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 22, 2017

Sep 25, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters guests Gwen O' Looney, Blake Aued, and Commissioner Jerry NeSmith discuss a fundraiser held by Democratic Mayor Nancy Dneson for a Republican candidate, the candidates in the House District 117 race, Envision Athens and more.

Athens News Matters for September 15, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney, and Rebecca McCarthy discuss  the local impact of DACA, or  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the planned development for Mitchell Street, and the Broad River Ordinance.

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.

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