508 #25: Cable, Kate Toomey, Facebook, Trains, Police, Census, Trash

posted by Mike on March 7th, 2008

508 is a show about Worcester. Today’s panelists are Brendan Melican and Scott Zoback.


mail.jpgWe start off by discussing Worcester’s new contract with Charter for cable services. Scott talks about printing City Councilor Toomey’s Facebook updates in Worcester Magazine.

Worcester commuters may take trains to Boston via Fitchburg. Brendan talks about the Worcester police shooting a man. T&G has an mp3 recording of police radio of the incident.)

Mike talks with Election Commissioner John Stewart about the city census.

Kevin Ksen phones in about the successful Stop Unwanted Trash campaign.

You, too can leave a voice message to be played on the show. Just call 508-471-3897.

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6 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On March 7, 2008 at 11:32 Scott said:

    I forgot the most important thing…happy #25 Mike, great having this every Friday.

  2. On March 7, 2008 at 17:51 Kate Toomey said:

    LOL, I wasn’t that upset…my daughter was because she felt I was used, but I didn’t have anything posted that I was ashamed of….several people thought it showed me in a personal way that people could relate to. I was not aware that anyone at all in the Worcester network could see my site, but again, I didn’t have anything I would be ashamed of.

    I know a number of college students have commented that they are really thrilled that I am on it and that they were happy my daughter had made a facebook page in her group with colleges for the campaign.

    I think it is important to embrace technology and utilize it and if I connect with people I may not have ordinarily, that is great.

    Scott, my daughters who are friends with me on my facebook did so voluntarily. They know I am not going to abuse their friend status. The girls are happy to have me on their friend list.

    Anyway, I think you all are doing a great job on 508 and I check it out often. Good job.

  3. On March 7, 2008 at 17:55 Kate Toomey said:

    btw, happy 25th

  4. On March 7, 2008 at 19:06 Mike said:

    Thanks for the kind words!

    My apologies to anyone who subscribes in iTunes and got the police radio call rather than 508–that must have been kinda creepy.

    It’s fixed now. Details:

  5. On March 7, 2008 at 21:43 Tracy said:

    Thanks for continuing to post the little one for dial-up. I know it’s extra work, and I appreciate it! Congratulations on #25!

    So, are you going to work on school funding next week?

  6. On March 10, 2008 at 13:14 Mike said:

    We’re absolutely talking about school funding this week.

    If anyone wants to leave a 1-2 minute message with their thoughts on this issue, just call 508-471-3897.

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