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Donald Trump was elected on an "America First" platform, and a populist and nationalistic agenda. How has this played out on the international stage since he took office, and what are the implications for human rights protections both at home and abroad? On The Point, we talk with Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch about changes in U.S. policies and human rights protections in the first six months of the Trump Presidency.


David McCullough is an honored historian, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Book Awards. His past books include The Wright Brothers1776, and John Adams. On The Point, we hear about McCullough's latest book, a collection of speeches he’s given over his career to Congress, universities and historical societies.

Mark Faherty

Shoreline swarms of seabirds known as shearwaters have long-time Cape birders searching their vocabularies for superlatives in recent weeks. If you’ve been on a whale watch recently, especially out of Provincetown, you may also have noticed the impressive shearwater flocks blanketing the in-shore waters along both Long Point and Race Point.

Jann Brett

On The Point, a conversation with authors and illustrators of children’s books. We hear from Susan Schaefer Bernardo, who writes books to help children facing loss and personal struggle. Kim Rodrigues' new book tells the story of a boy who raises money for a wounded veteran to get a service dog.

One moist evening last April, as I was driving past Pilgrim Lake on my way home from Provincetown, I became unusually aware of the great flashes of Highland Light, moving in quick spaced arcs from east to west. Its glow was intensified, magnified, by the haze in the air.

Blind Runner Inspires at Falmouth Road Race

Aug 21, 2017

Some 13-thousand runners took to the streets of Falmouth Sunday for the 45th annual Falmouth Road Race.  At the starting line in Woods Hole, WCAI's Dan Tritle spoke to a blind Nashua, New Hampshire man who was running the seven-mile course for the first time.


Things You Can Do During Today's Solar Eclipse

Aug 21, 2017
NASA's SDO Sees Lunar Transit across Sun

Today a total solar eclipse will pass over tens of millions of people in a 70-mile-wide swath across the United States about 2,500 miles long. It’s been 99 years since an eclipse has crossed coast to coast, and there are a lot more people around to see it this time.

It starts in Oregon around noon our time, travels across 14 states, and finishes up its continental tour in South Carolina around 10 minutes before 3:00 this afternoon. Here in Eastern Massachusetts, we’ll see about a 63 percent eclipse around 2:45 this afternoon.

Courtesy of Jane Fay Baker

Growing up on the Cape, Jane Fay Baker developed an eye for objects and creatures that might otherwise go unnoticed. Later in life, her artwork became a reflection of her own life on the Cape. A recent woodcut  series features navigational buoys.

Poetry Sunday: Sandy Longley

Aug 20, 2017

Sandy Longley reads her poem "When a Black Bear Came to Truro."

Dan Tritle

WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of the week's news.  Her guests: Sean Driscoll from the Cape Cod Times; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Andy Tomolonis from the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; Sarah Brown from the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; and George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times.