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Is Water Technology Innovation Happening Fast Enough?

There are people in Africa who have to walk hours to get to clean water, and then carry it back to their family. The students of Morse Pond School in Falmouth learned about them in a book. They decided to try it out themselves as a class project. So they put water bottles in backpacks, slung them on and … it was raining, so they walked around in the halls for about two hours.
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In 1998, Ben LeComte swam some 3,700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, eight hours at a time. It took him seventy three days in total. Now, he's taking on an even bigger challenge - The Longest Swim - a 180-day, 5,500 mile swim across the Pacific Ocean, from Tokyo to San Francisco. His goal is to boost our understanding and awareness of ocean health issues.

Book honors Vineyard Centenarian Poet

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Former U-S poet laureate Billy Collins once said that Peggy Freydberg's poetry made him feel like he had discovered a secret he wanted to whisper to many other people.  Freydberg, a longtime Chilmark resident, died in March at the age of 107.  She left behind a group of admirers who also knew the secret.  Peggy started writing poetry when she turned 90 years old.  She spoke of fear, anxiety, love, and growing old in a way that touched even those who don't typically read poetry.

Gabrielle Healy

On a recent July morning, around 20 students worked in the Our Sister’s School community garden. They grew vegetables like cabbage, lettuce, and tomatoes.

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WCAI's Brian Morris hosts the Weekly News Roundup, a look at some of the top stories of the week.  With Brian is Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Josh Balling at the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.  Top stories include: a New York developer pulls out of plans to build a casino in New Bedford; continued controversy over plans to turn a community center in Aquinnah into a gambling facility; Joe's Lobster Mart in Sandwich

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Scup don't get a lot of publicity. You can't even find them in most fish markets on the Cape and Islands. But scup - or "porgy," as they're also known - can be delicious to eat. And they sure are fun for kids to catch.

Addiction is an ongoing problem on Cape Cod. In an effort to address the issue new approaches are being seriously considered to include longer treatments and more vigilant support for patients especially after rehabilitation. The increasing number of overdoses in Massachusetts has inspired the community to respond. 

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There are people in Africa who have to walk hours to get to clean water, and then carry it back to their family.

The students of Morse Pond School in Falmouth learned about them in a book. They decided to try it out themselves as a class project. So they put water bottles in backpacks, slung them on and … it was raining, so they walked around in the halls for about two hours.

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On The Point, Mindy Todd interviews author Cat Warren about her new book; What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World.  The author  and her German shepherd dog "Solo" have spent the last seven years searching for the dead. Solo is a cadaver dog.

More Than Honey: Beekeeping on the Cape

Jul 23, 2015
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If you’ve been to a farmer’s market recently, you’ve probably seen more honey for sale than usual. That’s because beekeepers are harvesting this year’s crop right now.

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Doug George hops away from an incoming wave, and points up.

"Dry sand, this is a good thing," he said.

I look up to where he’s pointing, and what I see there looming above my head frightens me.

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