508 #196: Ska and Photography

posted by Mike on July 13th, 2012

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.

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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.

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