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Athens News Matters for September 23, 2022


This week on Athens News Matters:

  • ACC Commissioners heard a presentation last week on where the East Side Public Library project is and where it's going.
  • The panel looks ahead at items in front of the ACC Commission.
  • UGA research reveals aging sewer lines and septic systems are major contributors to antibiotic resistance.
  • Athens Area Diaper Bank is calling on community members to help address the problem of diaper need in our community.
  • Math is causing anxiety in young students.
  • Newly named Athens Reads series begins with book recommendations from proprietors of some favorite local haunts.
Robin Whetstone is a local writer and storyteller who loves Athens, cats, and podcasts. She came to WUGA in 2018 to serve as our Operations Assistant, checking programs for broadcast and assisting the Operations Director with day-to-day scheduling and technical processes. She is now Senior Content Producer, and she reports for Athens News Matters, is the local host for All Things Considered and the Georgia Health Report.
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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