Athens News Matters

Fridays at 1PM and again Sundays at noon.

Hosts Alexia Ridley and Chris Shupe are joined by local journalists, community leaders and involved citizens in a hour long exploration of issues and in-depth features about life in Athens and surrounding areas. Executive producer of Athens News Matters is Martin Matheny.

Host Alexia Ridley

Host Chris Shupe

Executive Producer Martin Matheny

Athens News Matters: July 19, 2019

Jul 19, 2019
Photo: J.Sanders

Athens News Matters Panel

Blake Aued, Kirrena Gallagher, and Lee Shearer discuss Thursday's marathon school board meeting, ambulance service in Clarke County, SPLOST 2020, and Deborah Gonzalez's challenge to longtime District Attorney Ken Mauldin.

Farmer Suicide: UGA Dean Looks at Causes and Possible Remedies

  Audio Essay: Impeachment and the Historical View

Inside Georgia's Biomass Industry

Athens Remembers: The Moon Landing

Athens News Matters for June 21, 2019

Jun 21, 2019

On this next edition of Athens News Matters, panelists Blake Aued from Flagpole, Gwen O' Looney from WXAG and Lee Shearer from the Athens Banner Herald weigh in on the latest developments from the Athens-Clarke County Commission, the Clarke County School Board passing the district's FY 2020 budget and SPLOST 2020 proposals.

Athens News Matters for June 7, 2019

Jun 7, 2019

On this week's Athens News Matters, panelists Gwen O' Looney with WXAG, Blake Aued from Flagpole and Lee Shearer from the Athens Banner Herald discuss the latest developments from the most recent Mayor and Commission meeting; the proposed FY2020 budget for the Clarke County School District and the decision by the SEC to allow alcohol sales at athletic events.

Athens News Matters for May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

Representatives from Athens-Clarke County’s Leisure Services Department are guests on  this edition of Athens News Matters. They discuss the need for community input on a current needs assessment survey, and they provide information on the type of services available for the community and well as financial assistance provided for those needing help. That’s on ANM, Friday at 1 pm and Sunday at noon.

Athens News Matters for May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

On this edition of Athens News Matters, panelists Blake Aued with Flapole, Gwen O' Looney with WXAG, and Lee Shearer with the Athens Banner Herald discuss ACC commissioners passing a resolution for 100% clean and renewable energy by 2035, concerns regarding that plan and ethics complaints lodged against Clarke County School Superintendent Demond Means.

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