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Athens News Matters for November 18, 2022

ANM
  • ANM Panel: Runoff, Eviction, and more news
    What Saturday’s Nevada Senate win could mean for turnout in Georgia’s Senate runoff, more on ACC’s beleaguered eviction relief program, and the rest the week in news.
  • Ossoff hearing follow-up
    Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) unveiled the results of a bipartisan investigation into medical maltreatment of women in federal custody.
  • Commissioner Jesse Houle
    Jesse Houle joins us to talk about the future of an eviction relief program in Athens, a new infusion of money into the North Athens Downtown Redevelopment Project and more.
  • Sebastian Kaempf: Cybersecurity
    In an excerpt from the podcast Unscripted, host Alan Flurry interviews Sebastian Kaempf, professor at the University of Queensland, about the geopolitics of cyberspace.
  • Athens Reads: Kishi Bashi
    Musical virtuoso Kishi Bashi shares a book recommendation in this encore from our Athens Reads series.
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.