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I drove down to the parking lot at Nauset Light the other day to check out the surf. Carrying binoculars and a small backpack, I headed north, staying on the firm lower beach. The tide was about an hour and a half past high and the clean beach was laced in delicate overlapping loops of crushed reddish seaweed. 

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Deer hunting season is underway on Nantucket. This year, some hunters will donate their venison to the Nantucket Food Pantry. It's a way of keeping deer populations in check, while also feeding the community. WCAI Morning Edition co-host Brian Morris spoke with Anne-Marie Bellavance, the director of the Nantucket Food Pantry, to find out more.

Elspeth Hay

Mattapoisett cookbook author Karen Covey wants you to make apple butter. Her book is called The Coastal Table, and is filled with recipes made with foods from the SouthCoast. 

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' landmark album RUBBER SOUL, producer Paul Ingles presents another in his acclaimed series of specials on Beatles' history. Over a dozen musicians, music writers and Beatles fans comment on the significance of this 1965 release by the band along with song-by-song notes on the writing and performances of each track.

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What better bird to talk about on the day before Thanksgiving than the Turkey? No, not the one stuffed, roasted, and gracing your table, but the wild turkey. Here are a few tasty bits of information to regale your holiday guests with, should the table conversation fall silent.

On The Point, we talk about favorite books; the ones we like so much we buy them to give our friends and loved ones as presents. Mindy Todd hosts, with our book experts Vicky Titcomb of Titcomb's Books, and Jill Erickson, librarian at Falmouth Library. We also hear from listeners about their picks.

My First Home

Nov 24, 2015
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Most of us have, at one time or another, entered into projects which, had we known what we were actually getting into, we would never have begun in the first place. So it was with my first home.

Ask The Manager

Nov 24, 2015
J. Junker

On our Ask The Manager edition of The Point, listeners get a chance to ask questions, and make comments and suggestions. Our hosts in The Point studio are Mindy Todd, host, producer and managing director of editorial, and Sean Corcoran, managing editor of news. They bring us up to date on all the latest changes in programing, including highly-anticipated new features.

Friends of Herring River

In 1909, the Town of Wellfleet and the State of Massachusetts built a dike at the mouth of the Herring River to dry out a wetland and get rid of a plague of mosquitos. 

It worked, and tourism flourished. But there was a cost. Water quality in the estuary got worse. Shellfish beds disappeared. And migratory fish couldn’t reach their spawning ponds.

Don Cuddy

The accepted method for assessing fish stocks involves catching samples in a net, hauling them up, and counting. Nearly everyone agrees it's a method with drawbacks. The sample size is necessarily limited, and the most of fish do not survive. But now there may be a better way.