508 #27: Lockup

posted by Mike on March 21st, 2008

508 is a show about Worcester. This week Mike talks with Brendan Melican.


After comparing the philosophies of Joff Smith, Dr. Dre, and Thomas Jefferson, we talk about the City Council’s salary debate. (Audio of the debate at archive.org.) We also revisit last week’s discussion of the Antiquarian Society and Dianne Williamson’s similar take.

Mike and others were arrested for praying this week, but the US marshalls let them finish the prayer before arresting them, perhaps a sign that their hearts were softened by the 43-day vigil of prayer and fasting that preceeded the event. We also talk about a recent anti-war march, last year’s big anti-war rally, and the time Worcester police let activists install 2,000 crosses on the Commons without a permit.

Monday at 10:30AM is the Economic Development hearing at City Hall about the whole AAS parking lot thing. (Mentioned in passing: meet the new Dive Bar.)

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4 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On March 25, 2008 at 10:00 Rudi Cilibrasi said:

    I was happy to see Dr. Dre in Amsterdam talking about the greatness of open source and freedom of information.

  2. On March 25, 2008 at 10:21 Mike said:

    Rudi: Really? That’s awesome! I can’t find anything about Dr. Dre & openness on google, tho. I was recently super-happy to see Stephen Fry was into FLOSS–I guess he’s in good celebrity company.

  3. On March 25, 2008 at 14:02 Mike said:

    Rudi writes back:


    i meant to say chuck-d not dr. dre i got the names confused because of
    the d. just google xs4all chuck-d
    in order to see the openness stance. it is pretty cool. cheers,


  4. On March 25, 2008 at 17:33 Mike said:

    BTW, I went to the Ec.Dev. meeting, but nobody asked for their beer.

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