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 August 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018

This week on Athens News Matters panelists Blake Aued, Lee Shearer and Gwen O' Looney discuss Bird scooters flockng to Athens,the city's plans for bike lanes and concerns regarding cash bail.

Athens News Matters for August 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018

On this week’s edition of Athens News Matters, guests Lee Shearer, Gwen O’ Looney and Blake Aued discuss UGA’s plans for a memorial at Baldwin Hall and concerns regarding equity in Clarke County Schools.

Athens News Matters for August 17, 2018

Aug 17, 2018

Clarke County Schools Superintendent Dr. Demond Means joins us to discuss topics including racial disparities in achievement and discipline, as well as the need for rigorous instruction and teacher retention.

Athens News Matters for August 10, 2018

Aug 10, 2018

It’s a back-to-school edition of Athens News Matters. Panelists Gwen O’ Looney Lee Shearer discuss racial disparities when it comes to school achievement and school discipline numbers.

They weigh in on the appropriateness of punishment handed down in a sexual assault case.

The outcome of an internal affairs investigation at the ACCPD and ending the school-to-prison-pipeline are also up for discussion on the next edition of ANM.

Athens News Matters for August 3, 2018

Aug 4, 2018

On this week’s edition of Athens News Matters my guests from the United Way’s 2-1-1 and the Athens Community Council on Aging discuss the Senior Corps/RSVP volunteer program.

Tegan Hurley and Mark Madison fill us in.