Athens News Matters

Athens News Matters: CCSD Interview

Feb 5, 2021

After last returning to virtual learning in December, the Clarke County School District plans to restore the option for in-person instruction in mid-February.  

Athens News Matters: Georgia Ag Forecast

Feb 5, 2021

Agriculture is big business in Georgia. We’ll talk to Mark McCann from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences about the Georgia Ag Forecast, and the year ahead for farmers.

Athens News Matters: Panel

Feb 5, 2021

Listen to the panel discuss this week's news and more on Athens News Matters.

In July 2019 on Athens News Matters, we spoke with Dr. Anna Scheyett about the alarming rate of suicides among farmers. Today, Dr. Scheyett joins us again to talk about farmer’s mental health in the pandemic era.

For access to services and immediate crisis help, call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7.

One upside of the pandemic for some people was getting to spend more time with their pets. And many people even took advantage of the extra time at home to adopt. But as things return to something like normal, are we setting our pets up for a battle with separation anxiety?

Kate Carpenter is a retired veterinary technician and certified dog trainer in Athens, GA. She owns a business called Dog Training Diva and speaks on how dogs are social creatures who take comfort in the familiarity of schedules and are very attuned to signs that that schedule might change.