Athens News Matters

Fridays at 1PM, Saturdays at 10am and Sundays at 11AM

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

Associate Producer: Gemma DiCarlo

Segment Producers: Sofia Gratas, Megan Wahn, Jessica Wurst

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

Athens News Matters: April 3, 2020

21 hours ago

This week on Athens News Matters, hear:

As health care providers are struggling to keep a supply of personal protective equipment, one Athens maker is turning to 3D printing to help alleviate the PPE shortage.

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Athens News Matters: How Long Will It Take to Reboot the Local Economy?

21 hours ago

It’s anyone’s guess when our lifestyles return to normal, but it’s a safe bet that sometime, we’ll be back to dining in restaurants, going to concerts, and meeting friends for drinks. Once social distancing restrictions are lifted, how long could it take to reboot the local service economy?

Once a venue for wedding receptions, conventions, and concerts, the Classic Center is retooling to become a temporary light manufacturing facility.

Athens-Clarke County has one of the highest poverty rates in the country and worrying rates of generational poverty. How will the COVID-19 recession hurt those families?