Chris Shupe

Program Director

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The Guest List - Social Distance Edition

May 24, 2020

The music venues in Athens, GA may have temporarily gone dark, but the heart of the local music scene still beats strong. Jordan and Molly have composed a special mixtape, designed to reach across the social distance and lift your spirits as you shelter in place. Featured artists include Maggie Rogers, Modern Skirts, Fiona Apple, Dream Tent, George Harrison, Marshmallow Coast, Avid Dancer, and Maserati.

The Guest List - March 2020

May 24, 2020

The Guest List Brain Trust share their picks for a wide-ranging crop of upcoming shows, covering a worldly mix of musical genres in both well-known and unexpected local venues. Featured artists include The Gentry, Hunter Morris & Blue Blood, Reverend Horton Heat, Against Me!, Kishi Bashi, and Eyelids.

This week on Athens News Matters, hear:

Some Athens-area parks reopened, albeit in a limited way, this week. We talk to Kent Kilpatrick, the city’s Leisure Services director, about the reopening and the status of the parks, as well as popular summer programs for kids. 

Some say that communities will lose around $1,700 for every person not accurately reported in the 2020 census. Local "Complete Count" committees are working to make sure everyone is represented in the upcoming census. UGA professor and member of Athens' Complete Count committee Grace Bagwell Adams joins us to talk about the importance of accurate census reporting.