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Unscripted with Alan Flurry

Unscripted with Alan Flurry is a new, 30-minute interview show on WUGA-TV featuring conversation with distinguished guests to the UGA campus.

Each show is filmed in a unique location on campus or in the Athens community.

A writer in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Alan talks to a range of visiting artists and scholars, guest speakers and newsmakers that have been invited to campus.

In the course of the conversational back-and-forth, guests share their expertise and experience, as well as opinions on topics of interest in the world today.


Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo is a member of the Creek and Seminole Nations. In 2004 he received an Annenberg Fellowship and his second feature film, Barking Water, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr represented the 7th district of Georgia from 1995 to 2003. Barr occupied the 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy at the American Conservative Union until 2008, when he became the Libertarian Party nominee for President.

Poet Anne Waldman is a writer, performer, professor, scholar and cultural/political activist. In 1974, along with Allen Ginsburg and others, she founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado.

Duke University history professor Peter Wood is the author of Near Andersonville, Winslow Homer’s Civil War, which examines the interplay of symbolic elements in one of the earliest and least known paintings by the American Master. His narrative locates the painting in southwest Georgia in 1864 and provides its political and military context.

Born in Santa Fe, NM, artist Nicola López currently lives and works
 in Brooklyn, NY.  Through her work in printmaking, drawing and installation, she describes and reconfigures our contemporary landscape.  Her interest in describing ‘place’ stems both from traveling, studying and working in other countries, including Mexico, Peru and Morocco.


Coming Soon:

Actor and UGA alumnus Fred Newman is a regular on National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. His vocal sound effects are credited in film, television and video games including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Doug, Grand Theft Auto 2, Gremlins and Men in Black.

Robert Garda, Jr., is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the author the Florida Law Review article, “The White Interest in School Integration.”

Stage and screen veteran Brian Reddy has appeared in dozens of television programs including The X-Files, Seinfeld, and Law & Order, and films including O Brother, Where Art Thou? Casino, The Birdcage and Dante’s Peak. He has appeared on Broadway in Abe Lincoln in Illinois, The Crucible, M. Butterfly and Death Defying Acts.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Cynthia Tucker was the editorial page editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1990 until 2009 when she moved to Washington, D.C., to become the paper’s political columnist. In 2006, she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Novelist and critic Charles McNair is the books editor for Atlanta-based Paste magazine. His novel Land O’Goshen, received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for fiction as well as wide critical acclaim.

Paul Tough is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America and How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.

Physics professor Francis Slakey is co-director of the Program on Science in the Public Interest at Georgetown University and Associate Director for Public Affairs for the American Physical Society. His 2012 memoir, To The Last Breath, documents his quest to scale the highest peak on every continent and surf every ocean.

Writer and critic Paddy Johnson is the founding editor of New York-based art blog Art Fag City. She has been published widely, including in New York Magazine, Art in America, The Huffington Post and The Guardian. She lectures at Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers and South by Southwest.