Athens News Matters

Fridays at 1PM, Saturdays at 10AM and Sundays at 11AM

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, Gemma DiCarlo, Colin Bergen, Savannah Sicurella

Contributors: Dr. James Cobb, Cathy Bradberry, Michael Cardin

Athens News Matters for July 28, 2017

Jul 31, 2017

Encore presentation of Athens News Matters with guests Mark Madison and Julie Farmer from the United Way of Northeast Georgia. They discuss 2-1-1, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and outreach efforts.

Athens News Matters July 21, 2017

Jul 24, 2017

Guests Blake Aued, Gwen O’ Looney and Rebecca McCarthy talk about the candidates vying for House district 117, the seat being vacated by Regina Quick, ever-expanding Governor’s race, and they discuss recent protests regarding proposed changes to Medicaid.

Athens News Matters July 14, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, Guests Mel Davis, Myla Neal and Cathy Padgett, from the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department, discuss changes to the scholarship program, master plans for Bishop and Memorial parks, as well as activities and services available at the department.

Athens News Matters July 7, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

Athens News Matters for July 7, 2017, with guests Julie Farmer and Mark Madison with the United Way of Northeast Georgia. They discuss the 2-1-1 program, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and the agency's outreach efforts.

Athens News Matters July 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, the guests are Julie Farmer and Mark Madison from the United Way of Northeast Georgia. They discuss the impact the Dolly Parton Imagination Library has on area children. They also fill us in on the latest developments at 2-1-1.

On this edition of Athens News Matters, the guest Julie Famer and Mark Madison from the United Way of Northeast Georgia discuss the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the 2-1-1 program.

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