Poetry Sunday: Lauren Wolk

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Lauren Wolk reads her poem "On Why I Will Never Retire with You to Tampa."

Dan Tritle

WCAI's Brian Morris hosts a roundup of the week's local and regional news.  Guests include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Mike Rausch of the Bourne Enterprise; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

State lawmakers wrapped up their session Wednesday before breaking for the holidays. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talks with State House reporter Mike Deehan about what they got done, and what to look for in 2018.

The Gangs Of Nantucket: Fear And Politics

Nov 16, 2017

With police in dress uniforms as a backdrop, President Trump in July delivered a blood and guts speech in Brentwood, New York, that left little doubt about how he felt about MS-13, a Central American gang that has become one of the administration’s prime examples of what Trump calls out-of-control immigration. There on Long Island, gang members have been arrested for murder and other crimes.

93-year-old Joann “Fifi” Burton of Falmouth enlisted as a Navy WAVE or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service during the second World War.  Mindy Todd talks with her about the experience of being among the first women enlisted in the armed services.

Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys

Nov 16, 2017

Elizabeth Richardson was a Red Cross volunteer who worked as a Clubmobile hostess during World War II. Handing out free doughnuts, coffee, cigarettes, and gum to American soldiers in England and France, she and her colleagues provided a touch of home—American girls with whom the boys could talk, flirt, dance, and perhaps find companionship.  Usually the job was not hazardous—except when V-1 and V-2 rockets rained down on London—but it required both physical endurance and the skills of a trained counselor.


We hear about women secretly recruited to work as code breakers for the U-S government during World War II.  Author Liza Mundy joins host Mindy Todd to talk about her newly-published book Code Girls: the Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.

Ali Berlow

Ali Berlow went to speak with a food historian in Plymouth about cooking with smoke-and-fire and historic cooking techniques. The last thing she expected was dessert.

The Gangs Of Nantucket: The Partnership

Nov 15, 2017
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On the grounds of the Bristol County Jail in Dartmouth, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson took me on a tour of the immigration detention center built on his watch. “This building, it's got two wings that are basically sort of open-dorm settings and with two rec yards on the back of each one,” he explained. 

On The Point, psychologist and psychiatrist (Michael Abbruzzese and Marc Whaley respectively) discuss sexual misconduct, harassment and abuse. We hear about about different types of perpetrators, the #metoo campaign, and advice about how to be an upstander instead of a bystander. We discuss strategies and skills to defend ourselves against sexual harassment, and how to change the culture in our workplaces and elsewhere to create a safe and fair environment for all.


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