Athens News Matters

Fridays at 1PM, Saturdays at 10AM and Sundays at Noon.

For over 15 years, Athens News Matters has been a vehicle to connect listeners with the stories that matter from Athens and around Northeast Georgia. In July 2019, the program was relaunched in a new format, an hour of content, including the panel of commentators which has been a mainstay of Athens News Matters, but adding more stories, features, interviews, and more.

The Athens News Matters team:

Hosts: Alexia Ridley and Chris Shupe

Senior Producer: Martin Matheny

Producers: Jeanne Davis, Jessica Wurst, Lora Yordanova, Lucas Trevor

Contributors: Dr. James Cobb, Cathy Bradberry, Michael Cardin, Jimmy Sanders

This week on Athens News Matters:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Joan Prittie, the Executive Director of Project SAFE, tells us what we need to know about the challenges facing care providers and survivors, and how we can help.

Athens News Matters: Vaccine Development

Oct 23, 2020

Many companies are working overtime on a coronavirus vaccine, but finding a safe, viable vaccine is only the first challenge. We sat down with Dr. Grace Gowda International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences Director to talk about how the vaccine development fight is going, what we should known about the process, and what to expect in the near future.

Athens News Matters: Panel

Oct 23, 2020

The panel discusses the week in news and politics including in-person voting, CCSD’s return to in-person learning, and local campaign fundraising.

Athens News Matters: Veterinary Services and Covid-19

Oct 23, 2020

With social distancing and other safety guidelines, veterinarians are coming up with innovative ways to balance safety and compassion in their practices. Dr. Benjamin Brainard is the Edward H. Gunst Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care as well as the Director of Clinical Research at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Hospital, and Dr. Denise Weaver is a practicing veterinarian at Companion Animal Hospital. They sat down with us to discuss what owners can expect when visiting their practices.