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.

The Musical Bridge To Culture

Jan 25, 2018

You might hear the name Athens Tango Project and think it's just another band you might see as part of the vibrant music scene here in Athens....but not only does this band offer a unique brand of music, consistent with the name, it's led by an artist with an equally distinctive sound and story. Feature Reporter Allison Salerno has more about how the band's founder hopes the music will broaden listeners' understanding of Latin American culture.

Music for Medicine

Jan 12, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

A group of Athens music veterans are staging their annual concert to benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic. Listen here to Michael Cardin's preview with Mark Cooper Smith.

The Redcoats Go West

Jan 6, 2018

Features Reporter Allison Salerno went to the Rose Bowl for Georgia's historic win over Oklahoma and discovered how members of the Redcoats marching band prepared for their performance in California. She tells us about that - and about important personal milestones some Redcoats made on this trip of a lifetime.

A Different Way to Celebrate-Here in Georgia

Dec 21, 2017

Christmas is just days away and for most who celebrate, it's a frantic time. Feature Reporter Allison Salerno discovered a much calmer approach to the holiday at a Georgia monastery...but who here in Athens even knew there was such a place? Turns out her source is kind of a big deal.

ER Doctors: Dealing with Stress in a Unique Way

Dec 18, 2017

A trip to the Emergency Room is never an easy thing. But the doctors who care for us in the ER face their own kind of stress. WUGA Feature reporter Allison Salerno stopped by St. Mary's Hospital in Athens to find out more about what's being done to both improve patient care and prevent doctor burnout, but she never imagined Guitars and Drums would be involved. 

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