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.

Bears? In Athens? Well....sort of.

Feb 3, 2018
georgiaugazine.com

Bear Hollow Zoo is Athens' local zoo for non-releasable, native Georgian animals. They provide a sanctuary for animals who can no longer live in the wild, and education for all the visitors of the zoo. WUGA Intern and Feature Reporter Kara Pemberton filed this audio postcard.

January is typically a time when many of us participate in setting a New Year's Resolution, even though most of those good intentions will fall by the wayside by the second week of February! Yes sadly that increase in gym memberships each new year does not typically lead to healthier, stronger citizens. It leads one to wonder if there may be options out there that might be so much fun that we forget it's exercise. However, swinging from a trapeze seems a bit beyond just fun exercise! For some at a local non-profit here in Athens, it represents just that, FUN!

The Musical Bridge To Culture

Jan 25, 2018

You might hear the name Athens Tango Project and think it's just another band you might see as part of the vibrant music scene here in Athens....but not only does this band offer a unique brand of music, consistent with the name, it's led by an artist with an equally distinctive sound and story. Feature Reporter Allison Salerno has more about how the band's founder hopes the music will broaden listeners' understanding of Latin American culture.

The Redcoats Go West

Jan 6, 2018

Features Reporter Allison Salerno went to the Rose Bowl for Georgia's historic win over Oklahoma and discovered how members of the Redcoats marching band prepared for their performance in California. She tells us about that - and about important personal milestones some Redcoats made on this trip of a lifetime.

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.

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