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Actor Jaston Williams and how traditions can help define our lives

A sociologist also joins Town Square to talk about the role of traditions during this time of year.

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Actor and playwright Jaston Williams took the traditions and characters of small-town Southern life to create a show that touched audiences for decades – even performing at the White House for former President George Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush.

Williams is known for creating and performing the Greater Tuna shows set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas.

Plus, what is it about traditions and memories that bring us closer together, especially at this time of year?

A sociologist from Rice University joins Town Square to talk about nostalgia during the holidays.

Listeners shared their holiday memories, including Mary, who decided to create a new tradition this year.


Jaston Williams

Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund

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