Pre-Post-COVID Worcester (508 #367)

posted by Mike on September 9th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about COVID, Black Lives Matter, school, homicide, air quality.


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COVID and Kids (508 #366 w/Audrey Smolkin)

posted by Mike on April 21st, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about school and childhood trauma in this time of pandemic with Audrey Smolkin, Director of Child and Family Policy at UMass Medical School, and Tracy Novick, Worcester School Committee member.


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COVID 1138 (508 #365)

posted by Mike on April 3rd, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the ongoing pandemic with Worcester City Clerk Nikolin Vangjeli and Worcester School Committee member (and COVID-19 sufferer) Tracy Novick.


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Worcester in the Time of SARS-CoV-2 (508 #364)

posted by Mike on March 18th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Motley Crew Way and SARS-CoV-2 with Brendan Melican, Holmes Wilson, and Tracy Novick.


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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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