Archive for 2020

State of Emergency (508 #363)

posted by Mike on March 11th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, this week, we look at how Worcester rates on the Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index, and share our exhaustion reading about the coronavirus.


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COVID Fever (508 #362)

posted by Mike on March 4th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Worcester’s Libertarian primary, the downside of tax breaks for businesses, and pandemic prepping.

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The Alien Cafe (508 #361)

posted by Mike on February 12th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about H.R. Giger, mini city hall, cubicle housing, our forthcoming tiny house villages, the baseball stadium deal, malls, and the Skate Mayor.

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John Aylward (508 #360)

posted by Mike on February 5th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with John Aylward about music in Worcester, teaching at Clark University, and the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction.

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Numbers (508 #359)

posted by Mike on January 29th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we note that in 2019 homelessness in Worcester was down 19%, and that the Diocese of Worcester lost $1.5million. We try to understand these findings, and generally fail to do so.

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Scott Schaeffer-Duffy (508 #358)

posted by Mike on January 15th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with “Worcester’s most-traveled, most-jailed, and most notorious political radical since Abbie Hoffman” about getting hit by a car, cost overruns for the baseball stadium, war with Iran, the bus, and YIMBY consequences.

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s2020e01 (508 #357)

posted by Mike on January 8th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about property taxes, Worcester Magazine, Yeats, listener feedback, state capacity libertarianism, and getting through a singularity crisis.

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