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Neutrinos, cosmic rays, and Oumuamua - learn more about what's going on in the world of astronomy as WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris speaks with Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

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There's family friendly fun in every corner of the peninsula in the next few days. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Yarmouth residents raise concerns about plans to bring a power line ashore through Lewis Bay; Gosnold will look for a new site for its proposed drug rehab facility—one that’s not next to a school; and Cape Cod sees a decline in opioid prescription rates.

Amy Vince

It's seven miles long and offers some of the best shore fishing anywhere. Welcome to the Cape Cod Canal. 

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Habitat for Humanity unveiled its newest affordable housing community in Brewster that is also environmentally friendly. The six homes off of Tubman Road are all equipped with solar panels which power the homes, making them nearly net zero, meaning they make as much energy as they use.

Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito visited the homes on Thursday and said they addressed both a need for affordable housing, and a need to use alternate sources of energy. 

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As much as we try to prevent or slow it down, aging is a reality of life. Many will find themselves in the position of helping parents through the later stages of life, or being helped by their adult children.

On The point, we talk with Melanie Merriman about some of the challenges, joys and resources available for families who are managing a loved one's later stages of life. Her book is titled Holding the Net, Caring for my mother on the tightrope of aging.

 

 

Your Local Woods Can Be a Veritable Smorgasbord

Jul 19, 2018
Photo by Elise Leduc

 

A green twiggy thicket in a Mashpee forest may look unremarkable to the untrained eye, but to Elise Leduc it's an endless feast of wild edible plants.

On The Point, we discuss the impacts of childhood trauma or adverse childhood experiences. Research shows that childhood adversity has short and longterm consequences on physical and behavioral health. Not only does the stress from aversity impact childhood health, but it puts people at risk for heart disease, cancer and other chronic disease later in life. Guests on the program are psychiatrists Dr. Marc Whaley and Dr. Jonathan Schwartz.

 

There’s a sneaky bird in our midst. A bird so devious, so duplicitous that even this bird guy was recently fooled. To make matters worse, the tragedy I will now describe happened in my own backyard, just a few feet from my door. The innocent victims in this story are a pair of Carolina Wrens. The villain is a bird obscure to most but infamous to some: the Brown-headed Cowbird.

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Robert Martin & Mark S. Petteruti work together -- quite a lot. 

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