© 2024 WUGA | University of Georgia
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Athens News Matters for August 19, 2023

Athens-Clarke County commissioners decided this week to postpone a vote on a third round of bond financing for the Classic Center Arena – a move that one official called a grave mistake. At the same time, the project’s contract with its master developer is in doubt. WUGA’s Martin Matheny sat down with Paul Cramer, President and CEO of the Classic Center to talk about the arena project and what’s next.

In Georgia, more than half of us have a pet in our home. And most of us consider that animal a member of the family. At the University of Georgia’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a veterinary social worker helps clients deal with the stress of having a sick pet and the grief of having one die. Graduate students from the UGA School of Social Work are interning there and learning about the human-animal bond.

WUGA’s new podcast, Aquathread, illustrates the connections in our world from land to water to people, and everything in between. The podcast works to bring you new voices and often underrepresented perspectives on many intertwined topics.

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.
Regents Professor, 2022 MacArthur Fellow, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering,
New Materials Institute, Circularity Informatics Lab, College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Morgan Stanley Plastic Waste Resolution Senior Researcher
Twitter: @JambeckResearch
Instagram: jennajambeck
Related Content