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Athens News Matters for September 16, 2022

This week on Athens News Matters:

  • The District 2 special election creates headaches for the Board of Elections officials.
  • Historic Athens annual Porchfest returns on Sunday, October 2 - The team gets a preview from the executive director of Historic Athens.
  • The panel discusses the week in news, including the plans for an east side library and a meeting of the county's board of elections.
  • NPR's Nina Totenberg discusses her new book, Dinners with Ruth, and her legendary career as a Supreme Court reporter.
  • UGA study finds active teens may be more likely to vape.
  • Tales from the garden returns - The Chaste Tree.
  • A tribute to the great Art Rosenbaum.
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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