508 #113: Wunneompset

posted by Mike on May 21st, 2010

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Brendan Melican and a mystery guest.[display_podcast]

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[1:18] Brendan and Mike went to stART in the Street. They speculate about Alec Lopez shirts.

[4:34] Mike talks about youth-led lead-safe landscaping in Worcester and wonders about levels of brain damage between generations.

[6:48] Our mystery guest talks about the life and legacy of Ronnie James (Padavona) Dio and the horns.


[11:29] A girl at Melican Middle School is a finalist in a contest to design a Google front-page doodle. You can vote in the contest.

[13:43] The InCity Times has threatened legal action against a critical blogger over “copyright.” Brendan complains about the InCity Times. The only person or advertiser we’ve confirmed has left the paper recently is frequent contributor Jim May.

[22:44] Jordan Levy complains that Councilor Palpatine is being a bully over this CSX expansion thing. Brendan supports the expansion.

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4 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On May 21, 2010 at 13:04 Tracy said:

    You can vote for Isabella Alex’s Google entry here:

  2. On May 21, 2010 at 13:07 Mike said:

    Tracy: Thanks for the link, added it to the post.

  3. On May 21, 2010 at 13:09 Colin said:

    The Nipmuck name of the Split Rock:
    Wunneompset – “Beautiful Rock” [H. Macdonald]

    Also, Tatnuck is a derivative of Tattan-hassun – ‘At the place of the rocking (shaking) stone.’ as on the plateau at the top of the Cascade there is a very large boulder weighing many tons that tradition says could be moved or rocked by very slight pressure. The rock is now split in two, but even at its present condition it is well known [Lincoln Kinnicutt]

  4. On May 21, 2010 at 13:10 Mike said:

    Colin: What the heck, I’ll change the title of this post, too. Thanks!

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