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It's a peculiar proposition: You walk into the tackle shop and walk out with something living, or that was once living. Or something rubbery and artificial that smells like it died a while ago.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with several area journalists.  Guests include: Anne Brennan from the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller from the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times; and Nelson Sigelman from the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Paula Court

Two groups, The Yard and the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, team up to bring Reggie Wilson’s Fist and Heel Performance Group to Martha's Vineyard. The group's current performance "CITIZEN" explores what it means to belong, and not to belong.

Harriet Tubman, an American slave who escaped bondage, became a leading abolitionist in the period before the Civil War. In April of this year the U.S. Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the 20 dollar bill.

All About Beets

Jul 28, 2016
Elspeth Hay

Beets are just coming into season. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Abby Miner and Caleb Lemieux of Crooked Farm in Orleans about beet varieties, beet recipes, and a little known fact about beet seeds. 

You can find a recipe for a beet pizza sauce, or as we're calling it "beet-za" sauce, on Elspeth's blog about food, Diary of a Locavore

This LFR is a rebroadcast. It aired originally August 1, 2013.


It's no secret that the Cape lacks affordable housing, and the problem is especially acute in Provincetown.

Officials recently met with the state agency, Mass Development, and the consulting group, Urban Land Institute to brainstorm creative solutions. One idea that came up is micro-housing.

Kathryn Eident talked with Provincetown Town Manager David Panagore about that idea, and other ways they're trying to help residents stay in town year-round.


J. Junker

On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with author Peter Abrahams and Jill Erickson, Head of Reference and Adult Services at Falmouth Pubic Library about BOOKS... with some relationship to the beach! A wide ranging selection from Proust to pirates to sandcastles: here is the list of all the titles mentioned, including our listener picks.

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Cape native Kati Sorensen is among the Bay State residents and lawmakers at this week's Democratic National Convention.

The 27-year-old represents Bernie Sanders voters from the 9th Congressional District--which includes the Cape, Coast, and Islands. Kathryn Eident talked with Sorensen about what's next for Sanders supporters now that Hillary Clinton has the nomination.

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It may not feel like fall, but if you ask a migratory shorebird, they’ll tell you summer is over and it’s time to pack your bags and head south. Since early July, adults of the many species of Arctic nesting shorebirds that pass through our area have been massing on local beaches, mud flats, and salt marshes.

The Provincetown Jazz Festival is in its 12th year, and brings jazz musicians and vocalists from around our region and around our world together in two venues.  Joining us to discuss the festival and the jazz scene on the Cape is festival founder and musician Bart Weisman. Here's a link to tickets for the WCAI Jazz Benefit concert.