Athens News Matters for November 12, 2021
This week on Athens News Matters, Clarke County voters overwhelmingly approved a $120 million continuation of the one percent sales tax to fund education improvements. Chris Shupe sits down with the chief of operations for the Clarke County School District to discuss what school district officials have planned for the new revenue. Lauren Baggett and Dr. Glenn Nowak join the team to discuss the growing mistrust of science and scientist and how scientists can better communicate information related to COVID-19. Alexia Ridley sits down with Amelia Wheeler to discuss the 8-week series of educational classes that is hosted by the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement. Family therapist Don Randall joins Alexia Ridley to discuss how to de-escalate family situations during the upcoming holidays. Our panel discusses a narrowed-down list of potential TSPLOST projects plus the week in news and politics.