Poetry Sunday: Maggie Cleveland

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Maggie Cleveland reads her poem, "Things I Have Learned About Elevators."

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There's plenty to do this weekend, including having your dog, cat, or even rabbit pose with Santa, and grooving to great local music at the 13th Annual Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless. Here's your weekend outlook.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local news stories with several area journalists. His guests this week include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise and Enterprise Newspapers; Sara Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and Bill Chaisson of the Martha's Vineyard Times. Among the stories they discuss this week: a memo...

By Car, Truck and Boat: Handling an Island's Trash

Dec 9, 2016
Angela Scionti

Don Hatch is a numbers man. He has to know the costs of what it takes to recycle his trash, or else he’s losing money. Because of that, he has to be creative.

"Two years ago we were receiving $25 a ton for recycling," he said. "This year we are paying $40 a ton. So the recycling market is pretty poor right now. So we are just mixing everything and sending it off to a plant in Woburn."


Most people who aren’t professional gardeners can’t be sustainability purists. With limited time, energy, and budgets, it’s necessary to make compromises. In her new book The Sustainable-Enough Garden , author Rebecca Warner offers an honest account of her struggles to achieve her environmental gardening goals without giving up her day job or breaking the bank. In doing so, she offers a road forward that balances idealism with practicality in making choices that work for each individual’s own...

Duck Eggs - That's More Eggage to a Dozen

Dec 8, 2016
Photo by Ali Berlow

Duck eggs are an underutilized, often unrecognized and an underestimated local food. But they're mighty! Just as wonderful as fresh-from-the-farm chicken eggs, and especially good in baking. Meet Jefferson Munroe, a farmer on Martha's Vineyard, who is raising a flock of ducks specifically for their eggs and...for fun.


Come along as we tour the battleship USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove in Fall River. The Massachusetts was known as "Big Mamie" to her crewmembers during World War II. Initially assigned to duty in the Atlantic Fleet, and later transferred to the Pacific, the vessel was decommissioned in 1947. It was later towed to Fall River and opened as a museum in 1965.

Finding Phil: Lost in War and Silence traces author Paul Levy ’s search for his Uncle Phil, killed 70 years earlier in World War II. Phil was a young tank platoon commander who braved the frigid winter of 1944-45 as allied troops advanced against an increasingly desperate Hitler, and died in France only months before the war ended. At once a mystery, a love story, a soldier’s tale, and a reflection, Finding Phil ponders family silences, peace and the war, the nature of heroism, the complexity...

In the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbo r 20 Naval ships, including eight enormous battleships, and 300 airplanes were destroyed. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died, and another 1,000 were wounded. There were also numerous civilians killed and wounded. Craig Nelson has written a detailed account of the events leading up to the attack, the chaos and carnage that ensued, and how the US ultimately triumphed when the Japanese were defeated at the end of World War II. The book is titled...

Mark Faherty

From the time we are children, we know that birds fly south for the winter. Think of hummingbirds that disappear before the first frost, skeins of honking geese cutting through the crisp autumn air, or warblers and tanagers abandoning northern forests and beating it for food-rich Central American jungles.