Athens News Matters

Fridays at 1PM and again Sundays at noon.

Producer-Host Alexia Ridley is joined by local journalists, community leaders and involved citizens in a 30 minute discussion of issues facing Athens and surrounding areas.


Athens News Matters for June 8, 2018

Jun 8, 2018

On this week’s show guests Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG, Blake Aued with Flagpole and Lee Shearer with the Athens banner Herald discuss the firing of an Athens police officer fire for excessive use of force after he hit a fleeing suspect with his patrol car, the swearing-in of District 2 Commissioner Mariah Parker and Tuesday night's commission meeting.

Athens News Matters for June 1, 2018

Jun 1, 2018

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Gwen O’ Looney, Blake Aued and Lee Shearer discuss equity and re-segregation in Clarke County schools and efforts being made to address the issues, as well as the West Broad School and Market.

Athens News Matters for May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

On this edition of Athens News Matters,  guests Lee Shearer with the Banner Herald, Blake Aued with Flagpole, and Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG discuss the primary election results, the surprises and what’s next.

Athens News Matters for May 11, 2018

May 14, 2018

Officers from Athens for Everyone are guests on this week's show. They discuss the upcoming election, the organization’s 2018 platform and issues they think are important to members of the Athens community.

Athens News Matters for May 04, 2018

May 6, 2018

District 9 Athens-Clarke County Commission candidates Ovita Thornton and Tommy Valentine are the guests on this edition of Athens News Matters. They discuss concerns facing the district, their campaigns and why they’re running for the Athens-Clarke County Commission.