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 July 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

Panelists Blake Aued, Lee Shearer, and Gwen O’ Looney  the discuss the results of the July 24 runoff election. They also discuss ACCPD officers subduing a 10-year at the scene of a domestic violence arrest.

Athens News Matters for July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018

This week on Athens News Matters, panelists Lee Shearer, and Blake Aued discuss the July 24th runoff, President Donald Trump endorsing Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the fate of National EMS and modifications underway at UGA's White Dam.

Athens News Matters for July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018

On this week’s show guests Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG, and Blake Aued with Flagpole and Lee Shearer with the Athens Banner Herald discuss SPLOST 2020, fire and ambulance response times, incentives for beer cans instead of bottles and accolades in Athens, Greece for some Athens, Georgia creatives.

Athens News Matters for July 6, 2018

Jul 6, 2018

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Dr. Merrill Norton and Attorney Patrick Garrard discuss the opioid crisis facing Athens and other communities around the state.

Athens News Matters for June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018

This week on Athens News matters, panelists discuss recent attention focused on ambulance service, the latest data concerning children, and a proposed historic district in Athens among other topics.