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Athens News Matters for August 19, 2022


This week on Athens News Matters:

  • The three newly elected ACC commissioners join the team to discuss their priorities as they prepare to take office next January.
  • The panel discuses the possible changes to Mitchell Bridge and Timothy Roads as well as a major federal grant coming to ACC.
  • Air-conditioning is a must on these hot summer days in Georgia, unfortunately for most people in Georgia prisons, air-conditioning is not a luxury they have access to.
  • Georgia Music Hall of Fame 'Georgia on My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History' Exhibit.
  • Tales from the garden returns as Dr. Allan Armitage discusses the Bee balm.
  • WUGA's first voice on the station's air returns to commemorate the stations's 35th anniversary.
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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