Alexia Ridley

News Anchor

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Athens News Matters: August 16, 2019

Aug 16, 2019


On this week's Athens News Matters:

Jason Perry, president of Bike Athens, and Elliott Caldwell, executive director of Georgia Bikes, join the program to talk about ways that cyclists and motorists can better communicate and share the road.

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity’s Spencer Frye and Paul Farr join Alexia Ridley to discuss their upcoming event, the Housing Code Hack, presented in partnership with WUGA. You can submit your questions about the Athens affordable housing crisis by email at, or on our Facebook page.

On this week’s edition of The Panel, panelists Gwen O’Looney of WXAG, Blake Aued of Flagpole Magazine and Lee Shearer of the Athens Banner-Herald join moderator Alexia Ridley to discuss the Clarke County Board of Education's proposal to close down the West Broad Farmer’s Market, the Magill Society, the future of Georgia Square Mall in the wake of the Sears department store closing, and the University of Georgia’s plan to earmark $100,000 for research into slavery at the University of Georgia and Athens.

District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson joins Alexia Ridley to talk about the state of childcare in Athens and how to make childcare more affordable in the region.