Busking in Worcester (508 #279)

posted by Mike on August 11th, 2017

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Joyce Mandell talks with Julius Jones about the ins and outs of busking in Worcester.

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Joyce Mandell: A San Francisco/East Bay wake-up call — will Worcester’s renaissance benefit all?

Protestors (508 #278)

posted by Mike on May 2nd, 2017

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with people at the weekly peace vigil in Lincoln Square, a demonstration that’s been going on for nearly 30 years.

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508 #277: VegWorcester

posted by Mike on March 22nd, 2017

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Nicole Melone and Greg Opperman about the history of Vegworcester and the upcoming 8th annual New England VegFest. (Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11am-5pm, DCU Center, Worcester, Mass.) Also: Crime.

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508 #276: Ones to Watch 2017

posted by Mike on January 26th, 2017

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Brendan Melican and Juliet Feibel. We talk about The Pulse magazine’s “2017 People to Watch.” We also talk about ways in which 2016 was a great year for Worcester, art in the city, and housing policy.

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508 #275: Technocopia, part 2

posted by Mike on July 29th, 2016

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we tour Technocopia’s new downtown space with Nick Bold, Joe Forjette, and Adam Zelny.

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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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