by A. Creator

Oct. 24, 2018

Hello, it’s Connor. It’s Wednesday. And, it’s good news.

On Wednesdays, Good News - A Podcast puts out an episode to help counterbalance the often negative news cycle. 

This week in good news: 

  • Reader's Digest announced the winner of the 2018 Nicest Places in America competition. This year, Yassin's Falafel House in Knoxville, Tenn. took the title. 

  • Last week, Vox published an article titled, “23 Charts And Maps That Show The World Is Getting Much, Much Better” with the subtitle, “These Are Bleak Times - But A Lot Of Things Are Improving.”

  • In an act of helping a community in need after Hurricane Michael, last week a Waffle House food truck drove into Panama City, Fla. and gave out free food. 

  • Just over a month ago, Dunkirk, France became the largest European city to have free public transportation for all. No cards, tickets, or passes needed for anyone - including tourists - to travel by bus. 

  • And, a father confronted his son’s bully. From doing so, not only did the man's son and the boy become friends, but the father helped a family in need.

by A. Creator

Oct. 22, 2018

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"Before starting, I believe important news falls into two categories: things that’ll impact you and things you should be aware of. I don’t know what’ll impact you, but if you don’t follow the news, and you want to stay informed, this’ll get you aware of what’s going on."

This week's stories in detail: Jamal Khashoggi's death, Sears filing for bankruptcy, Canada legalizing cannabis, the Red Sox are in the World Series and predictions for the highest voter turnout since the mid 1960s.

Other stories in the news that are important to note: 

  • Elections are the ongoing in Afghanistan. 

  • On Monday, a lawsuit filed against Harvard claiming bias against Asian-Americans in admissions arrived in a federal court.

  • Elizabeth Warren, a democratic senator from Massachusetts and likely presidential candidate, received a DNA test which identified Native American DNA in her from six to 10 generations ago. 

  • And, areas impacted by Hurricane Michael are still in recovery. It’s always important to remember the devastation of a storm lasts much longer than the storm itself. 

NBA StoryLines

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by Derek Tahara

Oct. 16, 2018

The NBA is back to regular season action. For basketball fans, it is a joyous time because one of the best professional sports leagues is back. Many storylines this upcoming season will make it a fun one. These include DeMar DeRozan and his fit with the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard’s fit with the Raptors and how he elevates that team to a new level, Dwyane Wade’s last season before retirement, whether the Warriors can three-peat and reach the Finals five consecutive times like Russell’s Celtics and quite possibly the most intriguing storyline, LeBron James and the new look Lakers trying to bring back Showtime to LA.

Despite many people’s assumption that the Warriors will three-peat this season when they signed four-time all-star center, DeMarcus Cousins, there still are several teams that will take their best shot at delivering a dynasty crumbling blow.

One of the teams that could give the defending champions trouble is Houston, with a renewed contract from Chris Paul and Clint Capela and the ever dangerous James Harden, but losing defensive stalwarts Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute will hurt.

Another team could be the Oklahoma City Thunder with Russell Westbrook and Paul George leading the charge to dethrone Westbrook’s ex-teammate, Kevin Durant. The Thunder signed Dennis Schroder to back up Westbrook at the point guard position, but defensive specialist, Andre Roberson will miss some time after having surgery on his knee. This could set back Oklahoma City on the defensive end.

There are many teams who can possibly dethrone the Warriors, but there is one that could be the strongest of the two aforementioned, the Boston Celtics. The Celtics pose the biggest threat to the Warriors’ throne because they possess an elite point guard of their own in Kyrie Irving. Along with Irving, they have all-star Gordon Hayward, young, budding stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. They have a solid point guard off the bench in Terry Rozier and also have the gritty and tough, Marcus Smart. But, perhaps above all, the Celtics have one of the best basketball minds at the controls in Brad Stevens, who can strategically make adjustments in games and series.

NBA basketball being back is good news for all of the fun storylines and just for entertainment purposes for people who love and missed watching basketball regularly.

The Pilot

by A. Creator

Aug. 1, 2018

The journey began over a year ago, and it's clear to hear the progress made. However, it's difficult to tell whether it's paying off. 

On July 17, 2017, "Good News - A Podcast" launched a pilot into a world of other, better podcasts. Its motto: We aren't the best news; we're good news... (read more)

Good News from The Backyard

by A. Creator

May 9, 2018

A month after my nephew turned one, my sister captured her son watching his dad mow the lawn. In a blissful excitement, my nephew was banging on the glass calling, “Dada.”

This moment happened on May 2. That day, the New York Time’s front page read: Why Answering Mueller’s Questions Could Be a Minefield for Trump

But, to my nephew, the biggest news was dad in the backyard.

At one point, we were like him. The news wasn’t weighing on our minds. Things change as we grow up and learn, but at a moment and time we were happy with the simple things in life.

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