Megan Wahn

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters

Athens News Matters: Fighting Pandemic Fatigue

Nov 20, 2020

More than six months into the coronavirus pandemic, cases are again surging across the US, and one factor may be that people are simply tired of following necessary precautions. We spoke to three professionals to discuss the contributions to pandemic fatigue and how to deal with its effects, while also continuing to stay safe during the pandemic.

Athens News Matters: Hate Groups and Extremists

Nov 13, 2020

In the days before the election, Georgia was identified as one of five states that could see elevated militia activity around the 2020 election. Two experts on hate groups talk about the threats in Georgia, and the state of the far-right.

Below is the full interview with experts Cas Mudde, Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Professor of International Affairs, and Shannon Foley-Martinez consultant at PERIL at American University.

Athens News Matters: What Now, Yard Signs?

Nov 6, 2020

For most candidates, the election is over – but what should voters do with their leftover yard signs? ACC Waste Reduction Administrator Joe Dunlop sits down with Megan Wahn to explain how to effectively recycle your political yard signs.


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Clarke County residents who chose to cast their ballots via early in-person voting saw waits up to two and a half hours in line. But as Megan Wahn tells us, that’s not the case today. 


After three weeks of early voting, the final day for voters to cast their ballots is here. 


As of last Friday, some 37-thousand people voted in advance, accounting for nearly half of registered Clarke County voters, according to, and today, more are projected to join them. 

Athens News Matters: Mark Ebell

Oct 30, 2020

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.