Jann Brett

On The Point, a conversation with authors and illustrators of children’s books. We hear from Susan Schaefer Bernardo, who writes books to help children facing loss and personal struggle. Kim Rodrigues' new book tells the story of a boy who raises money for a wounded veteran to get a service dog.

 

We also hear from the children of WCAI staffers with their summer book recommendations, and from Stephanie Seales of the Children’s Department at the Falmouth Public Library with some of the best books she’s found for different age groups.

 

We end the hour with author and illustrator Jan Brett. Her beloved children’s books include The Mitten and The Gingerbread Boy. Her latest book is titled The Mermaid.  Jann Brett will be at a book presentation and signing event for The Mermaid on August 22 at Falmouth Academy, sponsored by Eight Cousins bookstore.

One moist evening last April, as I was driving past Pilgrim Lake on my way home from Provincetown, I became unusually aware of the great flashes of Highland Light, moving in quick spaced arcs from east to west. Its glow was intensified, magnified, by the haze in the air.

Blind Runner Inspires at Falmouth Road Race

22 hours ago

Some 13-thousand runners took to the streets of Falmouth Sunday for the 45th annual Falmouth Road Race.  At the starting line in Woods Hole, WCAI's Dan Tritle spoke to a blind Nashua, New Hampshire man who was running the seven-mile course for the first time.

 

Things You Can Do During Today's Solar Eclipse

Aug 21, 2017
NASA's SDO Sees Lunar Transit across Sun
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Today a total solar eclipse will pass over tens of millions of people in a 70-mile-wide swath across the United States about 2,500 miles long. It’s been 99 years since an eclipse has crossed coast to coast, and there are a lot more people around to see it this time.

It starts in Oregon around noon our time, travels across 14 states, and finishes up its continental tour in South Carolina around 10 minutes before 3:00 this afternoon. Here in Eastern Massachusetts, we’ll see about a 63 percent eclipse around 2:45 this afternoon.

Courtesy of Jane Fay Baker

Growing up on the Cape, Jane Fay Baker developed an eye for objects and creatures that might otherwise go unnoticed. Later in life, her artwork became a reflection of her own life on the Cape. A recent woodcut  series features navigational buoys.

Poetry Sunday: Sandy Longley

Aug 20, 2017

Sandy Longley reads her poem "When a Black Bear Came to Truro."

Dan Tritle

WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of the week's news.  Her guests: Sean Driscoll from the Cape Cod Times; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Andy Tomolonis from the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; Sarah Brown from the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; and George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Alecia Orsini

Thousands of counter-protesters are expected in Boston Common Saturday to protest a so-called Free Speech Rally.

WCAI’s Kathryn Eident checks in with State House reporter Mike Deehan about what is being planned, and how police are responding.

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Everyone who’s ever gone fishing knows the anguish of losing a fish - and there are many ways to lose a fish. But perhaps the most mysterious way is getting spooled. 

Holly FitzGerald recounts her harrowing honeymoon lost on the river in the desolate jungle of the Amazon in her book Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft.  She talks with Mindy Todd in our Woods Hole studios.

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