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Unusual Sighting: Swallow-tailed Kites Show Up in Numbers on the Outer Cape

Birding on the Cape and Islands, especially during the migration seasons, is all about the wind direction. During the spring we hope for moderate-to-strong winds from the southwest, which is the direction all the birds are coming from this time of year. Sometimes it brings “waves” of birds in the form of all the common nesting birds in eastern North America, and often many birds that nest far from here that “overshoot” the mark on the stirring south wind. If you get in to birding and want to...
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The songwriting partnership between composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart produced 28 stage musicals and more than 500 songs from 1919 until Hart’s death in 1943. Robert Wyatt, Director of Music at Highfield Hall, Steinway Artist, Smithsonian Institution Lecturer, and Specialist in American Music, joins Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about the famous duo.

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On The Point, Heather Goldstone interviews Dr. Kumara Sidhartha about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. He explains how nutrition can be used to prevent and treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis.

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With spring comes warmer weather and beautiful flowers, but also the risk of tick-borne illnesses, like Lyme disease. One U Mass Amherst professor wants to understand how and why tick-born diseases are on the rise, and his lab now tests ticks as both a research tool and a public service.

When I arrived at Le Count Hollow, the slope had been cut several feet up from the bottom by recent storm waves. It was an hour past high tide, and the waves, all foam and milk for several hundred yards out, had the hollow, grinding roar of a receding storm surf.

Along the upper beach there was a nearly continuous ribbon, or river, of rockweed and kelp, from a few feet to several yards wide. Rockweed, as its name implies, grows on submerged rocks. Where does so much rockweed grow off our sandy shore? Where was it all ripped from?

Reinventing DIY on Cape Cod

May 4, 2015
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Doug Butler is something of a Renaissance man: he’s an inventor, a tailor, an engineer. And whether he’s imagining gadgets from the future or reconstructing items from the past, he’s always making something.

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Arlen Roth, guitarist extraordinaire and longtime part-time resident of Martha's Vineyard, came by the WCAI studios to talk about his new album, "Slide Guitar Summit." It features nine guest virtuoso slide guitarists, including David Lindley, Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, and the last recorded session of the legendary Johnny Winter.

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Turn to the person on your left, shake hands, and offer warm congratulations - we've made it to May. Now let the springtime celebration continue! Brewster shows off this weekend with its annual celebration of daffodils and all things spring: it's Brewster in Bloom.

The Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema is extending itself this year, both in the number of towns in which it takes place, and the number of films it offers.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran and local journalists review the top regional news stories of the week. Sean's guests this week include Patrick Cassidy, news editor at The Cape Cod Times; New Bedford Standard-Times Editorial Page Editor Jim DeArruda; and Nelson Sigelman, editor of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Reverberations from the earthquake in Nepal are being felt across the world. From Nantucket, Justine Paradise tells us how the island’s Nepalese community is responding to the disaster.

We note the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War by hearing some of the music from that era with pianist Jacqueline Schwab from Chatham, and John Yankee of the Falmouth Chorale.  Sean Corcoran hosts.

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