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

The panel discusses Jody Hice, CCSD in-person learning, and accessibility of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Clarke County School District

A lot can happen over the course of a year, something that the staff, administrators and teachers in the Clarke County School District know all too well. This time last year, Clarke County schools were feeling their way around the uncharted territory of mass virtual learning. Now, CCSD is in its final phase of returning to in-person class instruction and has held mass COVID vaccinations for its teachers and staff. But what exactly has it taken to get here?

Watkinsville Mayor Bob Smith abruptly resigned last week. We talk to Michael Prochaska about the former mayor’s sudden departure.

For recent parents, it’s never too soon to prepare for their kids’ college education, but what if you’re still managing your own student loan debt?

Athens News Matters: Rhodes Scholar Phaidra Buchanan

Mar 26, 2021
UGA Today

We’ll meet UGA’s newest Rhodes Scholar, Phaidra Buchanan, who is majoring in Social Studies Education in the Mary Frances Early College of Education.