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.

Photo: Michael Cardin

WUGA's Artist in Residence for April 2018 is painter Broderick Flanigan.  The event is at the home of the artist on Saturday, April 21 from 3-5pm.  For more information about this WUGA fundraising event, link to WUGA's Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/events/201605423904693/

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..

Artist in Residence: Lisa Freeman

Mar 21, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

WUGA's Artist in Residence for March is Lisa Freeman. Lisa recently talked with WUGA's Michael Cardin about her work and the upcoming event at her home Saturday, March 24.  For more information and tickets call 706-542-9842.

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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