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.

Helping Reduce the Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Apr 12, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

The obesity and diabetes epidemic in the United States is worsening. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows nearly 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S. Public health researchers say that areas with higher poverty rates typically have a greater risk for obesity and diabetes. WUGA Feature Reporter Allison Salerno has the story about efforts right here in Athens Clarke County to help folks limit that risk. Click on the following links for more information:

Physical Fitness for Dawgs

Apr 6, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

Obesity is a problem for many Americans and Georgians are no exception. It turns out the University of Georgia is trying to combat that trend through a phys ed class  undergraduates have to take before they graduate . Features Reporter Allison Salerno checked out a class and talked to students and staff about this graduation requirement..

Taking Care of "Canine Kids"

Mar 16, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

People who love the Georgia Bulldogs are a special and loyal kind of human. Turns out many of them are also fans of actual dogs . Features Reporter Allison Salerno wanted to know how they balance the love for their "canine kids" with all the travel involved with supporting those dawgs on the field.

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Usually if you were discussing rivers and banjo music you would be doing so as a reference to the classic movie Deliverance, but in this case the mention is far more meaningful. Grammy Award winning banjoist Alison Brown is teaming up with a local land trust for a benefit concert here in Athens. 

In the Eye of the Beholder

Mar 9, 2018
Photo: Allison Salerno

Beauty is often said to be in the eyes of the beholder. The same can be said for art, especially when dealing with the abstract. In fact, according to the well known painter and co-founder of Cubism, Pablo Picasso, "art is a lie that makes us realize the truth." That search for truth seems to play out in a current installment at UGA's Georgia Museum of Art. WUGA Feature Reporter Allison Salerno tells us about the Clinton Hill exhibit.

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