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21, Feb 2020

Athens News Matters: Proposed West End Historic District Opposed by Some Business Owners

While much of downtown Athens is covered by a historic district, the western part of downtown – including the 40 Watt Club, Hot Corner and more – remains relatively unprotected. WUGA's Megan Wahn reports on why some business owners are okay with the lack of protection.

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3, April 2020

Athens News Matters: How Long Will It Take to Reboot the Local Economy?

It’s anyone’s guess when our lifestyles return to normal, but it’s a safe bet that sometime, we’ll be back to dining in restaurants, going to concerts, and meeting friends for drinks. Once social distancing restrictions are lifted, how long could it take to reboot the local service economy?

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8, May 2020

Athens News Matters: Local Bankers Help Direct Economic Relief Funds to Small Businesses

When Congress released economic relief funds for small businesses, bankers knew the competition would be fierce. In Athens, local bankers put together a rapid response effort that helped direct some of that funding to local businesses.

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8, Jan. 2021

Athens News Matters: Movie Theaters and COVID-19

Even with a vaccine in distribution, it could still be months – or even longer – before enclosed spaces like movie theaters are safe. Film distributors have pivoted to streaming, even for big-budget titles, so does that mean bad news in the long term for theaters?

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6, March 2020

Athens News Matters: The ASMR Revolution

Love it or hate it, ASMR videos are growing in popularity – and bringing in serious revenue for some content creators.

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1, May 2020

Athens News Matters: An Uncertain Job Market for Graduating Seniors

As college students wrap up another academic year, this year’s crop of graduates are looking at an uncertain job market, hiring freezes and a limping economy.

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28, August 2020

Athens News Matters: Pregnancy in the Pandemic

For most moms-to-be, pregnancy is a challenging time, and the coronavirus pandemic adds a new layer of challenges to the process. WUGA's Megan Wahn spoke to three women at various stages of pregnancy, as well as a very busy nurse-midwife.

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27, March 2020

Athens News Matters: Virutal Tip Jar Helps Support Service Industry Workers

Even though bars are restaurants are closed down or carryout/delivery only, some Athenians are making sure their favorite servers still get tips through the Athens Virtual Tip Jar.

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1, May 2020

Athens News Matters: To UGA Seniors, from a UGA Senior

As classes move online, University of Georgia students – especially graduating seniors – are missing an important coming-of-age experience. Athens News Matters producer (and current UGA senior) Megan Wahn brings us this reflection.

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13, Nov 2020

Athens News Matters: Hate Groups and Extremists

In the days before the election, Georgia was identified as one of five states that could see elevated militia activity around the 2020 election. Two experts on hate groups talk about the threats in Georgia, and the state of the far-right. NOTE ON CONTRIBUTION: Produced and edited this piece.