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.


Usually if you were discussing rivers and banjo music you would be doing so as a reference to the classic movie Deliverance, but in this case the mention is far more meaningful. Grammy Award winning banjoist Alison Brown is teaming up with a local land trust for a benefit concert here in Athens. 

In the Eye of the Beholder

Mar 9, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

Beauty is often said to be in the eyes of the beholder. The same can be said for art, especially when dealing with the abstract. In fact, according to the well known painter and co-founder of Cubism, Pablo Picasso, "art is a lie that makes us realize the truth." That search for truth seems to play out in a current installment at UGA's Georgia Museum of Art. WUGA Feature Reporter Allison Salerno tells us about the Clinton Hill exhibit.

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.