WUGA Spotlight Interviews

WUGA presents one-on-one interviews with some of the most prolific artists and fascinating people who call Athens home. These interviews typically air mid afternoons during NPR's Here & Now and also over the weekend during Weekend Edition and Weekends on All Things Considered.

Michael Cardin w/Didi Dunphy and Pat Priest

Athens in Harmony Concert on Sunday

Jan 16, 2019
Photo: Michael Cardin

Local area volunteers will present “Athens in Harmony” on Sunday, January 20th at 7 p.m. at The Foundry in downtown Athens. “Athens in Harmony” is a concert blending dozens of artists across racial and genre lines. Proceeds benefit the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement. (Tickets may be purchased on-line at THE FOUNDRY ATHENS DOT COM.) Pat Priest and Knowa Johnson visited WUGA studios to talk about the upcoming event with Michael Cardin.


Dec 5, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

The Town and Gown Players present the Pulitzer Prize award-winning play, "Sweat".  Cast members Travis Williams and Tracy Brown join WUGA's Michael Cardin to talk about the upcoming production.

A "Christmas Carol" for Athens

Dec 5, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

The Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol."  Cast member John Olive and director Lorraine Thompson talk about the upcoming production.

a2Ru at UGA

Nov 2, 2018
Photo: WUGA

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) fosters and champions the role of the arts and design in research universities. Dave Marr, with UGA's Willson Center dropped by  WUGA studios to talk about the a2Ru event, which is part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts festival.

UGA Spotlight on the Arts: Family Day

Oct 30, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

A great way to engage audiences of all ages in UGA's annual Spotlight on the Arts festival is Family Day.  Kristin Jutras, Director of the UGA Community Music School, provides a preview of the daylong event with WUGA's Michael Cardin.