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.

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.

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.

Bears? In Athens? Well....sort of.

Feb 3, 2018
georgiaugazine.com

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!

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.

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