508 #209: UPDATED BREAKING

posted by Mike on December 13th, 2012

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Brendan Melican, Shane Capra, Bruce “Snow Ghost” Russell, Jen Burt, and Holly C.K. Jones. Not on this week’s show: the now 3 North High altercations.

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You can watch 508 Fridays at 7pm on WCCA TV13.

[0:20] 1970 Worcester power chart, revisited.

[0:30] Robert Stoddard, the Telegram & Gazette, the John Birch Society, and the Koch Brothers.

[1:47] 508 viewers put us over the top in the T&G Living section online poll.

[3:30] Asa.

[3:40] City pitbull crackdown crackup. Also: panhandling. Is there a connection between these and the much grander class of wicked problems?

[8:43] Footage from the opening of the City Hall ice rink.

[11:30] Eating ice.

[11:41] The Christmas Dimension.

[12:09] Lead. Get it out of your yard. Fight crime.

[17:10] Lynn Goldsmith’s New Kids on the Block. Mike’s book of the year.

[18:20] Is Worcester a city of 58,000? What is the difference between geography and cartography? Will we have a guest on the show who can clarify these issues? In the meantime, here’s a great 2010 census map.

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