Barnstable Police

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with several area journalists. Guests include: Cindy McCormick from the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown from the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times.

Andy Nabreski / onthewater.com

One hundred miles off the coast of Cape Cod, the Gulf Stream sweeps into the edge of the continental shelf in an area known as "The Canyons." It's a habitat rich with whales, sharks, and big fish more commonly thought of as tropical, such as mahi, big-eyed tuna and blue marlin. For some Cape Cod fisherman, heading to The Canyons is the highlight of a fishing season.

Kathryn Eident

Next month, the Smithsonian will open the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. It’s an idea that has been years in the making—advocates first suggested a museum in the early 1900s.

SJunker

For fishing excitement and pleasure, it's hard to imagine what beats picking up a keeper-size striper or big bluefish on a topwater lure. So here's a quick guide to topwater fishing.

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Here's your rundown of fun activities and events to get out and enjoy this weekend.

Friday morning at Barnstable High School, you can experience a recreation of a debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson

Friday night, the Wailers bring reggae to Truro at the Payomet Performing Arts Center.

Dan Tritle

Democratic candidates for the Cape and Islands state representative seat join Mindy Todd in The Point studio to talk over important issues in our region, including affordable housing, the drug epidemic, the environment, and the local economy. The candidates are: Dylan Fernandes, Michael Heylin, Ewell Hopkins, Jessica Lambert, and Tim Soverino.

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Did you know that you can make white wine out of red grapes? I had no idea until I was at the farmers' market in Falmouth, talking with Will Becker of Westport Rivers Winery. 

Here's a list of some of the grapes grown by local vineyards—there are seven within the 30 miles from Newport to New Bedford, not to mention one in Truro and one in northeastern Connecticut!—also, a little bit about where they come from, and more about the history of the French grape varietals Will Becker mentioned.

New Bedford Police Dept.

New Bedford’s new Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro has been in his position for about three months. He's a 30-year veteran of the force, and was appointed after the unexpected death last December of former Police Chief Joseph Provencher. Morning Edition’s Brian Morris sat down with Chief Cordeiro recently to discuss his outlook for the New Bedford Police Department going forward.

 

 

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With the median house price at $340,000 on the Cape, and significantly higher on the Islands, finding affordable housing in our region isn’t just a problem for the working poor. On The Point, we talk about different ways to create more affordable housing stock, how to help middle income families afford market rate housing, and new ideas to help the homeless. The program is in three segments: first, Affordable Housing Trusts and other funding options for middle income residents.

Mark Faherty

Last week we talked about Black Skimmers, one of the southern waterbird species that seem to be on the rise in Massachusetts, as evidenced by an all-time high count recently recorded on the Vineyard. But there’s a second bird of more southerly affinities that has been quietly on the increase in these parts – the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. 

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