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, Megan Wahn, Devon Zwald, Lucas Trevor

Contributors: Dr. James Cobb, Cathy Bradberry, Michael Cardin, Jimmy Sanders, John Slights

Athens News Matters for October 13, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued,Gwen O’ Looney and Russell Edwards engage in spirited discussion regarding a recent candidates’ forum and discrepancies in discipline and achievement for African American students in Clarke County.

Athens News Matters for October 6, 2017

Oct 9, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters guests Gwen O’ Looney, District 9 Commissioner Kelly Girtz, and Blake Aued weigh in on a lawsuit filed against the state’s Campus Carry law, the effort to rehabilitate a historic building which was once a hub of activity for Athens’ African-American community, and the rising graduation rates for the Clarke County School District.

Athens News Matters for September 29, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

On the this edition of Athens News Matters, a panel of experts from the University of Georgia discuss the varying types of damage residents in Athens and around the state suffered.  Professor Jeffrey Dorfman with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences assesses the financial loses, Professor Alan Stewart with the College of Education provides insight into the human toll of disasters, and Professor Kim Coder from the Warnell School of Forestry explores the lingering damage to trees buffeted by strong winds.

Athens News Matters for September 22, 2017

Sep 25, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters guests Gwen O' Looney, Blake Aued, and Commissioner Jerry NeSmith discuss a fundraiser held by Democratic Mayor Nancy Dneson for a Republican candidate, the candidates in the House District 117 race, Envision Athens and more.

Athens News Matters for September 15, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney, and Rebecca McCarthy discuss  the local impact of DACA, or  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the planned development for Mitchell Street, and the Broad River Ordinance.

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