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.

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.

The University of Georgia's Women’s basketball season begins in November, but that’s not stopping Coach Joni Taylor from reaching out to the community.

Coach Taylor is head coach of the UGA women’s basketball team. Even though she has a hectic schedule, the Maggie-Dixon Rookie Coach of the year she still finds time for another passion, her women’s group Beyond Basketball.

Over the course of the last 30 years WUGA Radio presented a live variety show that showcased the talents of various performers from the local community. Titled "Once in a Blue Moon", the name suggested the infrequency of the event, with most shows occurring around the stations anniversaries, every 5 to 10 years. However, the success of the show and the talent displayed meant audiences began to clamor for  it to be more often.

Just an Old Scoreboard?

Jul 13, 2017

So where do a man, a scoreboard, and the University of Georgia all intersect? No, this is not the beginning to one of those inappropriate limericks, but rather the introduction to something much more. Most of the time there is more than meets the eye when it comes to people. Even places and things can have rich, and sometimes forgotten, history. But an abandoned scoreboard?

Recently WUGA's Program Director and Morning Edition Co-Host, Chris Shupe, was asked to participate in a new event focused on recognizing some of the best song writers in Athens. In this piece, Chris takes us along for the process, that ended with an amazing night of music that not only honored the participants but also legendary song writer the late Vic Chesnutt.

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