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This morning on BBC's Newshour, we discuss China launching a major new trade route via the ancient Silk Road route, and ...
02/10/2020

This morning on BBC's Newshour, we discuss China launching a major new trade route via the ancient Silk Road route, and more. Tune into WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 9 am.

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Matt Nathanson, Stephen Kellogg, Carbon Leaf and more take on the Mountain Stage this weekend! Tune into WUGA, 91.7 an 9...
02/09/2020

Matt Nathanson, Stephen Kellogg, Carbon Leaf and more take on the Mountain Stage this weekend! Tune into WUGA, 91.7 an 94.5 FM at 6 pm.

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Today on On Second Thought​, Heart/Beat: Gospel, Brubeck and Rhythms of the City is running at the Atlanta Ballet until ...
02/09/2020

Today on On Second Thought​, Heart/Beat: Gospel, Brubeck and Rhythms of the City is running at the Atlanta Ballet until February 15. We hear a sample of the music from the performance, which takes place in three movements. Tune into your local NPR station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 11 am.

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Today at noon on WUGA's Athens News Matters: a look back at the week in local and state politics.  List on your local NP...
02/09/2020

Today at noon on WUGA's Athens News Matters: a look back at the week in local and state politics. List on your local NPR station, WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

Today on Live from Here, Indigo Girls, Real Estate, Amanda Brown, and more take the stage at Town Hall NYC. Tune into WU...
02/08/2020

Today on Live from Here, Indigo Girls, Real Estate, Amanda Brown, and more take the stage at Town Hall NYC. Tune into WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 6 pm.

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Today on Athens News Matters: the use of statistical significance in research findings wiht Nicole Lazar.  Listen today ...
02/08/2020

Today on Athens News Matters: the use of statistical significance in research findings wiht Nicole Lazar. Listen today at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

This week on Athens News Matters: UGA researchers working to develop compostable plastics.  Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 1...
02/07/2020

This week on Athens News Matters: UGA researchers working to develop compostable plastics. Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12 noon on WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind looks into the latest religious liberty bill introduce by Sen. Marty Harb...
02/07/2020

Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind looks into the latest religious liberty bill introduce by Sen. Marty Harbin. This measure would protects faith-based organizations that don’t want to allow adoptions to same sex couples. Tune into your local GPB station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 2 pm.

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UGA Music Business Program
02/07/2020

UGA Music Business Program

Our MBUS Mixer networking event is open to everyone! This is a great opportunity to network with fellow students and faculty or ask more questions about the MBUS program. Come on out to Nuci's Space on February 19th from 5pm-7pm!
Pizza Provided with RSVP to [email protected]

WUGA's Community Advisory Council had its first meeting of 2020 at the ACC County Library.  We welcomed 7 new members to...
02/07/2020

WUGA's Community Advisory Council had its first meeting of 2020 at the ACC County Library. We welcomed 7 new members to the committee. We appreciate these folks giving so freely of their time and energy.

This week on Athens News Matters: the future of commercial air service in Athens.  Listen Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 10a...
02/07/2020

This week on Athens News Matters: the future of commercial air service in Athens. Listen Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

This morning on On Second Thought, we are joined my Naomi McDougall Jones, author, activist, actress, and director. Alth...
02/07/2020

This morning on On Second Thought, we are joined my Naomi McDougall Jones, author, activist, actress, and director. Although 2019 was filled with popular movies directed by women, no women were nominated by the Academy Awards for Best Director 2019. She proposed nothing short of a revolution would change male hold in the film industry. She's here to talk about her new book out this week, The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood. Tune into your local Georgia Public Broadcasting station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 11 am.

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A Chinese health worker speaks to Newshour from one of China's 'fever clinics.' Join us on BBC's Newshour at 9 am on WUG...
02/07/2020

A Chinese health worker speaks to Newshour from one of China's 'fever clinics.' Join us on BBC's Newshour at 9 am on WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

Photo Credit: BBC Newshour

This week on Athens News Matters: the 101 Guide to Wine. Listen Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at noon on WU...
02/06/2020

This week on Athens News Matters: the 101 Guide to Wine. Listen Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at noon on WUGA ;91.7 and 94.5 FM.

NPR's Here & Now covers President Donald Trump's statement from the White House following his acquittal of both articles...
02/06/2020

NPR's Here & Now covers President Donald Trump's statement from the White House following his acquittal of both articles of impeachment yesterday. Tune into your local NPR station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 1 pm for the Here & Now's special coverage of the president's "victory lap."

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Center for Homeless Education released a new report saying that there are at least 1.5 million public school students wh...
02/06/2020

Center for Homeless Education released a new report saying that there are at least 1.5 million public school students who were homeless in the 2017-18 school year. The Takeaway discusses this as homelessness continues to rise across the country, with Texas showing the largest increase. We speak with a school district in Texas to find out how they are managing this issue. Tune into your local NPR station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 3 pm for more information.

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This week on Athens News Matters: UGA's director of Institute for Disaster Management on the coronavirus.  Friday at 1pm...
02/06/2020

This week on Athens News Matters: UGA's director of Institute for Disaster Management on the coronavirus. Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12 noon on WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

Today on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind, we continue to discuss the Iowa totals as we receive them. Also...
02/06/2020

Today on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind, we continue to discuss the Iowa totals as we receive them. Also Michael Bloomberg continues his plan to win states voting in March, today he will be in Savannah and Macon, Georgia. Tune into your local GPB station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 2 pm.

Photo Credit: AJC

Students Jackie Wright and Stephanie Gaona-Perez from Cedar Shoals High School's student newspaper, who broke the news t...
02/06/2020

Students Jackie Wright and Stephanie Gaona-Perez from Cedar Shoals High School's student newspaper, who broke the news that newly-appointed Board of Education member Antwon Stephens did not graduate from Cedar Shoals High School, as he implied. The students recorded a segment with Alexia Ridley. You can listed on Athens News Matters Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

This morning on BBC's News Hour, President Trump was acquitted yesterday. He only received 47 of the required 67 votes f...
02/06/2020

This morning on BBC's News Hour, President Trump was acquitted yesterday. He only received 47 of the required 67 votes for removal. Republican Senator Mitt Romney was the first republican to vote for the removal from office of their own partisan president. Tune into WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 9 am.

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The Takeaway is joined by Shan Li, a Beijing based correspondent for the Wall Street Journal to discuss xenophobia and a...
02/05/2020

The Takeaway is joined by Shan Li, a Beijing based correspondent for the Wall Street Journal to discuss xenophobia and anti-Chinese sentiments expansion with calls for border closure and flight shutdowns. Hong Kong has seen its first death from the Coronavirus, and their president is calling for stronger efforts. Tune in to The Takeaway on WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 3 pm.

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Today on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind, we discuss the impact of (or lack thereof) of the caucuses this...
02/05/2020

Today on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind, we discuss the impact of (or lack thereof) of the caucuses this year. We discuss a piece written by Nate Silver stating that Iowa is very important this year, and that this meltdown may have a ripple effect moving forward. Tune into your local GPB station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 2pm.

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Join us on BBC's News Hours this morning we have a rare interview with a resident of Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronav...
02/05/2020

Join us on BBC's News Hours this morning we have a rare interview with a resident of Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus. The World Health Organization says countries must act to stop the Coronavirus outbreak. Tune into WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 9 am for more information.

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At 3pm today The Takeaway covers CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) which is associated with repeated head injuries ...
02/04/2020

At 3pm today The Takeaway covers CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) which is associated with repeated head injuries in professional football. Currently, we cannot fully diagnose CTE until someone dies. We discuss how head injuries are discussed in the media, sports, and the military. Tune into your local NPR station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 3 pm for The Takeaway.

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Today on Political Rewind, we discuss the Iowa caucus totals debacle. The chairman of the Democratic Party says the resu...
02/04/2020

Today on Political Rewind, we discuss the Iowa caucus totals debacle. The chairman of the Democratic Party says the results will be released later today. Some candidates believed they did well, while others claimed victory during the confusion. Join us on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind on your local GPB station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 2 pm.

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NPR's Here & Now speaks with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton and CNN Political Anal...
02/04/2020

NPR's Here & Now speaks with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton and CNN Political Analyist. We discuss tonight's The State of the Union address, which is taking place on the eve of the impeachment vote. Join us on your local NPR station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 1 pm.

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02/04/2020
NPR Music

NPR Music

Could it be you? Unsigned musicians: Enter the Tiny Desk Contest by March 30! If you win, you’ll play a Tiny Desk concert and go on tour with NPR Music, supported by State Farm. Learn more at npr.org/tinydeskcontest. Contest opens Feb. 11.

02/03/2020
Athens News Matters Monday production meeting

We hope you will tune in to WUGA's Athens News Matters this week. Here's a peek as senior producer Martin Matheny leads the team through Monday's production meeting. Listen to Athens News Matters Friday at 1pm, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

Tune in right now to Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind as we discuss an article published by FiveThirtyEigh...
02/03/2020

Tune in right now to Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind as we discuss an article published by FiveThirtyEight with Stacey Abrams. She confidently predicts that a woman will be president by 2040, and she thinks it will be her. Tune into your local GPB station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 9am.

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Tune into WUGA FM to hear The Lone Bellow, Over the Rhine, Anna Tivel, and more take the Mountain Stage! WUGA, 91.7 and ...
02/02/2020

Tune into WUGA FM to hear The Lone Bellow, Over the Rhine, Anna Tivel, and more take the Mountain Stage! WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

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This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: Changes at ACC animal services following recent controversies. Listen today at ...
02/02/2020

This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: Changes at ACC animal services following recent controversies. Listen today at 12noon on WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

NPR's Host of Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep joins us on On Second Thought to talk about his 3rd book, Imperfect Union. ...
02/02/2020

NPR's Host of Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep joins us on On Second Thought to talk about his 3rd book, Imperfect Union. This book follows an ambitious couple, Jesse and John Frémont, through American history. Tune into your local NPR station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 11 am.

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Tonight on Live from Here, Bedouine, Andrew Bird, Sarah Jarosz, and more! To listen in, tune into WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM ...
02/01/2020

Tonight on Live from Here, Bedouine, Andrew Bird, Sarah Jarosz, and more! To listen in, tune into WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 6 pm.

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This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: Eating disorders in younger children? Tune in today at 10am and Sunday at 12noo...
02/01/2020

This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: Eating disorders in younger children? Tune in today at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on your local NPR station, WUGA FM 91.7 and 94.5.

This week on Athens News Matters: our panel discusses the West Broad School and the ongoing issues with EMS services. To...
01/31/2020

This week on Athens News Matters: our panel discusses the West Broad School and the ongoing issues with EMS services. Today at a special time (12noon), Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

This morning on On Second Thought, we speak with journalist Rachel Glickhouse from ProPublica about the new hate crime b...
01/31/2020

This morning on On Second Thought, we speak with journalist Rachel Glickhouse from ProPublica about the new hate crime bill introduced by Republican Chuck Efstration last year. Georgia is one of only four states without a law specifying penalties for hate crimes, and the bill will be debated on the Senate floor this year. Tune into your local NPR station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 11 am.

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This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: How well does the movie "Joker" portray mental illness? A UGA psychology profes...
01/30/2020

This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: How well does the movie "Joker" portray mental illness? A UGA psychology professor comments. Listen on Friday at 12 noon, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on your NPR station, WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

The Arts at UGA
01/30/2020

The Arts at UGA

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
The Georgia Museum of Art will be featuring more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. Opens Feb. 1

This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: Why are so many women facing hurdles to exercise their rights to breastfeed?  L...
01/30/2020

This week on WUGA's Athens News Matters: Why are so many women facing hurdles to exercise their rights to breastfeed? Listen on Friday at a special time (12 noon), Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 12noon on your local NPR station, WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM.

This morning on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind, Legislators and the Governor Kemp continue to be at odds...
01/30/2020

This morning on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind, Legislators and the Governor Kemp continue to be at odds over budget cuts being demanded by Kemp. The latest budget concern is about health services. Tune into your local GPB station WUGA, 91.7 and 94.5 FM at 9 am.

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Great story on News Matters today by John Slights about the perennial problem of downtown Athens trash collection! Great to see WUGA really covering a local story with interviews and a well-produced report. (Also Gemma DiCarlo's piece on the "Scottish play"!)
Why am I hearing last Friday's edition of Marketplace right now?
With regard to Affordable Housing in Athens, Your notice on WUGA states that Athens, Georgia has one of the lowest home ownership rates in the state. Though this may be true, this can also be stated as "Athens has one of the highest number of multi-property home owners in the state." Affordable housing will come "on the market" quite often. I put that in quotes because, though they allegedly do come up for sale, they are often sold before they ever hit the market to the general public. Homes are being sold to multi-property rental companies and developers behind the scenes before they ever are offered to the general public. Large lots are split up by developers to create more housing which is then sold at a much higher price than the original cost of the property. There is a rental property down the street which long term tenants were hoping to purchase when the for sale sign was placed in their yard. After having been approved for loans and having a verbal agreement of sorts. The property owners, Stiles Properties, decided they did not want to sell the one house, but would rather sell their entire portfolio, thus eliminating a large amount of affordable housing from being sold to individuals rather than another property management company. Not everyone wants all the amenities added when the houses are "renovated" by developers and would like to buy a $150,000 house and do the work themselves rather than pay $250,000 for a new paint job, granite counter tops and neighbors one can high five out the kitchen window. My question therefore becomes: Is there any way to prioritize home sales to individual family units instead of the multi-property/developers, or is up to the individual realtors to prioritize single owner sales, rather than the quick sales and instant commissions of the "We Buy Ugly Houses" sect? Thank you, Paul Butchart
Thank you thank you thank you! Our Saturday morning was made when Car Talk took its rightful place at 10:00 a.m.!
So pleased that OUR Saturday morning was not ruined by the replacement of Car Talk with Nothing Funny About Money! It's a classic! Don't monkey with a good thing!😀
Every time I come to Athens, I love listening to WUGA and hearing that silky-smooth, sweet baritone voice of Martin Matheny.
Possible to regularly upload podcasts of Athens News Matters? Too good to miss...
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