Martin Matheny

Producer/Athens News Matters/Host: All Things Considered, Night Music

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A few weeks ago, we met Athens-Clarke County Community Forester Rodney Walters about the county’s community tree study. According to the ACC Manager’s office, the survey is going even faster than expected.

On this edition of Athens News Matters: District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, how physical activity may help control burnout among health care workers, plus our panel on the week in news and politics.

Hosts: Chris Shupe and Alexia Ridley

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead, along with other senior UGA officials, is urging members of the University community to get vaccinated before the new academic year begins.

Calling vaccination “the best way to protect you, your family, and our University community,” Morehead called on anyone eligible for the vaccine to get one.

This comes as concerns rise over surging case numbers and the emergence of the Delta variant. In recent days, case numbers have grown to a level unseen since early spring.

Today on Athens News Matters, as the CDC’s moratorium on evictions winds down, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Tim Denson joins us to talk about local relief efforts and as coronavirus cases rise again, we’ll talk to a panel of health care experts about the Delta variant, how to increase the area’s vaccination rate, and what the next few months could look like.

After a yearlong hiatus, AthFest is back. AthFest Educates Executive Director Jill Helme joins Alexia Ridley to preview this fall’s lineup of bands.