Joyner Lucas helps the homeless of Worcester, makes a video with them

posted by Mike on June 27th, 2019

If you asked me what Worcester homeless person you should interview for your rap video, I would say Blanca. To my great surprise this is just what Joyner Lucas did.

(508 co-host Brendan Melican also makes a brief appearance.)

The Baumol Confusion Effect (508 #333)

posted by Mike on June 18th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about obsolete transit, bad student homelessness stats, the coming corn famine, and the Baumol cost effect.

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Journalism (508 #332)

posted by Mike on May 31st, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about who’s running for local offices, the crash of Worcester journalism, making the bus free, and overdose deaths.

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Devil’s Work (508 #331)

posted by Mike on May 26th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about running for office, Kayti Burt on “The Incomparable,” Joyner Lucas’s “Devil’s Work,” cars, recycling, the Midtown Mall, and the Worcester Economic Index.

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Even More Advice (508 #330)

posted by Mike on May 4th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Mike True, Paul Ropp, Konnie Lukes, who’s pulled nomination papers, HOLDEN MAN, housing, apps, transit, housing, church, weed, surveillance, and the tenth annual New England VegFest.

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Worcester School Committee 2019 Election Issues (508 #329 w/Tracy Novick)

posted by Mike on May 1st, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we ask, “What do you want Worcester School Committee candidates to be discussing as they compete for votes?” Our guest is Tracy Novick, legendary former School Committee member and 2019 candidate.

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Michael True, 1933-2019, RIP

posted by Mike on May 1st, 2019

Michael True, Worcester activist, writer, and educator, has died. His intelligence, diligence, generosity, and kindness will not be forgotten by those who knew him.

His funeral and burial will be in Minnesota. There will be a celebration of his life in Worcester June 1 at Mechanics Hall.
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Freak the Man Freely (508 #328)

posted by Mike on April 25th, 2019

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the late Bishop Rueger, transit plans, more Worcester apartments, Airbnb economics, volunteer opportunities, plastic bag bans, hard drugs, and the Didache.

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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.

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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.

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