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District 6 Commissioner Jesse Houle joins us to talk about the Athens-Clarke County budget and a proposed civil rights ordinance.

Whether you call it Liberation Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day or just Juneteenth, next weekend marks an important day in Black history, and as voting access becomes a major issue in the US, this holiday takes on even more meaning. Lewellyn Cornelius talks with WUGA's Chris Shupe.

Photo: Diane Gee

Two weeks ago, at the age of 73, Olyn Gee officially earned his degree from the Grady College of Journalism. This is the second degree he earned from the University of Georgia; the first was in political science in 2018, at the tender age of 70. Olyn joins us to talk about his time at UGA.

Why is Critical Race Theory Objectionable to The Right?

May 28, 2021
Photo: Grady College

In recent weeks, conservative political leaders have turned their ire towards critical race theory. But what is critical race theory and why is it objectionable to people on the right? WUGA's Chris Shupe of Athens News Matters talks with Grady College's  Dr. Maria Len-Rios. Dr. Len-Rios is a professor and the associate dean for academic affairs at Grady College.

Her research focuses on inequalities in the media.