Athens News Matters

Fridays at 1PM and again Sundays at noon.

Producer-Host Alexia Ridley is joined by local journalists, community leaders and involved citizens in a 30 minute discussion of issues facing Athens and surrounding areas.


Athens News Matters for October 5, 2018

Oct 5, 2018

This week on Athens News Matters, guests discuss a report from the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia concluding that former ACCPD officer Taylor Saulters will not face criminal charges, a baseball player at the University of Georgia was released from the team after being accused of using racial slurs at last weekend’s football game and a proposal for new zoning in Winterville that is causing a bit of a stir.

Athens News Matters for September 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

Guests Blake Aued with Flagpole, Lee Shearer with the Banner Herald and Maggie Holland with the Red & Black discuss recent resignations at the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, an investigation into a UGA employee sending out a letter regarding immigrants, and proposed projects for SPLOST 2020 are being considered by the ACC Commission. The panel weighs in on the process.

Athens News Matters for September 21, 2018

Sep 21, 2018

On this edition of Athens News Matters, panelists Blake Aued from Flagpole, Gwen O’ Looney from WXAG, and Lee Shearer from the Banner Herald discuss: Boy Scouts sexual abuse cases involving area churches, possible legislation extending the statute of limitations for victims to sue, and changes at the  Athens Community Career Academy.

Athens News Matters for September 14, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Panelists Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney and Lee Shearer join host Alexia Ridley discuss the resignation of Chief Scott Freeman from Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

Athens News Matters for September 7, 2018

Sep 10, 2018

On this edition of Athens News matters, panelists discuss pocket neighborhoods, the Athens Regional Library becoming a 'trauma-informed' library and SPLOST 2020 equity.