Athens News Matters: June 12, 2020

Jun 12, 2020

This week on Athens News Matters, hear: 

  • ACCPD officer John Q. Williams on his victory over longtime incumbent sheriff Ira Edwards
  • Professor Grace Bagwell Adams on when we might see post-Memorial Day and protest COVID case spikes
  • A remembrance of Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, who died earlier this week
  • WUGA's panel of commentators discuss the Georgia primaries and continuing protests in downtown Athens
  • Commissioner Mariah Parker's plan to defund the police in Athens-Clarke County, based on models that have worked elsewhere in the country
  • A breakdown of the Clarke County School District's 2021 funding and subsequent budget
  • How religious services and holidays have adapted to the coronavirus pandemic
  • UGA Director of Dietetics Emma Laing on how to stay healthy while working from home (which often means unfettered access to snacks)
  • A list of movies and TV series to stream if you want to learn about race in America