508 #141: Conspiracy theories

posted by Mike on January 7th, 2011

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Brendan Melican. We talk about The Pulse’s “Ones to Watch” list; last year we did an in-depth analysis. We revisit the “travel spending scandals” of city employees. Today is Orthodox Christmas. The weather in Nairobi is better than the weather in Worcester. There’s a Worcester Magazine article about the PharmaSphere phiasco; Bill Randell has some critical thoughts, as do we. (For more background than you probably want, watch our episode on the South Worcester Industrial Park.) The City of Worcester has a list of Social Media & Information Sharing resources; we recommend the police Twitter feed. Also, there was a Dianne Williamson column Brendan liked.

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  1. On January 7, 2011 at 13:21 Tracy said:

    Is it me, or is there a weird loop at about nine minutes?

  2. On January 7, 2011 at 13:26 Mike said:

    We had to edit this out of about 4 separate conversations, because the call kept getting dropped. (As opposed to last week’s call, which was glitch-free.) Likely we repeated ourselves a bit.

  3. On January 7, 2011 at 13:45 Tracy said:

    To answer your question on where the school money comes from, you can look at the chart here (http://cfo.worcesterschools.org/modules/locker/files/get_group_file.phtml?gid=943960&fid=7086890&sessionid=52e52c523def90360d7c1acdbcc7845b) on page 2. About 27% of the school budget comes from city funds.

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