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

WUGA's Artist in Residence Event for May

May 16, 2018

WUGA's successful Artist In Residence series continues in May with Saturday's event at the home of Noah James Saunders.  Pat Priest, a member of WUGA's Community Advisory Council and the developer of this series, talked with Michael Cardin about Noah and his work.

Photo: Michael Cardin

WUGA's Artist in Residence for April 2018 is painter Broderick Flanigan.  The event is at the home of the artist on Saturday, April 21 from 3-5pm.  For more information about this WUGA fundraising event, link to WUGA's Facebook page at


Artist in Residence: Lisa Freeman

Mar 21, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

WUGA's Artist in Residence for March is Lisa Freeman. Lisa recently talked with WUGA's Michael Cardin about her work and the upcoming event at her home Saturday, March 24.  For more information and tickets call 706-542-9842.

Artist in Residence: Leonard Piha

Feb 14, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

WUGA's first Artist in Residence event of 2018 is Saturday, February 17.  Leonard Piha visited with WUGA's Michael Cardin to talk about his art and the upcoming event.  For tickets: wuga.org or call 706-542-9842.

Back to the Beach...in Athens

Feb 7, 2018
Photo: Leara Rhodes

Athens' Town and Gown Players present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” this weekend and next at the Town and Gown Theater on Grady Avenue.