Martin Matheny

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

Martin Matheny is the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.

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This week on Athens News Matters, Western Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez sits down with Chris Shupe to discuss staffing in her office, her decision to charge a juvenile defendant as an adult, and the rash of shootings involving young people in Athens.

WUGA's Alexia Ridley sits down with Chris Dowd and Martin Matheny to break down the week in news and politics.

Monday marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Athens-Clarke County and many communities across the country. This was the first time in history that a U.S. President formally acknowledge Indigenous Peoples' Day.

To mark this revisioning of Columbus Day, we revisit a 2019 interview with former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Chad Smith.

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. A time dedicated to depression

awareness and the growing need for accessible and affordable mental health screenings.

Psychologist and Assitant Professor at Piedmont College LaKeisha Gantt joins WUGA's Alexia Ridley to talk about recognizing, diagnosing, treating, and living with mental health challenges.

This week on Athens News Matters, GPB reporter Stephen Fowler joins Chris Shupe to discuss the upcoming redistricting maps and what that will mean for Georgia. The county's TSPLOST Advisory Committee has some tough choices to make when deciding what projects will make the final cut.