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Athens News Matters for November 4, 2022

ANM NOV 4
  • Accessory Dwelling Units
    Athens-Clarke County commissioners debated Accessory Dwelling Units on Tuesday.
  • ANM Panel 
    This week's panel discusses Mayor and Commission meeting, an early voting update, and the Athens Clarke County Eviction Protection Program.
  • Formerly Incarcerated People as a Protected Class
    We talk to an activist and former inmate about the recent Atlanta City Council vote to designate formerly incarcerated people as a protected class.
  • East Athens Development Corporation's digital initiative
    The East Athens Development Corporation launches an initiative to promote academic achievement among CCSD students.
  • Lunar Eclipse
    Athens will see a lunar eclipse in the early hours of Nov 8.
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.
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.