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Houston Pet Peeves, and Explosive Ordinance Disposal: Friday’s Show (May 26, 2017)

Every couple of months, we like to give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your Houston pet peeve, that one thing that sticks […]

Every couple of months, we like to give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your Houston pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you just have to vent about, that makes your life in Houston just a little bit less that in could be.

Normally, we present these on a Monday, to help you meet the week ahead without any lingering frustrations building up. But one of your fellow listeners recently suggested we try it on a Friday. So, with the holiday weekend ahead, we thought this might be an excellent day to do it.

On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we invite you to share with the rest of Greater Houston that one thing about your life and times here that you wish you could change. That one thing that just raises your blood pressure a little, or takes some wind out of your sails. C’mon. Don’t bottle it up. Let it out. (Just please don’t swear – that’s our pet peeve – listeners who can’t control themselves. It also could earn us a fine from the FCC). So bring on your Houstonian pet peeves. We all need to vent a little. Even in our beloved Houston.

Also this hour…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the News

A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all.

This week, our panel weighs in on Lyft returning to Houston, and Bankrate saying Houston’s the best city to go to in the country to launch a career

On today’s panel: Mary Flood, a blogger and legal consultant with Androvett Legal Media & Marketing, Charles Kuffner, who writes the political blog Off the Kuff, and Natalie Arceneaux, host of Your Business with C+A on KNTH 1070 AM.

EOD Warrior Foundation

EOD — which stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal — is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the military. These men and women are responsible for disarming and disposal of bombs. The EOD Warrior Foundation is a national organization that provides financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran technicians and their families.

Marine Corps veteran Timothy Colomer is an ambassador with the Houston chapter of the foundation. He tells Maggie Martin what makes this particular military specialty unique.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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