WUGA Feature Stories

Feature Reporters on Location

Here you will find some of the local stories produced by WUGA featured during NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now, and the Weekend News Magazines.


Oct 3, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

Town and Gown of Athens present "Nunsense".  The play's director Mary Herman and music director Sam Hopkins visited with WUGA's Michael Cardin to talk about the upcoming production.

Vinyl Resurgence Spins Up Interest for Local Company

Jul 26, 2018
Kindercore Records

As a public radio listener, chances are you're already quite familiar with vinyl records, and in fact you probably have a collection of your favorite albums stored away somewhere. But did you know according to a recent report from NielsenMusic, record sales are at an all-time high and that there was a record producing plant right here in Athens, taking advantage of a resurgence in Vinyl Listening? Listen below as WUGA interns Jessica Wurst and Marquis Chester, set out to explore what this growing fascination with Vinyl is all about.


Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts awards what it bills as “the highest honor in jazz” – the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships. WUGA's Martin Matheny presents this appreciation of this year’s honorees.

AthFest, Worthwhile Community Event or Just Another Headache?

Jul 6, 2018
Marquis Chester

The past decade has been a renaissance for music festivals globally. Giant shows like Coachella see the rising popularity as an opportunity for greater profits. What does it mean to a small town/local festival like Athfest? Is Athfest able to keep up with giants like Music Midtown and Shaky Knees? Perhaps its purpose lies outside the quest for dollar bills. Listen to the segment below, as WUGA interns from UGA's Grady College set out to discover more.

Local Non-Profit Works to Teach Peaceful Resolutions

May 26, 2018

WUGA Features Reporter Allison Salerno found out about a program right here in Athens to help folks work through conflicts without resorting to violence. This particular class was held for inmates at the Athens Clarke County jail but the lessons apply to all of us. Click here for more information on the Georgia Conlict Center