WUGA Feature Stories

Here you will find some of the local stories produced by WUGA featured during NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now, and the Weekend News Magazines.

Artist in Residence: Leonard Piha

Feb 14, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

WUGA's first Artist in Residence event of 2018 is Saturday, February 17.  Leonard Piha visited with WUGA's Michael Cardin to talk about his art and the upcoming event.  For tickets: wuga.org or call 706-542-9842.

Back to the Beach...in Athens

Feb 7, 2018
Photo: Leara Rhodes

Athens' Town and Gown Players present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” this weekend and next at the Town and Gown Theater on Grady Avenue.

The University of Georgia community mourned the loss of one of its most respected and cherished professors, with the passing of Dr. Barry Hollander. Hollander was not only one of UGA's most esteemed professors, but was a regular source of expertise in the world of journalism nationwide and beyond. WUGA's Chris Shupe sits down with Science and Research correspondent April Sorrow to talk about one of their favorite segments with Dr. Hollander.


Bear Hollow Zoo is Athens' local zoo for non-releasable, native Georgian animals. They provide a sanctuary for animals who can no longer live in the wild, and education for all the visitors of the zoo. WUGA Intern and Feature Reporter Kara Pemberton filed this audio postcard.

January is typically a time when many of us participate in setting a New Year's Resolution, even though most of those good intentions will fall by the wayside by the second week of February! Yes sadly that increase in gym memberships each new year does not typically lead to healthier, stronger citizens. It leads one to wonder if there may be options out there that might be so much fun that we forget it's exercise. However, swinging from a trapeze seems a bit beyond just fun exercise! For some at a local non-profit here in Athens, it represents just that, FUN!