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 July 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, the guests are Julie Farmer and Mark Madison from the United Way of Northeast Georgia. They discuss the impact the Dolly Parton Imagination Library has on area children. They also fill us in on the latest developments at 2-1-1.

On this edition of Athens News Matters, the guest Julie Famer and Mark Madison from the United Way of Northeast Georgia discuss the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the 2-1-1 program.

Athens News Matters June 23, 2017

Jun 27, 2017

On our next show, guests Commissioner Melissa Link, Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, and Gwen O’ Looney hash it out over projects planned for TSPLOST 2018.  They also share their differing views on Lesisure Services fees, while agreeing on the merits of AthFest.

Athens News Matters June 16, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Gwen O' Looney, Blake Aued and Commissioner Jerry NeSmith join Alexia Ridley to discuss the latest developments regarding Atlanta Highway and projects proposed for TSPLOST 2018.

Athens News Matters June 09, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters guests Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney, and Jim Thompson discuss the FY '18 budget for Clarke County, changes to the distribution of the Hotel-Motel tax which affect the Classic Center and CVB, and the latest high-rise scheduled for downtown Athens.

Athens News Matters June 02, 2017

Jun 5, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Gwen O' Looney and Blake Aued discuss a lawsuit filed by two former Athens Boy Scouts regarding their claims of sexual abuse; Athens leaders gearing up for the mandated 10-year update to the Comprehensive Plan; and the latest developments regarding the Firefly Trail.

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