How To Be Nice Thunder Week with Tom Williams and Wayne Hettinger

Mr. Thunder - Wayne Hettinger

It’s Thunder Week around here, and that alone should put you in a better mood, even if you’re still smarting from that Wildcat loss in Monday’s NCAA Championship game.

Some overly unsportsmanlike basketball fans should work on becoming more compassionate, and they could learn a lot about that from Tom Williams, co-chair of Compassionate Louisville. That organization is part of Give a Day Week, a program being pushed by Mayor Fischer to encourage everyone to do something nice for somebody. That shouldn’t be so hard. Tom, an attorney, also has an idea I really like called Restorative Justice.

If you’ve paid any attention to Thunder over Louisville in the last 25 years, you know Wayne Hettinger, the man who pulls the strings and makes it happen. Wayne’s a delightful interview and enthusiastic proponent of the big event, as you’ll hear in our talk.

In the news, I talk about the big issue that could adversely affect Thunder (let’s hope not) – crime in downtown and the fear some citizens have of roaming packs of young people. The Derby Festival announced its Pegasus Parade grand marshals, part of a constant flow of news from the organization, headed by former Rusty guest Mike Berry. I went to the Billy Joel show at the Yum! Center Sunday, and Senate candidate Matt Bevin got himself lampooned on the Stephen Colbert show. It’s all there in another exciting episode of The Rusty Satellite Show.