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Athens News Matters for March 30, 2024

Rashe Malcolm on District 6 Commissioner Candidacy

On May 21st, Athens-Clarke County residents will head to the polls. Several important races are on the ballot, including multiple commission seats. WUGA’s Alexia Ridley sat down with Rashe Malcolm, a local business owner and candidate for District 6 Commissioner. Here’s their conversation.

Stephanie Johnson on District 6 Commissioner Candidacy

Earlier this week, WUGA’s Martin Matheny sat down with Rashe Malcolm’s opponent Stephanie Johnson, a former county auditor running for District 6 Commissioner. Here’s that conversation.

Dr. Carolina Caetano on Youth Enrichment Study

From sports to clubs to homework, high school students are busier than ever. New research from the University of Georgia suggests that these so-called “enrichment activities” may have a negative impact on student mental health. Dr. Carolina Caetano is an assistant professor of economics at the University of

Georgia’s Terry College of Business and a co-author of the study. WUGA’s Alexia Ridley sat down to discuss her study’s findings earlier this week.

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.
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