Ed Dunens bit.ly/2bQRhuL / bit.ly/OJZNiI

There’s still a mysterious ornithological frontier in Massachusetts, lying at the ragged fringe of both the state’s boundaries and our knowledge of bird distributions. To get there, you need a mariners constitution and a big boat. And, ideally, a strong stomach. 

larrytye.com/photo-gallery

On The Point, Larry Tye joins host Mindy Todd to talk about his new book Bobby Kennedy, the Making of Liberal Icon. Known as a civil rights leader and advocate for the poor, the lesser known Bobby Kennedy worked for Joe McCarthy and employed questionable tactics to help his brother get elected. We talk about the transformation of a privileged young man, ill qualified for his early positions in government into the principled, articulate and passionate candidate for president.

Tom Whitten bit.ly/2bOKwNq / bit.ly/OJZNiI

One of my favorite stories about Wellfleet in the summer is told by the critic Alfred Kazin in his memoir, New York Jew. Kazin recounts one day in the 1950s when he was walking through Wellfleet center and passed a front yard in which there were several boys playing rather noisily. A woman in the nearby house put her head out of a window and said, “Would you children please find another yard to play in?  My husband is trying to write a book review, and I’m sure your fathers are, too.”

There Is No Tsunami of Autism Cases

Aug 29, 2016
Avery Books

The number of autism diagnoses has risen steadily in recent years and currently stands at one in 45 American children diagnosed each year. There’s been concern that the increase is being fueled by environmental causes, but a new history of autism research says the condition has always been common and is widely misunderstood.

Oyster Shucking

Aug 29, 2016
Sarah Reynolds

Barbara Austin on how to open an oyster.

Produced by Elsbeth Hay and Atlantic Public Media.

Poetry Sunday: Paula Erickson

Aug 28, 2016
Jim Rohrer

 

Paula Erickson reads her poem "The Scale of Wind." 

 

 

 

 

Wellfleet's Paula Erickson is a two-time regional finalist in the WOMR Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest.  Someday she may learn to sail, but for now she simply admires the wind.

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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