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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After the US Senate passed a $1.6 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the White House has released estimates on what kind of funding Georgia could see if the bill passes the House.

Today on Athens News Matters, Mayor Kelly Girtz on surging COVID numbers and how the city is gearing up for a full-on football season, the Senate last week passed a big infrastructure bill, plus, gaming addiction, and our panel on the week in news and politics.

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.

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