WUGA Feature Stories

Feature Reporters on Location

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.

AthFest, Worthwhile Community Event or Just Another Headache?

Jul 6, 2018
Marquis Chester

The past decade has been a renaissance for music festivals globally. Giant shows like Coachella see the rising popularity as an opportunity for greater profits. What does it mean to a small town/local festival like Athfest? Is Athfest able to keep up with giants like Music Midtown and Shaky Knees? Perhaps its purpose lies outside the quest for dollar bills. Listen to the segment below, as WUGA interns from UGA's Grady College set out to discover more.

Local Non-Profit Works to Teach Peaceful Resolutions

May 26, 2018

WUGA Features Reporter Allison Salerno found out about a program right here in Athens to help folks work through conflicts without resorting to violence. This particular class was held for inmates at the Athens Clarke County jail but the lessons apply to all of us. Click here for more information on the Georgia Conlict Center

Helping Reduce the Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Apr 12, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

The obesity and diabetes epidemic in the United States is worsening. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows nearly 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S. Public health researchers say that areas with higher poverty rates typically have a greater risk for obesity and diabetes. WUGA Feature Reporter Allison Salerno has the story about efforts right here in Athens Clarke County to help folks limit that risk. Click on the following links for more information:

Physical Fitness for Dawgs

Apr 6, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

Obesity is a problem for many Americans and Georgians are no exception. It turns out the University of Georgia is trying to combat that trend through a phys ed class  undergraduates have to take before they graduate . Features Reporter Allison Salerno checked out a class and talked to students and staff about this graduation requirement..

Taking Care of "Canine Kids"

Mar 16, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

People who love the Georgia Bulldogs are a special and loyal kind of human. Turns out many of them are also fans of actual dogs . Features Reporter Allison Salerno wanted to know how they balance the love for their "canine kids" with all the travel involved with supporting those dawgs on the field.

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