Alexia Ridley

News Anchor

Ways to Connect

To “honor” Valentine’s Day, the Athens News Matters production team compiled a short playlist of bitter love songs – upbeat tunes for the downhearted. 

Some say that the most effective way to fight poverty is at the hyperlocal, neighborhood level. A new partnership with the Athens Clarke County government is allowing Family Connection – Communities in Schools to do just that. 

University of Georgia professor Daniel Hill, of the School of Public and International Affairs, is studying the relationship between violence and democracy, with surprising findings. 

Red & Black staff member and University of Georgia student Erin Schilling joins panel regulars Blake Aued and Lee Shearer to discuss the Clarke County School district and Board of Education member Antwon Stephens, as well as the community police review board.

UGA President Jere Morehead joins Alexia Ridley for a wide-ranging discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the university in its 235th year. 

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