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“You’re From Houston? I’m Sorry.” Friday’s Show (October 9, 2015)

“You’re From Houston? I’m Sorry.” Maybe you’ve heard that phrase from a family member or a friend, or even a complete stranger, while visiting another part of the country — someone who, for some reason, has a negative impression of Houston, and feels it’s completely appropriate to express such a sentiment. Italian food and wine […]

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“You’re From Houston? I’m Sorry.” Maybe you’ve heard that phrase from a family member or a friend, or even a complete stranger, while visiting another part of the country — someone who, for some reason, has a negative impression of Houston, and feels it’s completely appropriate to express such a sentiment.

Italian food and wine blogger Jeremy Parzen has experienced this. He wrote about it, and he tells us why it bothers him so much when someone says that, on this edition of Houston Matters. Then, we talk with Texas Monthly’s Mimi Swartz about such put downs by non-Houstonians and what may motivate them. We also welcome your thoughts.

Also this hour: A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. We ask our non-expert panel (Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg,
MochaDad.com blogger Fred Goodall, and Vladimir Davidiuk, Chairman of the
College Republicans and Junior Senator in the Student Government Association at the University of St Thomas.) to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a rejected landfill in Hempstead, STAAR testing standards, a court ruling over flag-burning, and the Twitterverse shaming of an Atlanta disc jockey for comments he made about the broadcast of the Astros Wild Card game victory over the Yankees.

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