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Podcast: Athens Happens – Councilmember Kotses irritates local Democratic Party

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Athens Happens is a weekly news podcast brought to you by reporters at The New Political who are dedicated to explaining the nuances of Athens and state politics.

Listeners can find new episodes every Friday on iTunesSpotifyStitcherYouTubeSoundCloud, or wherever else podcasts can be downloaded.

This week we discussed why recently re-elected City Councilmember Peter Kotses’ bid for county treasurer heightened tensions within the local Democratic Party and, the significance of the years-long controversy surrounding The Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center, an academic space constructed solely for student-athlete use.

Stories/columns included in this episode:

The Sook Center is more than a year old, but the controversy persists

Kotses’ county treasurer bid heightens tensions in the Democratic Party


Host, Manager and Writer: Ben Peters, @BenPeters2

Producer, Engineer and Writer: Bo Kuhn, @bo_kuhn_


Emily Crebs, @CrebsEmily

Delaney Murray, @delpaulinem


Intro and outro track: “Wholesome” by Kevin MacLeod

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