This week, we discuss millennial friendly working conditions, bias in the workplace, and accurate pop culture depictions of attorneys. We are joined by AiVi Nguyen and Mark Borenstein. AiVi is the youngest attorney ever elected to partnership at Worcester’s premier law firm, Bowditch & Dewey. Hear how Legally Blonde could be a more accurate measure of millennial lawyers than you think. Do we all need to dress like the attorneys on Suits if we want to ask for raises? Also, a state of affairs for Drake and Kanye.
We discuss the rapid growth of Worcester’s restaurant scene and the difficulties that come along with launching a new concept in a gateway city with endless and unrealized potential. We are joined by Jonathan Demoga, Chef/Owner of MamaRouxFood Trailer, as well as Ellen Benson, General Manager of simjang. We also talk about the death of The Citizen Wine Bar and a new era for passionate purveyors. Does volume equal success anymore? Depends on who you ask.
A chat with pop star Brynn Elliottwho came to town for the City of Worcester’s annual Festival of Lights on the Worcester Common Oval. Elliot is a recent Harvard graduate with a rapidly rising girl power anthem on the Billboard charts, “Might Not Like Me.” We also discuss the restructuring of our current radio studio 102.9 fm. Pop It pushes for the normalization of women’s voices within our local broadcasting community.
Veronica Van Jurajoins us this week to talk about her custom abstract painting shop and her recent foray into live painting. We ask her what it’s like to be an important member of the marketing team for Worcester’s largest venue, the DCU Center. She also gives us an inside look at the redesign of Figs & Pigs’ menu for which she made certain that each dish’s name could double as an Instagram caption. She’s our favorite Jersey girl! Tunes by Submarine Machine.
We discuss natural wines and the state of Worcester’s food media with Julia Auger and Jared Forman, the minds behinddeadhorse hillandsimjang. Julia shares stories from her recent South American wine travels and Jared recalls his three years working for David Chang as a young chef at momofuku noodle bar.
Hosts Sarah Connell and Molly O’Connor introduce their brand new show “Pop It.” They highlight Shea Serrano’s illustrated essays on “The Office,” Glow Season 2, “Crazy Rich Asians,” Ariana and Pete’s engagement, Bey and Jay’s summer album, and Refinery29’s controversial Money Diary. Guest Ricky Nelson discusses Bruce Springsteen, Seltzer Time’s global social media impact, and the magnetism of rapper DMX. They wrap up with some games including the Muppet “replace all but one cast member” film challenge. Intro music by Submarine Machine.