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

With Clarke County Schools on track to begin re-opening next week, Superintendent Xernona Thomas joins us to talk about the plan.

Listen to this week's panel to hear from our reporters and panel guests on current news(Blake Aued, Gwen O'Looney, Chris Dowd) .

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate communities worldwide, Black Americans who face racial discrimination in hospitals and doctor's offices weather additional stresses that can exacerbate threats from COVID-19.

Students who attend the Georgia Prekindergarten Program are more likely to achieve in mathematics than those who do not attend pre-K, according to a new study by Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, associate dean for academic programs and professor in UGA’s Mary Frances Early College of Education.

B.J. Armstead, a graduate student from Atlanta, has founded a sports counseling nonprofit that aims to educate young athletes on mental health.

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