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Athens News Matters for August 12, 2022

This week on Athens News Matters:

  • Our panel discusses the sole finalist for the CCSD's search for a new superintendent as well as competing economic development plans from Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp.
  • Some programs in South and Middle Georgia have been successful in bringing doctors to rural counties in Georgia.
  • The strain of farming could take a toll on farmer's mental health.
  • Dr. Scheyett discusses the growth in suicides among farmers.
  • A recent survey shows a record number of bald eagle nests in Georgia.
  • 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder'
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!
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