One More Thing on the Renaissance (508 #356 w/Noah Bombard)

posted by Mike on December 11th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Noah Bombard of masslive.com about journalism, the Worcester Renaissance, murder, and commodities.

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Worcester Public Market (508 #355 w/Tina Zlody)

posted by Mike on December 3rd, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester legend Tina Zlody about the Worcester Public Market, the Market Pantry, and tips for spearheading new projects in the city.

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Long-Term Commercial Lease (508 #354)

posted by Mike on November 19th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Lt. Jason Menard, commercial taxes, Underdog, and Worcester Plaza Tower.

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Short film about Net of Compassion: “Bread of Life”

posted by Mike on November 13th, 2019

Here’s some beautiful people and a tough side of the city.

Net of Compassion – Bread of Life from Votary Films on Vimeo.

Richie, Elizabeth, and their whole “Net of Compassion” crew do some amazing work, most visibly offering services in a series of tents along Worcester’s Main Street each Saturday. They also collaborate on “Hotel Grace,” turning the basement of St. John’s Church into a 50-bed homeless shelter any night the temperature in Worcester is expected to drop below freezing. And they are looking to do more. If you are curious about helping the down-and-out in our city, getting involved with Net of Compassion is a great way to start.

Season Finale (508 #353)

posted by Mike on November 12th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about tax deals, election results, crime stats, bad/good driving, vapes, tarot, the CEMANECT economy, and the season finale of our favorite non-scripted TV drama, “Worcester!” Here’s the Cowen/Gioia interview Mike recommends.

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Lawn Signs (508 #352)

posted by Mike on November 5th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the 2019 municipal election and the lawnsigns thereof.

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Borrow My Flashlight (508 #351)

posted by Mike on October 29th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about death and crime in Worcester, Post-Christian America, opioids and religion, property taxes, election mailers, and flashlights.

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Institutionalized (508 #350)

posted by Mike on October 16th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the loss of institutions like the Columbus Day Parade, the Dive Bar, and pencils.

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Stoned Driving (508 #349)

posted by Mike on October 9th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about public health policy and NATO watch bands.

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One Year of Food (508 #348)

posted by Mike on October 2nd, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Paul Letsky’s funeral, the vape ban, improving regional rail, “every fountain a running fountain,” reducing our waste by 30%, Greg Sestero at the Sprinkler Factory, downtown ambassadors, the Greendale Mall, houses and condos, school attendance, Walmart’s fulfillment center, and buying one year of food.

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