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Athens News Matters for May 3, 2023

Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz has released his proposed budget for next year and commissioners are busily reviewing the massive, 400-plus page document that proposes nearly $185 million in spending. One of the commissioners who will be tweaking and voting on the budget in the coming weeks is District 10’s Mike Hamby, and he sat down with WUGA’s Martin Matheny to talk about all things budgetary.

Odds are, you know someone who has ghosted – that is, ended a relationship by ignoring the other person, without offering a clear explanation – or who has been ghosted. And as online dating, dating apps and other social technologies grow in popularity, so does the likelihood that someone is left on read after a few dates. Yet despite its frequent occurrence, little is known about why people ghost or the psychological effects of this social phenomenon.

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.
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!
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