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Athens News Matters: 5/14/21


This week on Athens News Matters:

  • ACC Commissioner Tim Denson joins us to talk about Project RESET, an ambitious proposal to address the rising tide of evictions.
  • AthFest is back! Alexia Ridley talks to AthFest Educates Executive Director Jill Helme about the festival and what to expect when it kicks off in September.
  • We'll explain what hostile architecture is and what communites can do to address it.
  • Our panel discusses Project Reset and the possibility of a public restroom downtown.
  • New research from the University of Georgia suggests there may be alternatives to lockdowns and quarantines.
  • A new report from the nonprofit Trust for America's Health says chronic underfunding hampered the public health response to COVID-19.
  • You may be seeing more butterflies in your yard lately. We'll find out how climate is changing butterfly abundance.
  • The Lyndon House is hosting the exhibit #NotAStereotype, curated by the recipient of the Lyndon House Arts Foundation's Guest BIPOC Curator program.
  • And, we'll remember Bloodkin's Daniel Hutchens, who died last week at age 56.