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 21, 2017

Jul 24, 2017

Guests Blake Aued, Gwen O’ Looney and Rebecca McCarthy talk about the candidates vying for House district 117, the seat being vacated by Regina Quick, ever-expanding Governor’s race, and they discuss recent protests regarding proposed changes to Medicaid.

Athens News Matters July 14, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, Guests Mel Davis, Myla Neal and Cathy Padgett, from the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department, discuss changes to the scholarship program, master plans for Bishop and Memorial parks, as well as activities and services available at the department.

Athens News Matters July 7, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

Athens News Matters for July 7, 2017, with guests Julie Farmer and Mark Madison with the United Way of Northeast Georgia. They discuss the 2-1-1 program, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and the agency's outreach efforts.

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.

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