Books on Ireland

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It's the monthly book show on The Point: the topic is Ireland. Guests are Jill Erickson of Falmouth Public Library and Vicki Titcomb of Titcomb's Books. Mindy Todd hosts. 

Keenan Yakola

I talk a lot on the Bird Report about relatively obscure seabirds that you can see if you trudge your way out to Race Point, a potentially four mile round trip in soft sand. Perhaps you don’t find the prospect of jaegers, alcids, and shearwaters enticing enough to make the trip. 

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Years before John F. Kennedy became the nation’s 35th President, he spent a brief time as a journalist for Hearst Newspapers, witnessing a number of pivotal moments in U-S history in the aftermath of World War Two.

The 28-year old Kennedy kept a diary during this time, in which he recorded his views on world politics, predicted the onset of the Cold War, and shared his thoughts about his decision to run for Congress.

WCAI Wins 2017 Gabriel Award

Apr 25, 2017

WCAI has won a 2017 Gabriel award for its series, “Our Mortal Lives: Confronting Death and Dying.” This five-part series explores how residents on Cape Cod, the South Coast, and Islands cope with end-of-life issues: how is death handled here, how is it changing, and what are our choices?

Harvesting Bog Eggs

Apr 25, 2017
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In late March the shallow, tea-colored waters in the bog behind our house become full of small, round, gelatinous clumps of frog and salamander eggs stuck to submerged or floating objects. One spring I thought of collecting some of these egg masses and watching how they might develop. At the time I knew little about what I was doing and next to nothing about the different types of eggs I found there or what they might develop into. Whatever I learned, I learned afterward. I suppose that is the motto of the amateur naturalist: Collect now, identify later.

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Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive disease for which there is still no known cure. But research indicates that exercise and a positive mental attitude can help reduce the symptoms. On The Point, we discuss living with and treating Parkinson's, and we share information about various supports and services for patients with Parkinson's and their caregivers. 

About two dozen researchers from Woods Hole, MA, traveled to the flagship march in Washington, D.C.
Heather Goldstone / WCAI

Thousands of people turned out for the first ever March for Science this past weekend. It was actually more like six hundred marches in cities and towns around the globe. This unprecedented public show of support for science was largely prompted by what many view as the anti-science stances of the Trump administration. But the attempt to organize the science community has also revealed deep divides over the role of science in government, and persistent problems when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Alecia Orsini

Massachusetts researchers turned out in force over the weekend to show support for science. Science marches across Massachusetts drew several thousand people, while others made the trip to march in Washington, D.C.

Naomi Oreskes has received death threats for stating a simple fact: that climate scientists are nearly unanimous in thinking humans are warming the planet. For the Harvard scientist and historian, the weekend’s marches were bittersweet.

From the Ashes

Apr 24, 2017
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Kevin King is an artist, and he’s been painting for a long time in his North Falmouth studio. He paints all kinds of things with different styles and techniques, but he uses an unlikely medium.

Clark Myers reads his poem, "Priester's Pond."

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WCAI Wins 2017 Gabriel Award

WCAI has won a 2017 Gabriel award for its series, “ Our Mortal Lives: Confronting Death and Dying .” This five-part series explores how residents on Cape Cod, the South Coast, and Islands cope with end-of-life issues: how is death handled here, how is it changing, and what are our choices?

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