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 March 30, 2018

Apr 6, 2018

On the next edition of the show guests are District 1 incumbent Sharyn Dickerson and challenger Patrick Davenport. They discuss their campaigns and why they’re running for the ACC Commission.

Athens News Matters for March 23, 2018

Mar 25, 2018

On this week’s show my guests Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG, and Blake Aued with Flagpole discuss financial concerns for Athens mayoral candidate Richie Knight, as well as an expansion at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, and a new degree at Piedmont College.

Athens News Matters for March 16, 2018

Mar 18, 2018

On this week’s show my guests Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG, Blake Aued with Flagpole and District 3 Commissioner Melissa Link discuss the recent mayoral forum in Athens and local candidates qualifying for races.

Athens News Matters for March 9, 2018

Mar 11, 2018

On this week’s show my guests Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG, Blake Aued with Flagpole and District Six Commissioner Jerry NeSmith discuss candidates qualifying for local and state races, the approval of the Episcopal House, as well as Winterville’s tough stance against tobacco.

Athens News Matters for February 23, 2018

Feb 25, 2018

On an encore presentation of the show, my guests are with Athens For Everyone. They include Adam Lassila, Organization Coordinator, Kate Dahstrand ASAP Campaign Coordinator, and Member Coordinator Eleanor Davis. They discuss changes in leadership, recent accomplishments and goals for 2018.

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