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.

Vinyl Resurgence Spins Up Interest for Local Company

Jul 26, 2018
Kindercore Records

As a public radio listener, chances are you're already quite familiar with vinyl records, and in fact you probably have a collection of your favorite albums stored away somewhere. But did you know according to a recent report from NielsenMusic, record sales are at an all-time high and that there was a record producing plant right here in Athens, taking advantage of a resurgence in Vinyl Listening? Listen below as WUGA interns Jessica Wurst and Marquis Chester, set out to explore what this growing fascination with Vinyl is all about.

Photo:NEA

Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts awards what it bills as “the highest honor in jazz” – the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships. WUGA's Martin Matheny presents this appreciation of this year’s honorees.

AthFest, Worthwhile Community Event or Just Another Headache?

Jul 6, 2018
Marquis Chester

The past decade has been a renaissance for music festivals globally. Giant shows like Coachella see the rising popularity as an opportunity for greater profits. What does it mean to a small town/local festival like Athfest? Is Athfest able to keep up with giants like Music Midtown and Shaky Knees? Perhaps its purpose lies outside the quest for dollar bills. Listen to the segment below, as WUGA interns from UGA's Grady College set out to discover more.

Local Non-Profit Works to Teach Peaceful Resolutions

May 26, 2018

WUGA Features Reporter Allison Salerno found out about a program right here in Athens to help folks work through conflicts without resorting to violence. This particular class was held for inmates at the Athens Clarke County jail but the lessons apply to all of us. Click here for more information on the Georgia Conlict Center

Helping Reduce the Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Apr 12, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

The obesity and diabetes epidemic in the United States is worsening. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows nearly 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S. Public health researchers say that areas with higher poverty rates typically have a greater risk for obesity and diabetes. WUGA Feature Reporter Allison Salerno has the story about efforts right here in Athens Clarke County to help folks limit that risk. Click on the following links for more information:

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