Kara Nelson

Grady College Graduate Assistant

Conflicting and confusing information about booster shots - who can get them and when -- continues to hamper the effort to control Covid-19.

On October 29, 2021, the FDA authorized emergency use of pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old. Additionally, an FDA official states authorizing booster shots for all vaccinated adults is a high priority.

Dr. Ashley Hannings professor at The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy joins Chris Shupe to clarify what you need to know about boosters, as well as whether parents should delay vaccination for their children.


Recently, more Americans are having heated discussions about Critical Race Theory (CRT). Critical Race Theory has popped up on the news, in school board meetings, and even as a campaign issue in last week’s Virginia Governor’s race. While opponents paint CRT as an educational evil, many in the academic world would say those opponents are misunderstanding, in some cases willfully, what critical race theory actually is.


Several Athens-Clarke County-area organizations have collaborated to form the Athens Wellbeing Project, a group that collects data about healthcare, food insecurity, transportation, and other factors that affect Athenians' quality of life.

We'll discuss their mission, as well as a new county-wide survey that they hope will help leaders make informed decisions about how to allocate resources in our community.


It seems that lately we are constantly learning of new ways social media impacts our daily lives and our perceptions of the world. Men and women often have differing views around the expected norms for romantic relationships and platonic relationships. A new study from the University of Georgia found social media may impact perceptions of what is expected in romantic relationships, consent, and sexual activity.

WUGA’s Alexia Ridley sits down with the lead researcher Dr. Adrienne Baldwin-White to talk about her work.


Social workers tackle our toughest social problems often by working directly within our communities. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing practices, working face to face with people has been difficult. 

Some social workers had to adapt by creating new innovative ways to solve problems by utilizing technology while others were already turning to new technology to help serve more people. 

WUGA's Alexia Ridley discusses these challenges with the Associate Dean of the University of Georgia's School of Social Work, Orion Mowbray: