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Athens News Matters for October 21, 2022

  • Athens' Housing Crisis
    We talk with local artist and activist Broderick Flanigan about Athens’ housing shortage and what is being done to help residents.
  • ANM Panel 
    The panel recaps recent debates between candidates for state offices, takes a look at local lawmaking, and updates us on early and absentee voting is going, and discusses the District 2 special election.
  • Boys & Girls Club Workforce Grant 
    WUGA Producer Kate Regan talks with the director of the Athens Boys and Girls Club to learn more about the program aimed at readying youth aged 12 years and older for the workplace.
  • CCSD Student Art Show
    WUGA Producer Isabella Weiss gives us some highlights from this year’s show.
  • Classic City Band Concert Preview
    Michael Brewer, Conductor of Athens’ Classic City Band, talks about the upcoming Fall concert at UGA’s Hodgson Concert Hall.
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!
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.