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A Book that says Houston Is Worth It, even after Ike

As the first anniversary of Hurricane Ike approaches, there’s a new book that shares the words and pictures of Houstonians who hunkered down and rode out the storm. The book is called, simply enough, “IKE.” It's published by a local organization called “Houston. It's Worth It.,” a group of folks who want to focus on the more positive aspects of the city, rather than the heat, traffic, sprawl, and pollution. The organization's Dave Thompson is one of the co-creators of the book. He says the intention isn’t to tell the story of Ike from a journalistic perspective, but from a community perspective. David Pitman sat down with Thompson and asked him to explain what he means by that.



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David Pitman

David Pitman

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David was HPM's local Morning Edition host from 2009 to 2020 — when he was moved to the position of Technical Director of Houston Matters with Craig Cohen, and Town Square with Ernie Manouse. David has extensive public and commercial broadcast journalism and production experience dating back to 1993 –...

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