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Athens News Matters for December 2nd, 2022

ANM Panel
The week in news and politics, including the recent break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters in Athens, whether the push for Saturday voting was worth it, and the possible outcome of next week’s runoff election for US Senate.
Deborah Gonzalez and Restorative Justice
Deborah Gonzalez, the District Attorney for Georgia’s Western Judicial Circuit, joins us to explain how restorative justice can make both the victims of crime – and the perpetrators – whole.
Sex Trafficking Myths
A research fellow at the University of Georgia’s Center on Human Trafficking Research & Outreachdebunks myths on social media about sex trafficking and talks about what’s really happening with Reporter-producer Allison Salerno.
Rhodes Scholar Natalie Navarrete
We’ll learn more about Navarrete’s academic pursuits, and how this honor will help shape her future.
UGA/Humane Society Shelter Medicine Partnership
The Humane Society has provided more than 500 surgeries per month to animals in need with help from the UGA Vet School.
Athens Symphony Holiday Season
A peak into how The Athens Symphony plans to make joyful noises this holiday season.

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.