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Shelley Edmundson

The Unlikely Channeled Whelk Coming Soon... to Your Dinner Table

There they sit, on the bottom of the sea floor, minding their own sea snail business. They hardly have a care in the world or any predators (besides fishermen) to bother them. That is, unless they get caught up with lobster in a trap. The channeled whelks in these waters make up one of the most important fisheries around here. Who knew?
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Edward Gorey House

Fans of author and illustrator Edward Gorey can introduce a new generation to his work with an unusual children’s celebration Saturday at the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port.

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We're blessed to have such great coastline to fish. From jetties, canal-side, backwater estuaries, or beaches, an angler can cast for a wide variety of fish. But some fishing is best - or only - done from the water. If you don't have a boat for that, booking a charter might be your next best option.

The region of the world known as the Middle East encompasses 17 countries, over twice as many ethnic groups, and is the birthplace of many religious and spiritual groups. Significant stocks of crude oil have resulted in economic and political power for the region, but ethnic and religious diversity has lead to instability. On The Point, Mindy Todd hosts a discussion with two veterans of the US Foreign Service about relations with the Middle East. William Rugh is a former ambassador with nine diplomatic assignments in the Arab world.

Our book experts look into the literary genre Science Fiction and find there's a lot to read! On The Point, Mindy Todd hosts Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Vicky Titcomb from Titcomb’s Bookshop, to discuss works of Science Fiction.

Calming Buzz: Fresh Sonic

Jul 29, 2015
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In this 60-second sonic, Julie Lipkin talks about the allure of beekeeping. And Davis gets too close.

Produced by Davis Land and Atlantic Public Media.

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At this time in July, gulls are fledging young, the beaches are crowded with people, making it time to talk about behavior at the beach. Gulls are adaptable, and once they figure out how to find a meal they quickly learn new behavior. The gulls I am talking about belong to the following species - Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Ring-billed Gull and Laughing Gull. They have beach smarts, often operating like a rogue gang, terrorizing beach goers. They are getting smarter as you read this.

Melinda Buckley wrote and stars in the play Mother (and me), She Ain’t Crazy, She’s My Mother… A Daughter’s Story of Love, Loss and Goulash, a tour-de-force one-woman show about her relationship with her immigrant mother and her mother’s dementia and dying, spanning many years. Buckley shows us how she herself ages throughout this process.

Lisa Genova's most recent book is Inside the O’Briens, which centers on a middle aged man diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease.  The author talks about the disease and its symptoms and about her writing process in this interview on The Point with Mindy Todd.

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As a writer, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “When did you decide you wanted to be a writer, and why?” Over the years I’ve come up with several answers, some flippant, some more serious.

Ken Kostel / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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.

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