaining undocumented immigrants, plans for the construction of a creative development campus near Hotel Indigo, and recent community meetings with Clarke Superintendent Demond Means.

Athens News Matters for December 1, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests are from the Interfaith Hospitality Network. They include Collisa Langford, a former guest in the program who provides a first-hand look at the impact the program can have; Executive Director Davin Welter, who discusses some of the goals of the organization; and  founding member Pastor Edward Bolan about the difference the Interfaith Hospitality can make in the community.

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