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Athens News Matters for September 9, 2022

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This week on Athens News Matters:

  • Community members discuss the upcoming changes to Prince Avenue.
  • ACC Commissioner Mariah Parker discusses their sudden resignation from the ACC Commission.
  • The panel talks about Mariah Parker's resignation, help for renters whose homes have been bought out by an outside investor, and why commissioners got chippy about quorums.
  • The summer reading series continues with WUGA's own Martin Matheny.
  • Remembering 9/11 - We hear from Greg Trevor as he shares his first hand experience of being at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001.
Martin Matheny was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. 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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. 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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