On The Point, the season's last gardening program with horticulturist Roberta Clark. Fall is a wonderful season for planting! Root growth will continue until the ground is cold. We share tips about seasonal tasks like dividing perennials, when to prune various species, and garden cleanup. Remember to leave a few flower heads to add interest to the winter landscape, as well as providing nutritious food for birds. Mindy Todd hosts.

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It’s been a nearly perfect week of early September weather, temperatures in the 70s, southwest and northwest breezes, clear or scattered clouds. Yesterday I stopped to have lunch at Gull Pond. It was warm and calm, and the only other people at the public beach were an elderly couple with metals detectors and those long flour-scoop sieves with holes slightly smaller than dimes.

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I don’t know about you, but my phone feels like an extension of my brain. I can’t commit to an appointment without checking my calendar. There are to-do lists and voice memos to make sure I don’t lose an idea. And, of course, there’s Google to instantaneously answer any question.

What Wild Bees Can Teach Us

Sep 18, 2017
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Since honeybees are the original “hive mind,” what can we learn from these social insects?

Thomas Seeley is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. He is based in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, where he teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the behavior and social life of honey bees. He is the author of Honeybee Ecology (1985), The Wisdom of the Hive (1995), and Honeybee Democracy (2010).

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September is National Preparedness Month, and the devastation caused by first Harvey and then Irma have us wondering -- will I be ready when a storm comes my way?

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On Friday, the Cassini spacecraft ended its 20 year voyage with a dramatic kamikaze descent into Saturn.

But that's not quite the end of the story. 

Poetry Sunday: Diane Hanna

Sep 17, 2017

Diane Hanna reads her poem "Visitation."

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Andy Tomolonis of South Coast Today; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Anyone who’s been walking down by the water these days along the south side of the Cape, or on the Vineyard, has probably noticed a lot of boat activity on the water and plenty of fish action. What's it all about? Most likely, it's false albacore.

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Fifteen years ago Abdi Iftin was living in Somalia with his family and his pigeons- birds that he raised, trained and raced.  After escaping the war in Somalia, Abdi eventually ended up in the U.S. and eventually on Cape Cod as a student in the Transom Story Workshop.

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