508 #196: Ska and Photography
508 is a show about Worcester. This week we talk about ska and the WPS photo studio with Matt Caranci, Mike Hendrickson, and Manda Rose.
You can watch 508 Fridays at 7pm on WCCA TV13.
[0:25] Wormtown Ska is a new show on WCUW (91.3FM) Fridays at midnight. There’s a big ska show coming up August 17 at the Raven.
[5:07] Worcester’s new anti-panhandling plan will be unveiled July 17.
[5:22] Palladium Worries: The Palladium owners have asked the Historical Commission to let them fast-track demolition of the metal palace in response to their taxes going up 276% (about $42,000) this year. There’s a hearing July 26. There’s a petition here.
[8:28] There’s a Food Truck Festival July 14 in Elm Park. One Worcester-based truck, Kona Ice, will be there. Since 2008, when the City Council responded to a couple of restaurant complaints by increasing restrictions on food trucks, there’s been a sharp drop in their presence in the city. Will those City Councilors who voted for the food truck crackdown picket this event?
[9:42] Counter-proposals are being floated for redeveloping the Library parking lot.
[10:19] There’s an art exhibit at the Hanover Theater.
[11:25] Anecdote correction.
[12:03] We tour the Worcester Photo Studios.