It’s a Germ! It’s a Worm! (508 #303 w/Olivia W-B)

posted by Mike on July 14th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about leaving Worcester, the recently-demolished Worcide, the long-demolished Davis Tower, the continuing (!) Catholic sex abuse scandal, Peach Rockets, gypsy moths, and state-of-the-art litter surveillance with Olivia W-B.

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KLANSMEN BEATEN IN STREET (508 #302 w/Kayti Burt)

posted by Mike on June 30th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about next season’s Worcester storylines and the Klan Meeting & Riot of 1924 with Kayti Burt.

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Bruce ‘n’ Bill (508 #301 w/Bruce Russell and Bill Shaner)

posted by Mike on June 30th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about suicide and remaking Main Street with Bruce “Snow Ghost” Russell and Worcester Magazine writer Bill Shaner.

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300 (508 #300 w/Kevin Ksen)

posted by Mike on June 20th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the last 11 years in Worcester and 299 episodes of the 508 show with Kevin Ksen, the sexiest of men.

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Mustard Seed chapel dedicated to Father Bernie

posted by Mike on June 15th, 2018

Tonight the upstairs chapel at the Mustard Seed Catholic Worker was dedicated as The Revered Bernard E. Gilgun Memorial Chapel with a mass celebrated by Fr. Paul O’Connell.

The plaque memorializing Fr. Bernie will be hung on the wall above the chair where he so often sat and preached.

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Something About Worcester. (508 #299)

posted by Mike on June 14th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan ramble about old-timey Worcester stuff like the 1924 Klan riot and the sleigh business.

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Capital Improvements (508 #298 w/Colin Novick)

posted by Mike on June 14th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about hiking, the city’s capital improvement budget, and opioid overdoses with Colin Novick.

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Scott Schaeffer-Duffy’s Catholic Worker murder mystery: Murder on Mott Street

posted by Mike on June 3rd, 2018

Longtime Worcester Catholic Worker Scott Schaeffer-Duffy has written a historical-fiction mystery in which “teen detective” Tamar Batterham (aka Dorothy Day’s daughter) teams up with Catholic Worker co-founder Peter Maurin to solve a murder in the New York City of 1941.

Today the book launched at an event at Holy Cross.

I’ve only had time to read the first two chapters of Murder on Mott Street. My review so far: chapter one is a totally legit first chapter to a murder mystery. And I love how Scott closes it with a cliffhanger before devoting the 7 pages of the next chapter to a capsule history of the early Catholic Worker movement.

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Public Transit: Day of Reckoning (508 #297)

posted by Mike on May 22nd, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week:

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Save Notre Dame (508 #296 w/Ted Conna)

posted by Mike on May 16th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester legend Ted Conna about saving Notre Dame church, new transit ideas, and night golf.

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