508 #274: Ionic Ave Creative Hub

posted by Mike on July 14th, 2016

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Laura Marotta takes us on a tour of the old Boys & Girls Club and explains the plan to turn it into Creative Hub Worcester.

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508 #273: Urban Redevelopment

posted by Mike on May 19th, 2016

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the Worcester Redevelopment Authority’s latest Urban Redevelopment Plan with urban planner Paul Dell’Aquila.

[PDF of the plan.]

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508 #272: Mercy Matters

posted by Mike on May 5th, 2016

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk to Mat Schmalz about his new book Mercy Matters.

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508 #271: Sneaker Nerds

posted by Mike on April 28th, 2016

508 is a show about Worcester. This week we talk to Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder about being a sneakerhead and that New York Times Magazine article on Worcester.

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508 #270: Nerds

posted by Mike on February 18th, 2016

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s guests are Victor Infante of the Telegram & Gazette and Chad Julian of That’s Entertainment! We talk about Supergirl, Dungeons & Dragons, and vinyl.

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508 #269: Why to Vote

posted by Mike on October 28th, 2015

508 is a show about Worcester. This week is our pre-election special. We talk about LARPing ombudsmen, the expected value (in dollars) of your vote, and how to vote strategically in the election.

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Discussion questions:

  • Have any Worcester mayors since 1970 provided more leadership and agenda-setting than the City Manager?
  • Do you think the expected value of a Worcester vote is more or less than $10? Why?
  • In what situations do you think bullet voting makes sense?

508 #268: Candy Mero-Carlson

posted by Mike on October 22nd, 2015

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s guest is Worcester City Council District 2 challenger Candy Mero-Carlson.

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508 #267: Linda Parham

posted by Mike on October 13th, 2015

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s guest is Worcester City Council at-large challenger Linda Parham.

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508 #266: Technocopia

posted by Mike on October 1st, 2015

508 is a show about Worcester. This week we visit Technocopia, a Worcester makerspace. Their dream is to move from their Gateway Park location to the Printer’s Building downtown, alongside the Worcester Think Tank and IA Design. You can support this project and also back an open-source robotics project developed there.

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508 #265: Jacqueline Kostas

posted by Mike on September 30th, 2015

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s guest is Worcester City Council District 4 challenger Jacqueline Kostas.

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