Megan Wahn

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters

Athens News Matters: Mark Ebell

17 hours ago

The RTO COVID-19 study is looking for thousands of people, including people who have and haven’t had COVID-19, to complete a survey and tell researchers what they did to try to prevent and treat the disease including specifics like diet, supplements, natural remedies, and medications. Mark Ebell from UGA's College of Public Health joins us to explain how this study could help generate hypotheses about what might work to prevent or treat COVID-19.  


With the increasing popularity of podcasts,  true crime has become one of the most popular podcast genres. This week we are joined by Cameron Jay, a local podcaster who is exploring one of Athens’ most famous cold cases involving former UGA Law student Tara Louise Baker.

Voting numbers continue to surge in the second week of advanced voting, with 7,688 people that have waited in lines to cast their ballots early and about 12,400 that have sent theirs as absentee through the mail, according to Charlotte Sosebee, the Director of Elections and Voter Registration in Athens Clarke County. Just last week, nearly 2,589 people had early voted and 9,095 absentee ballots had been received.

Four years ago, during the 2016 Presidential Elections, Sosebee says the Board of Elections had 2,744 absentee ballots and 23,423 people vote in advance.

Athens News Matters: John Q. Williams

Oct 16, 2020

Democratic candidate for Sheriff John Q. Williams joins us to answer your listener questions and discuss ways to recruit quality Deputy Sheriff candidates, the need for crisis intervention training, and more.

In the State House District 117 race, Republican incumbent Representative Houston Gaines sits down with Chris Shupe to answer your listener questions and address issues of COVID-19 and small businesses, third-party redistricting, and climate change.