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Athens News Matters for October 28, 2022

  • Winter Covid
    WUGA producer Isabela Weiss talks with Dr. Spencer Fox, Dr. Stephan Goggans and Dr. Greg Nowak about what to expect this winter.
  • ANM Panel 
    This week's panel discusses recent allegations against Candidate Walker, an early voting update, and the property tax referendum on the ballot this year.
  • Jeannette Rankin STAR Party
    We’ll talk with a representative of the Jeannette Rankin foundation to learn more about Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and how Rankin’s legacy continues through the annual STAR party.
  • Cedar Shoals Automotive Technology Program Car Show
    WUGA Intern River Gracey takes a look under the hood of “Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Car Show."
  • “Words at the Threshold” Author Interview
    Author and linguist Lisa Smartt joins us to discuss her book, "Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We're Nearing Death."
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.