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Today on Athens News Matters, a rise in anti-trans legislation across the country, and even though several Georgia bills targeted at the trans community have failed to pass, LGTBQ Athenians are concerned. Also today, part three of our series on anti-Asian discrimination. Those stories, our panel on the week in news, and more … coming up on Athens News Matters.

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Public health expert Amber Schmidtke joins us to talk about the vaccine rollout in Georgia.

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Children are the highest consumers of added sugar, even as high-sugar diets have been linked to health effects like obesity and heart disease and even impaired memory function. Now, new research has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood.

Today on Athens News Matters, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Allison Wright on the pandemic and the recovery in Athens. Also today, Georgia’s new elections law has drawn criticism from inside that state and around the country. We’ll talk to GPB’s Stephen Fowler about what the law does – and doesn’t - do. Those stories, our panel on the week in news, and more … coming up on Athens News Matters.

Today on Athens News Matters, how parents are planning for their kids’ college education, while still managing their own student loan debt. Also today, we’ll check in with a UGA researcher who’s using wastewater to monitor COVID case numbers. Plus, bringing the beauty of nature to mobility-challenged individuals. Those stories, our panel on the week in news, and more … coming up on Athens News Matters.

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