Athens News Matters for May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

This week on Athens News Matters:

  • Government reporter Jessica Wurst breaks down the Athens-Clarke County budget with Chris Shupe.
  • Martin Matheny and Alexia Ridley talk about the Clarke County School District budget.
  • Travis Glenn from the UGA College of Public Health gives us some clarity on mask-wearing as the number of vaccinated Americans is on the rise.
  • Our panel talks about Governor Brian Kemp's decision to reject additional federal unemployment funds, and the future of the Varsity site on Milledge Avenue.
  • Mark Ebell from the UGA College of Public Health talks about the CDC's new guidance that says vaccninated people can forgo masks in most situations.
  • Zach Mitcham from the Madison County Journal talks about the challenges facing rural counties' vaccination efforts.
  • WUGA's Lucas Trevor reports on this year's big cicada emergence.
  • Alexia Ridley talks to the authors of the book¬†Seen/Unseen¬†which examines the lives of enslaved people in antebellum Athens.