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Athens News Matters for May 27, 2022


This week on Athens News Matters, ACC Commissioner Russell Edwards joins us with an update on the county's budget process. We'll talk about what scientists are seeing in the community's wastewater. Legendary media executive, producer, and curator, Pat Mitchell, connects women with opportunities to discover, grow, and use their power to make the world a better place. Designer of the educational computer game, Oregon Trail, discusses the 1985 reboot that made the game a cultural touchstone. Election day is over, what should we do with all of those campaign yard signs? Our panel breaks down the week in news and politics.

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.
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!