Athens News Matters

The recently-concluded US runoffs were among the most expensive campaigns in history. Georgians were treated – or perhaps subjected - daily to texts, calls, ads, and mailers about the candidates. But does all that spending make a difference? WUGA’s Jeanne Davis filed this report.

Athens News Matters: GA Agribusiness

Jan 8, 2021

Agriculture is a $73 billion industry in Georgia. We’ll find out how agribusiness has coped with a topsy-turvy year.

Athens News Matters: Panel on Senate Runoff, General Assembly, and More

Jan 8, 2021

Our panel discusses the recently-concluded Senate runoffs in Georgia, the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly, and the top stories of 2020.

Athens News Matters: COVID-19

Jan 8, 2021

With surging coronavirus cases after the holiday season, we check in with Grace Bagwell Adams of the UGA College of Public Health about the state of the pandemic in our area.

This week on Athens News Matters:

Hundreds of millions of dollars, wall to wall TV ads, tons of mail, and two crucial Senate seats. Our panel looks back at Georgia’s roller coaster US Senate runoff elections. Also today, COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing around the state and the nation. We’ll talk to a public health expert about the state of the pandemic in and around Athens. Plus, how agribusiness is handling the pandemic economy.