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Athens News Matters for November 11, 2022

ANM Nov 11
  • ANM Panel
    Our panel breaks down Tuesday's election results and talks about what went as expected, what surprised them, and what's next in Georgia politics.
  • Abortion Ban Lawsuit
    Emory gynecologist Carrie Cwiak, talks to us about the state of reproductive rights in Georgia post-Roe.
  • Rocky Raffle Midterm Recap
    Clarke County Board of Elections Chair Rocky Raffle joins us to talk about how the midterm elections went and what's ahead.
  • Locked out: Sentencing Project 2022 report
    New research by the Sentencing Project estimates that 2% of the voting-age population in the United States will be ineligible to cast ballots during this year's midterm elections.
  • Vets, PTSD, and Healing
    Reporter-producer Allison Salerno introduces us to a Georgia combat veteran - who has found an unconventional way to heal.
  • Mega Review: Midnights
    WUGA's Julianne Akers took student reviews of "Midnights" and remixed them into a mega-review of a mega-album.
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.