Jeanne Davis

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters

Athens News Matters: Imagination Squared

22 hours ago

 “Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience” at the Lyndon House consists of 1070 five-inch-square works of art that convey stories of recovery, adaptation, and strength. We sat down to speak with creator Christina Foard and collaborator Mark Mobley about the project and how they expanded to incorporate sonic responses to the theme, which now includes 74 short recordings, many of them made by undergraduate students at the Hodgson School of Music.

Athens News Matters: James Chafin

Oct 16, 2020

Nonpartisan Candidate for District Attorney, James Chafin sits down with us to answer your listener questions and discuss why he is running, the need to maximize accountability courts, and more.


Last week, the Oconee County Board of Commissioners approved a measure to provide broadband internet service across the county. 


Partnering with Smart City Capital, the plan will last 20 years and provide broadband internet for residents and businesses.

The project will cost $4.5 million and be paid for through the 2021 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. This is an optional 1% sales tax intended to provide funding for capital projects like this.

In the State House District 119 race, Republican incumbent Representative Marcus Weidower sits down with Alexia Ridley to answer your listener questions and address issues of COVID-19, how carbon sequestration could improve climate change, and technology's impact on violence.


Athens News Matters: Contact Tracers

Oct 2, 2020

Contact tracing has become a vital tool for tracking the Coronavirus, but what does this process look like? We sit down with Epidemiologist and Contact Tracer Supervisor, Blake Herring as he talks about the challenges facing contact tracers, and how people can make their jobs easier in the interests of public health.