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Athens News Matters: Panel for October 28, 2022

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, will face Republican nominee Herschel Walker in November.
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Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, will face Republican nominee Herschel Walker in November.

As election day nears, a second woman has come forward with allegations that Herschel Walker pressured her to have an abortion. Is Herschel in the hot seat? Or is this just politics as usual? We’ll also get an update on early voting numbers, and analyze Stacey Abrams’ claims that voter suppression continues in Georgia. Finally, a property tax referendum is on the ballot this November. We’ll learn what the bill proposes, and what it might mean for Athens homeowners if it passes.

Robin Whetstone began as the Operations Assistant at WUGA in 2019, and moved into Production at the station in 2021. She loves using production, broadcasting, and digitaL technology to deliver stories that inform and entertain.

Robin is the Senior Producer of Athens News Matters, WUGA's weekly news and culture program, airing Wednesdays at 6pm, and hosts All Things Considered each weekday from 4-6:30pm.

A UGA MPH alumna, she also hosts and produces the Georgia Health Report, a weekly look at health policy and practice in Georgia and in our nation featuring Andy Miller, Southern Bureau Chief and Senior Editor of Kaiser Health News. (Multiple airings on WUGA and state-wide on Georgia Public Broadcasting.)

Robin has worked previously as a journalist, and most recently was a columnist for Flagpole Magazine. She started her career in Public Broadcasting at WPBT, Miami and Southeast Florida's Public Television station. When Robin's not at the station, you can find her wondering why this thing happened and what that person thinks.