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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Clark University students about campus and city issues. show notes , audio version
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Brendan, Mike, and Dante Comparetto talk about: Rally for Tim DeChristopher at the Worcester federal building; revocation nonprofit status from some Worcester groups; "Building a Green Solidarity Economy"; Duck Yao takes bitcoins; Worcester will be sued over tobacco ad ban; opposition to closing Downing Street makes some progress; City has an online permitting system; chickens; what issues should City Council candidates discuss during the...
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A look back at Occupy Worcester, two years later. Show notes .
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Kevin Ksen, Brendan Melican, and Tracy Novick. We talk about the City Council election. We talk about the School Committee election. We talk about a new Worcester video site Mike’s playing with (and you should, too). We talk about a $10 million lawsuit against Worcester for an incident during the taping of the Fox TV show COPS in 2006. show notes , audio version
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel includes Brendan Melican, Tina Zlody, and Worcester City Council candidate Mary Keefe . Show notes , audio link
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan talk about pit bulls, Seth Godin, Billy Breault, marijuana, heroin, and the Turtle Boy's creator. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week: Amy Chase, Chris Robarge, and Brendan Melican talk media and panhandling at Crompton Collective. Notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2013/01/10/508-210-bobcat-was-rabid/
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike, Brendan Melican, and Tracy Novick talk about an MCAS cheating scandal in the city schools. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. Show notes , audio version .
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the City Council live commentary, Joe Petty's campaign video, lifting Worcester's mask mandate, our experiences getting COVID, nuclear war, endemic life, Substack, Brent Crude Oil, Metaculus Prediction Updates, Ukraine and its consequences, and COVID brain fog. Show notes: https://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2022/03/15/508-376-endemic-life/
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panelists are Brendan Melican and Holmes Wilson. Show notes
Topics: 508, Worcester, snow, co-working, Holmes Wilson
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Grace Ross , candidate for District 4 City Councilor. Show notes , audio link
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Jim Henderson, Nikki Erskine, Tina Zlody, and Brendan Melican. Topics: Jim's run for Secretary of the Commonwealth, stART on the Street, boycotts of Arizona and the InCity Times.
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Audio version 508 is a show about Worcester. This week, I talk to Brendan Melican . Topics include inaccurate predictions , the Telegram & Gazette's website troubles , and WPI making non-tax payments to the city .
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audio version , show notes 508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panelists are Tracy Novick and Brendan Melican. 508 is now arguably the first local program to be an equal citizen of both the internet and TV. You can watch it on Worcester cable channel 13 Tuesdays at 12:30am and 11:30am. Plenty of local programs from traditional media have some internet component, in most cases, unfortunately, on the periphery of what they do, rather than near the core. We touch on shopping locally, then...
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week we talk about Worcester World Cup soccer, pit bulls and sharks, business taxes, immigrations, and newspaper paywalls. More notes.
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508 is show about Worcester. This week's panel is Linda Parham and Brendan Melican. Show notes.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan discuss the 2010 election. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week Brendan Melican and Drew Wilson talk about a bald eagle. Also: Buddha Hut’s vegan meatballs a top 10, Saturday is a VegWorcester buffet, Stone Soup porch burned, Rosen’s Roundtable talks taxes, and Hermis Yanis starts a podcast after his radio show is “terminated.” audio , show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Joe Scully and Brendan Melican. They are joined by Ian Anderson, Drew Wilson, Jeremy Shulkin, and some Clark University students. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about shoes. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's guest is City Council and Mayoral candidate Bill Coleman. Show notes
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Show notes , audio version . « Do Catholic Workers go to church? and other items 508 #72: The Woodchuck of Main South posted by Mike on June 12th, 2009 508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel includes Brendan Melican and Scott Zoback. Colin Novick’s ordination is tomorrow (we got this wrong last week); the Save Our Poolz movement looks back at the past year and considers new strategy; Worcester may be getting CORI reform. This week’s Worcester Magazine covers our nation’s hard...
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A 508 "clip show" about Occupy Worcester, put together for the one-year anniversary. Show notes .
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week we mostly talk about the Tea Party in Worcester. show notes , audio version
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This week, Mike and Brendan talk with Julius Jones about the local green economy, the non-sale of the Worcester T&G, and Christmas. video, show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan talk about the District 13 primary, among other things. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about the recent Senate election and cargo cults. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, a bunch of fat cats talk about why they support Marty Lamb and oppose bank reform. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan talk about the Worcester Half-Marathon and public employee pension liabilities. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about local election results, Polar Park, COVID, Dune, commodities news, the rise of Bill Shaner, and the fall of underground punk shows. Show notes: https://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2021/11/09/covid-is-over-again-508-374/
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about local journalism, past, present, and future, with participants in the Worcester Institute for Senior Education at Assumption College. Special thanks to Tracy Novick and Karl Hakkarainen. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2013/03/15/508-214-the-future-of-journalism
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Kevin Ksen talks about fires in the Piedmont area, and Alfee Westgroves and Angela Mather-Keil talk about the Taking Turns Childcare Cooperative. Show notes: http://pieandcoffee.org
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Worcester Magazine News Editor Scott Zoback leaving, what it would take to beef up accountability journalism in Worcester, and legalizing medical marijuana in Massachusetts. show notes , audio version
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan talk with School Committee member Tracy Novick about the city's schools.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Brendan Melican and Chris Warren. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week EPOCA talks about the passage of CORI reform. More notes.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Jeff Barnard talks about his first six months battling cancer. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester School Committee candidate Tracy Novick . More show notes , audio version
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel includes Drew Wilson and Brendan Melican. A lot of viewer feedback this week. show notes , audio version
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audio link , show notes 508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we try and fail to attend Critical Mass.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss Ciclovida . Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike, Brendan, and Drew are snowed on. show notes , audio version
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Tim Hart, Pam Toomey, Brendan Melican, and Carly. We discuss proposed Worcester pit bull restrictions and think they are a bad idea. (You might enjoy this Malcolm Gladwell article about pit bulls.) Clark students continue to support unionization of their dining hall workers; there have been two incidents in the past year when Leominster cops caused trouble in Worcester; it’s Holy Week; Mike is a little confused about how Michael Hlady is...
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we discuss losing a judge and gaining a City Manager. Show notes: https://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2022/04/07/hillmaniacs-508-377/
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, it's also a show about Occupy Boston. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Ali Reid, Worcester's pre-eminent critic of public art, about Worcester Monopoly, Kevin Can F**k Himself, Ulysses, and the Abby Kelley Foster Memorial. Show notes: https://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2021/11/18/kevin-can-forget-himself-w-ali-reid-508-375/
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan talk about a skateboard accident. show notes , audio version
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Chris Warren, Jesse Pack, Bruce Russell, and Brendan Melican.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Brendan Melican, civic gadfly Jo Hart, and Mike's sexy body. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's guest is Worcester City Council At-Large challenger Matt Wally. The questions: * Why are you running, and how have you been active in public life in Worcester up till now? * Do we have enough housing in Worcester? What should the City Council do about this? * What should the City Council's role be regarding the public schools? * Where would the jobs come from that would keep more of our high school and college graduates in Worcester? What's the City...
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Paula Harrison, Coqui Negron, and Doug Slinn about the rebirths of Stone Soup and Occupy Worcester.
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This week, we talk with legendary Telegram & Gazette columnist James Dempsey and his students about the decline of journalism in Worcester and whether citizen journalists can do anything about it. audio version , show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike, Brendan, and Drew review the history of Pulse Magazine's "Ones to Watch" list.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panelist is Tracy Novick. We talk about parliamentary procedure, Stone Soup, and beards.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Erica Getto, Mike Benedetti, and Brendan Melican. audio, show notes
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An interview with Worcester City Council candidate Virginia Ryan. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Nicole Apostola, Mike Benedetti, Brendan Melican, and Tina Zlody talk about demolition, art festivals, prostitution, and politics. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan interview At-Large City Council candidate Jim Kersten . Show notes .
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week: Christmas. Show notes.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan make predictions for 2011. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panelists are Stephanie Katz, Jen Burt, Colin Novick, and Brendan Melican. We talk about moss animals and confronting the Bad Economy.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Kevin Ksen and Brendan Melican. We talk about winning local elections and controversies surrounding voting in Worcester. Show notes: http://www.PieAndCoffee.org/2012/09/13/508-201-ksen-level-yellow/
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan talk about the SMOC triage center, Occupy, and Beards. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike is joined by Brendan Melican and Cha-Cha Connor . There's a good show tonight at the Firehouse. The Catholic diocese is closing 2 more parishes . A Worcester woman is missing . Street vendors are being put out of business by new city regulations. ( Video ) We read the African Radiant and mention Rep. Jim McGovern's February letter to President Obama (PDF) asking for the 17 Uighurs at Guantanamo to be released into the U.S. We read Worcester...
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Scott Guzman, Heather Mackenzie, Drew Wilson, and Brendan Melican. show notes , audio version
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Scott Schaeffer-Duffy talks about running, and Brendan Melican about juggalo tattoos. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Brendan Melican and Tracy Novick. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan read the free newspapers. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Gabe Rollins talks about the urban core, the election, and the performance oval. audio link , show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week we talk about Worcester slogans. show notes , audio version
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Adrienne LaPierre and Brendan Melican. They talk about a Green Solidarity Economy, time trading, beer, and tattoos. Show notes.
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk with Worcester At-Large City Council candidate Devin Coleman . Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week's panel is Peter Sulski, Tracy Kraus, Krista Buckland Reisner, David Russell, Ian Watson, and Brendan Melican. Our subject: the Worcester Chamber Music Society. Show notes
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508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike, Jen, and Brendan talk about CitySquare II, the Artichoke Food Coop, and Google Fiber. show notes , audio
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