Earth Day (508 #327 w/Grace Sliwoski)

posted by Mike on April 7th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Grace Sliwoski of the REC about Earth Day cleanups, the Midtown Mall, extremely-low-income renter households, rat park, and the holy mountain.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS

508 #326 (w/#325)

posted by Mike on April 3rd, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the Worcester School Committee, the Midtown Mall, transit, infrastructure, and the Four Unrelated People. The audio version includes episode #325, recorded March 8, 2019.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS

Read the rest of this entry »

Affordable Housing in Worcester (508 #324 w/Eleanor Gilmore)

posted by Mike on March 2nd, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester urbanist Eleanor Gilmore about problems and solutions around affordable housing and gentrification in Worcester.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS

Read the rest of this entry »

Much-Maligned (508 #323)

posted by Mike on February 23rd, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss getting off campus, recycling, the Research Bureau [PDF], electricity aggregation, economic development as municipal procurement, clergy abuse, the cost of living, and Universal Basic Income.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS Read the rest of this entry »

Amanda Kidd Schall (508 #322)

posted by Mike on February 17th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we interview Amanda Kidd Schall of the Worcester Arts Council, master picture framer at Framed in Tatnuck, sometime Clark University art professor, visual artist, and long-time Worcesterite. Topics include the Worcester arts scene, local funding, great art in Worcester, recent news from the Catholic clergy abuse crisis, money laundering in contemporary art, John Wick, and Hamlet.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS

Read the rest of this entry »

Unwooable (508 #321 b/w #320)

posted by Mike on February 9th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Conan O’Brien, policy choices in a post-woo society, and clear-bag recycling. The audio version of the show also includes a previously-unreleased radio episode from late 2018 on municipal finances.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS

Megan Myers of the Worcester Blades (508 #319)

posted by Mike on December 14th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Megan Myers, professional hockey player, captain of the Worcester Blades, and assistant coach of the Becker College women’s hockey team, about hockey, the Worcester Ice Center, newly-opened weed stores, Doctor Who, Marvel + Netflix shows, and Liam Neeson.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS
Read the rest of this entry »

Unlimited Weed Licenses (508 #318)

posted by Mike on December 11th, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we navigate technical difficulties and talk about snow removal, how Worcester can best regulate marijuana, weed as a 2019 campaign issue, Smokey and the Bandit , Taken vs. The Grey, Massachusetts tourism, regulating Christmas tree sales, and the local response to the Catholic clergy abuse scandal.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS

Read the rest of this entry »

stART at the Station (508 #317 w/Nikki Erskine)

posted by Mike on November 23rd, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Nikki Erskine about this year’s stART at the Station, the lack of large indoor festival space in Worcester, Worcester 2019 election campaign issues, 2018 election results for Worcester County District Attorney and 17th Worcester District State Representative, David LeBoeuf’s Xxxtreme Agenda, and ewoks.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS
Read the rest of this entry »

Kelley Square, Regressive Taxes, Mandy (508 #316)

posted by Mike on November 22nd, 2018

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the redesign of Kelley Square, a distributional analysis of the tax systems of all fifty states, “Taxachusetts,” hating masks, the New French Extremity, and Nicolas Cage.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with Google Play | Contact Info | Twitter feed | RSS
Read the rest of this entry »