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.

WUGA's Chris Shupe speaks to legendary Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, ahead of a performance at The Foundry in Athens. Trucks passed away 9 months later.

So as Election Night 2016 nears, WUGA wanted to get a sense of where the younger, student voter stood on issues and which candidate best represented them, or was there one? Athenia's Lauren Baggett and local Morning Edition co-host Chris Shupe discuss their findings.

WUGA's own Martin Matheny presents a fascinating remembrance of the 1976 campaign of Jimmy Carter, "the man from Plains, Georgia"! We'll hear from several local voices who had varying degrees of involvement as well as details of the specific events leading up to the historic election of '76.

Country Music legend Bill Anderson returns to his roots for an event in nearby Commerce Georgia, and a book signing at UGA.

Booker T. Jones & The M.G.'s are responsible for one of the most recognizable riffs in music history, Green Onions. Booker T is still touring and was in-town recently, he spoke with WUGA's Chris Shupe.

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