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Athens News Matters for May 20, 2022

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On this week's show: Clarke County’s Sheriff points to discrepancies in pay between his deputies and ACC police officers as a big factor in morale problems in the Sheriff’s office. Sheriff John Q. Williams joins us. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we'll hear bout the challenges faced by Black Athenians. The panel breaks down the week in news as election day is just over the horizon.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.