508 #119: Moss animals

posted by Mike on July 9th, 2010

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Stephanie Katz, Jen Burt, Colin Novick, and Brendan Melican.


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[0:00] We investigate the “moss animals” living in a Worcester pond. These invertebrates are also known as Bryozoa or Ectoprocta. This species is Pectinatella magnifica.

[8:28] According to the cover of Worcester Magazine, the same guy is running for the Republican nomination for US Rep 5 times.

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[13:30] We talk with Stephanie and Jen about how they’re confronting the Bad Economy. This week’s quote is from the movie Up in the Air:

Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it’s *because* they sat there that they were able to do it.

We mention the strange case of Grafton’s Scott Nicholson, 24, profiled in the NYT because he’s looking for work:

Over the last five months, only one job materialized. After several interviews, the Hanover Insurance Group in nearby Worcester offered to hire him as an associate claims adjuster, at $40,000 a year. But even before the formal offer, Mr. Nicholson had decided not to take the job.

Rather than waste early years in dead-end work, he reasoned, he would hold out for a corporate position that would draw on his college training and put him, as he sees it, on the bottom rungs of a career ladder.

If you know someone who’s made a job/career/life change in the past 3 years, they might be a good guest for this series. Please contact pieandcoffee@gmail.com.

[28:40] The Greater Worcester Land Trust has an open AmeriCorps position.

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  1. On July 9, 2010 at 15:14 Tracy said:

    What, no Latin title?

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