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Podcast: Athens Happens – A Week Riddled With Coronavirus Anxiety

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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 the intensifying Coronavirus anxiety on campus as Japanese exchange students were moved into the previously vacated Wray House residence hall, the lasting impacts of Kaitlin Bennett’s visit to Ohio University, recent developments in the trials of former fraternity members who’ve been charged with crimes concerning the 2018 hazing-related death of Colin Wiant; and Ohio’s declining coal economy, and how the increased demand for natural gas affects the state.

Stories included in this episode:

Coronavirus anxiety intensifies as Japanese exchange students move into previously vacated Wray House

The aftershock of Kaitlin Bennett’s Ohio U visit

Former fraternity members plead guilty in connection to death of Collin Wiant

Ohioans are troubled by the state’s declining coal economy


Host, Manager and Writer: Ben Peters, @BenPeters2
Producer, Engineer and Writer: Bo Kuhn, @bo_kuhn_


Nathan Hart, @PartofMyHart
Emily Zeiler, @Emily_Zeiler
Alejandro Figueroa, @alejandro_rfig

Intro and outro track: “Wholesome” by Kevin MacLeod

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