The Alien Cafe (508 #361)

posted by Mike on February 12th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about H.R. Giger, mini city hall, cubicle housing, our forthcoming tiny house villages, the baseball stadium deal, malls, and the Skate Mayor.

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John Aylward (508 #360)

posted by Mike on February 5th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with John Aylward about music in Worcester, teaching at Clark University, and the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction.

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Numbers (508 #359)

posted by Mike on January 29th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we note that in 2019 homelessness in Worcester was down 19%, and that the Diocese of Worcester lost $1.5million. We try to understand these findings, and generally fail to do so.

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Scott Schaeffer-Duffy (508 #358)

posted by Mike on January 15th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with “Worcester’s most-traveled, most-jailed, and most notorious political radical since Abbie Hoffman” about getting hit by a car, cost overruns for the baseball stadium, war with Iran, the bus, and YIMBY consequences.

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s2020e01 (508 #357)

posted by Mike on January 8th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about property taxes, Worcester Magazine, Yeats, listener feedback, state capacity libertarianism, and getting through a singularity crisis.

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One More Thing on the Renaissance (508 #356 w/Noah Bombard)

posted by Mike on December 11th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Noah Bombard of masslive.com about journalism, the Worcester Renaissance, murder, and commodities.

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Franz Jägerstätter shirts

posted by Mike on December 6th, 2019

I’m collaborating on some t-shirts celebrating the martyr Franz Jägerstätter, a farmer from Sankt Radegund, Austria, who was beheaded for refusing to fight for the Nazis. Here’s the first version of the shirt.

Blessed Franz has long been an interest and celebrated on this blog down through the years.

The great Terrence Malick has a movie about him coming out next week. Till then, enjoy an Austrian TV movie on his life from the early 1970s:

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Worcester Public Market (508 #355 w/Tina Zlody)

posted by Mike on December 3rd, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester legend Tina Zlody about the Worcester Public Market, the Market Pantry, and tips for spearheading new projects in the city.

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Long-Term Commercial Lease (508 #354)

posted by Mike on November 19th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Lt. Jason Menard, commercial taxes, Underdog, and Worcester Plaza Tower.

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Short film about Net of Compassion: “Bread of Life”

posted by Mike on November 13th, 2019

Here’s some beautiful people and a tough side of the city.

Net of Compassion – Bread of Life from Votary Films on Vimeo.

Richie, Elizabeth, and their whole “Net of Compassion” crew do some amazing work, most visibly offering services in a series of tents along Worcester’s Main Street each Saturday. They also collaborate on “Hotel Grace,” turning the basement of St. John’s Church into a 50-bed homeless shelter any night the temperature in Worcester is expected to drop below freezing. And they are looking to do more. If you are curious about helping the down-and-out in our city, getting involved with Net of Compassion is a great way to start.

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