Poetry Sunday: Aline Dolinh

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Aline Dolinh reads her poem, "Address to Teenage Martys."

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A sharp drop in the birth rate of rare North Atlantic right whales has scientists worried. So far this year, only three calves have been identified. A more typical season might bring between ten and fifteen newborn calves.  

"It's a frighteningly low number," says Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo, a Senior Scientist at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown. 

Dan Tritle

The Friday News Roundup.  WCAI's Kathryn Eident talks to area journalists about the top news stories of the week.  Her guests include Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Cameron Machell of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Ryan Bray of the Falmouth Enterprise.

Lawrence Brown

What to do with the kids next week? Don't worry, we've got suggestions - and also plenty to do this weekend.  Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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Impending sea level rise and the potential for more severe weather, along with the importance of habitat biodiversity, has underscored the need for restoring landscapes in our region altered by humans. On The Point, we discuss several aquatic restoration projects on Cape Cod and how these projects will contribute to coastal resiliency and habitat diversity. 

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The United States controls more ocean than any country on earth. And yet more than 85 percent of the seafood we eat is imported. On top of that, we're exporting more than 3 billion pounds of seafood a year.

On The Point we explore the psychology of leadership with Dr. Michael Abbruzzese, psychologist and Dr. Marc Whaley, psychiatrist.  Mindy Todd hosts.

Mark Faherty

Here we are in mid-February, and with the snow flying and storms raging, you’d think we’d be done with finding new rare birds overwintering here on the Cape and Islands. Fall migration, which brings most of our rare birds, seems a distant memory. We scoured the landscape during the Christmas bird counts, the hotspots have all been birded countless times, and all the rare feeder birds have been called in and documented. Or at least one would think so. But one would be wrong, because wacky birds that we have somehow missed continue to turn up each week.

 

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The coast assumes a different character in winter. In A Cape Cod Notebook, Robert Finch sets out on a solitary walk in the Provincelands, visiting the dune shacks that stand against the wind in a desolate landscape.

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It's still very much winter around here, but daylight is increasing and some migrating birds are starting to show up! Great horned owls may already be sitting on eggs. On The Point, it's our monthly Bird News program with Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, hosted by Mindy Todd.

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