Martin Matheny

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

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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.

Today on Athens News Matters:

How the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is training the next generation of activists

A UGA researcher hits a major milestone in his work to develop a new coronavirus vaccine.  

Our panel on the week in news and politics.  Those stories, plus, counting the county’s trees – coming up on Athens News Matters. 


In 1882, the Gospel Pilgrim Society founded one of the first Black cemeteries in the region. The cemetery, now known as Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery, has seen—over its long history— some 3500 African Americans buried on its grounds, at least 25 percent of whom were formerly enslaved.