508 #205: WAFT

posted by Mike on October 24th, 2012

508 is a show about Worcester. This weeks panel is Nicole Apostola, Martha Assefa, and Brendan Melican.

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508 #204: Interview with the Juggalo

posted by Mike on October 18th, 2012

508 is a show about Worcester. This weeks panel is Nicole Apostola, Jen Burt, and a bunch of Juggalos.

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508 #203: Voting Update

posted by Mike on October 11th, 2012

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Chris Robarge and Brendan Melican.

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Chris recaps the October 11 Election Commission meeting that was a follow-up on problems with the recent Worcester primary, most of them surrounding voters being put on the “inactive voter” list and Tea Party pollwatchers being kicked out of the polls. If you are a Worcester voter you can check your status here and you’ll have plenty of time to fix any problems.

Quick panhandling update. Summary: still panhandlers, still no anti-panhandling ads.

We recap what’s known about the Andrianopoulos kidnapping and expect the story will become less confusing when Christina returns to the US this weekend.

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Occupy Worcester: The Anniversary

posted by Mike on October 8th, 2012

This afternoon I stopped by Worcester Common for the one-year anniversary of Occupy Worcester. I had a cupcake and chatted with folks, but couldn’t stay until the general assembly began.

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It was decided at the 1 year anniversary to have a meeting on Sunday October 14 at 4:30 pm at the shop on 97d Webster st. The main topics of this meeting will be to hash out a schedule for future meetings and how we will move forward from there.

Worcester Magazine has a writeup. I’m a little surprised that the T&G, which ran so many detailed articles about OW last October & November, didn’t mention the anniversary.

There’s also some video online. And notes.

508 #202: A Look Back at Occupy Worcester

posted by Mike on October 5th, 2012

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s episode is a “clip show” about Occupy Worcester, edited for the one-year anniversary.

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See also: A Quick History of Occupy Worcester

A quick history of Occupy Worcester

posted by Mike on October 3rd, 2012

On October 2, 2011, we pretended to kick off Occupy Worcester on the 508 show by having a public “mic check” at Cooks Pond. Actual organizing meetings began happening that week.

The first real Occupy Worcester event was on October 8 on the Common. This was organized outside the meetings. The first fruit of the meetings was a General Assembly on the Common October 9, 2011. I counted 190 people gathered to talk about our challenges as a society and how to come to grips with them.
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