Athens News Matters for October 8, 2021

Oct 8, 2021

This week on Athens News Matters, GPB reporter Stephen Fowler joins Chris Shupe to discuss the upcoming redistricting maps and what that will mean for Georgia. The county's TSPLOST Advisory Committee has some tough choices to make when deciding what projects will make the final cut. Assistant Chief of the Wildlife Resource Division, Matt Elliott, joins the team to discuss the sudden surge of Joro Spiders in Northeast Georgia. Those stories plus a story on vaccine hesitancy and religion, UGA researches discover an eco-friendly way to dye denim, and this week's panel breaks down the week in news and politics.