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As the pandemic made working from home a necessity for many, Zoom, the online meeting tool, has become a popular way to connect with colleagues. But many users report that the hours spent online have resulted in "Zoom fatigue," or a feeling of exhaustion and burnout. The answer to this modern ailment may be as simple as turning off your camera.

This week's panel - Chris Dowd and Gwen O'Looney - sits down with WUGA's Alexia Ridley to discuss the week in news and politics. The panel discusses the latest in local redistricting, the retirement next year of CCSD Superintendent Xernona Thomas, and the future of an early learning center as time ticks away on a federal funding deadline.


Historians and activists hoping for access to grand jury testimony related to Walton County’s unsolved Moore's Ford lynching did not get the progress they were hoping for.

GA Senate approves Congressional map

Nov 19, 2021

The Georgia State Senate has voted along party lines to approve a new map of Congressional districts for the state.

The biggest change for the Athens area is that Clarke County will find itself contained within one congressional district again for the first time in nearly a decade if the map passes the House and is approved by Governor Brian Kemp.


There's some promising news about the COVID-19 pandemic in Athens-Clarke County.

ACC officials say that the number of cases per 100,000 dropped dramatically over the past week - from nearly 75 cases per 100,000 residents down to 60 cases per 100,000.

Another good piece of news - the number of hospitalizations also decreased from 18 to 9 over the last week.

Not all of the news is positive, however. Three new deaths were reported by ACC, bringing the county's total number of COVID deaths to 178.