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Athens News Matters for August 26, 2022


This week on Athens News Matters:

  • Athens NAACP President discusses the probable hiring of Clarke County's next superintendent as well as addresses concerns some in the community are having about the transparency of the hiring process.
  • Starting this week, Georgia voters can request absentee ballots.
  • Our panel talks about the week in news and politics.
  • Tybee Island Beach gets recognition for its role in the state's civil rights history.
  • Athens non-profit, Concrete Jungle, ensures no local produce goes to waste.
  • Anti-smoking advocates are again pushing for the FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes.
  • The highlights of the "UGA Presents" 2022-2023 season.
  • The summer reading series continues.
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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