508 #247: Indian Lake

posted by Mike on July 28th, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s guest is Jim Kersten. This week’s show was taped on a raft floating in Worcester’s Indian Lake. We talk about blue-green algae in the lake, the search for a new head librarian, the American Antiquarian Society and Wormtown Brewery winning national awards, and openings on Worcester’s municipal boards and commissions.

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508 #246: Wayfinding

posted by Mike on July 21st, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we walk around downtown Worcester talking about the wayfinding project [pdf], the legal uses of the City Seal, and changes to the Common.

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508 #245: NewsBitz

posted by Mike on July 13th, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about what we need to research before discussing the T&G resale, the push for a strong mayor, state political races, panhandling, local drones, SWIP, marijuana, veg food, and maker spaces. We forgot to talk about West Tatnuck.

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508 #244: Between Two Dumbcanes

posted by Mike on May 19th, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan talk with Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV13, Worcester’s cable access station (and the home of the 508 show). Mauro had just finished interviewing some guests for his own show, Soapbox, so we taped 508 on the Soapbox set.

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508 #243: Airspray

posted by Mike on May 2nd, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk to Heather Mangione, Ryan Taylor Williams, and Ashley Emerson Gilbert about their series of events for the queer and open-minded, Airspray.

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508 #242: WCUW

posted by Mike on May 1st, 2014


508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Nicole Belanger about WCUW, Worcester’s community radio station.

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508 #241: Stone Soup

posted by Mike on March 22nd, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we hang out at the grand reopening of Stone Soup, an artist/activist community center. And we talk to a few of the people involved.

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508 #240: Think Tank

posted by Mike on March 11th, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s guests are Lauren Monroe and Adam Zelny of the Think Tank, an alternative education center.

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508 #239: HX Library

posted by Mike on March 2nd, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, the HX library of radical and science fiction books moves to Stone Soup. An uncut, uncompromising look.

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508 #238: Weed

posted by Mike on February 26th, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about medical marijuana, the plan to find a new City Manager, a new city health plan, the South Worcester Industrial Park, trees, and free public wifi.

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