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.

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. 

So in honor of National Fast Food Day, I decided to venture out and indulge in one of my favorite guilty pleasures, an old fashioned milk shake. In doing so, I discovered a local connection to one of my favorite milk shake options!

Volunteers Make A Difference at State Parks

Nov 15, 2017

Georgia's fall foliage season is a great time to visit our state parks. We can thank the crews of dedicated volunteers - men and women who spend their free time clearing brush and making sure trails are free of fallen trees - for ensuring those parks stay open - especially after bad weather hits.. WUGA Feature Reporter Allison Salerno visited Fort Yargo State Park and spent some time with those volunteers.

Rabbit Box Radio is a collection of recordings of live story telling done right here from the stages of Athens Georgia. This  debut episode titled "My Life in Black and White" features stories about race relations in the south. Audio was pulled from the Rabbit Box archives of over 500 stories. The show includes a story from A.R. Killian (one of the two first black police officers in Athens),  Alfred Cooper (band member of Otis Redding and Percy Sledge), and many others.

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