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Mayday, mayday! Houstonians are distressed — by small annoyances

Houston Matters engages in its regular monthly round of Houstonian Pet Peeves with listeners



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Okay, so May Day, the international workers day, has nothing really to do with ‘mayday,’ the international distress code. But as it is the first of May, and a Monday, it’s time for Houston Matters to set aside a portion of the program for the very unimportant matters in our lives in the Bayou City, those things that make life here just a little less than it could be.

Why take this time? Because you can't tackle the major challenges of life if you let the minor ones bring you down. (Like how annoying it is when a radio show uses a fundamental misinterpretation of the phrase “mayday” just to make a not very funny pun). Our solution is called Houstonian Pet Peeves, and it's your chance to vent.

In the audio above, you’ll hear some of your fellow Houstonians’ complaints. Don’t hear one you’d like to articulate? E-mail us at talk@houstonmatters.org and we may share yours on the first Monday in June.

Joining us in today’s moan session are two world-class complainers, Lisa Gray, Op-Ed editor for the Houston Chronicle, and public relations specialist Craig Hlavaty from the Scurfield Group.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer & Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekday mornings at 9:00 on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager,...

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