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

Athens News Matters: Hurricane Season

Sep 11, 2020

The 2020 hurricane season has already been a busy one, with nine named storms in the Atlantic, so far. We talk to Dr. Pam Knox to find out what’s causing all this activity and how Georgia might be affected.

2020 hasn’t been the most joyful year for most of us. To help relieve some of the tension of a stressful year, our team has put together a playlist of feel-good favorites from local artists.



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With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing the closure of many live music events, a large group of Athens musicians have (temporarily) traded the recording studio and the stage for the kitchen. WUGA speaks with some of these musicians about the "Musician's Quarentine Cookbook", presenting their favorite recipes in a cookbook to benefit Nuci’s Space.