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Nathan and Polly Johnson were two of New Bedford’s leading abolitionists in the mid-1800s. It was in their house that a 20-year-old Frederick Douglass found refuge after fleeing slavery on a Maryland plantation.

When Douglass was a boy, the plantation owner’s wife began teaching him how to read. She stopped the lessons when her husband objected, but by then, Douglass was determined to keep learning.

Francis Mand reads his poem Seven Maybe eight similarities between a sailboat and a Laundromat.

On The Point, psychiatrist Dr. Marc Whaley and psychologist Dr. Michael Abbruzzese join host Mindy Todd for a discussion about conspiracy theories.

J. Junker

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and Mike Rausch of the Bourne Enterprise.

WCAI State House reporter Mike Deehan joins Kathryn Eident for an update on what’s happening on Beacon Hill. This week, Mike talks about what lawmakers might address in the last few weeks before they recess for the year.

12 Cape Cod Towns Vote on New $128M Tech School

Oct 20, 2017

Next Tuesday, residents in twelve Cape Cod towns will vote to either approve or deny the construction of a new Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. The new building in Harwich would cost $128 million, and raise property taxes for the next 30 years.

Supporters say it’s worth the investment in the Cape’s workforce, while opponents argue the cost is too high.

2 New Radio Stories By Transom Graduates

Oct 19, 2017

 First, producer Lucy Kang introduces us to some of the Cape’s homeless people. Then, we hear producer Justine Yan's story about why a 75 year old woman came to Cape Cod to pursue her dream of writing and acting. These stories are from Atlantic Public Media's Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.  APM is WCAI's production partner.

 Who are the people, natives and washashores who make their lives on Cape Cod? On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with author John Whalen about his book I Am Of Cape Cod. Photos for the book are by Kim Rodriguez.


CARE for the Cape and Islands is an organization that engages tourists and visitors contribute to the protection of the Cape’s beauty and natural resources. On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with Jill Talladay, Founder and Director of CARE for the Cape and Islands.


Next year, Amazon will select a location for its second headquarters, promising to invest $5 billion dollars and create up to 50,000 jobs for the winning city.

Across the country, cities large and small are pulling out all the stops to attract the giant online retailer, and Fall River is joining the fray. The South Coast city already has an Amazon fulfillment center, and they’re hoping that might give them a leg up in the competition.


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