Every once in a while, after a period of serious, heavy — okay, let’s face it, even occasionally depressing news, we like to take some time out to give you the opportunity to focus on the good news in your life.
It could be about your personal life, about your friends or family, about that new restaurant, or movie you saw, or heart-warming story you heard, or who got married, or had a baby, or won an award. Or, it could be about something actually in the news — some development, some report, some experience, something heartwarming you think is worth highlighting. What’s the good news of recent months, Houston?
Also this hour…
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with 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. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle writer Kyrie O’Connor, “Off the Kuff” political blogger Charles Kuffner, and Tamara Tabo, who writes about the law and politics at AboveTheLaw.com.
Encounter with a D-Day Survivor Changes a Vet’s View on Thanking Someone for Their Service
When Houston comedian Ty Mahany was in the military, he had an encounter with a survivor of the D-Day invasion. Like many of us would, he shook the veteran’s hand and thanked him for his service. But, while most encounters would end there, Mahany tells us what happened next and how it shaped his thoughts about people (including himself) thanking vets for their service.
Mahany is a frequent contributor to Houston Matters. He’s also known around town as a well-respected storyteller. In 2014, he won the grand slam competition at the Houston edition of The Moth StorySLAM, and his true-life, first-person accounts have also been presented at Bootown’s Grown-up Storytime events.
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