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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the week's top local news.  His guests include journalists Anne Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner.

New iPhone App Tracks Sharks Off Cape Cod

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Photo credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

A new iPhone app was released Friday that will help both scientists and residents know when a great white shark is near Cape shores. Kathryn Eident talked with Cynthia Wigren of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to learn more about the app.  

Last week brought the opening of commercial fishing season for striped bass in Massachusetts. That's good news for people who don't fish, or who may not know a fisherman.

For the Cape Cod Baseball League, 10 seems to be a perfect number. There are currently 10 teams in the Cape League. But it wasn’t always that way. Cape Cod Baseball League’s John Garner noted that in the 1920s the Cape League was pretty much what we know it as today. It was just a bit smaller.

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It’s the big Fourth of July holiday weekend, and almost every town is having some type of celebration. Here's your Weekend Outlook.


On The Point, we talk about the dangers that whales face and how to best help them cope.

Recovery Without Walls

On The Point, we hear about the use of acupuncture to help with recovery from addictionRecovery Without Walls is an organization that provides free support to women living on Cape Cod following treatment for substance dependency. For the past year, Recovery Without Walls has been using an innovative approach to aiding women to successfully withdraw from substance abuse and break the opiate craving cycle using acupuncture. Joining our host Mindy

Center for Coastal Studies

To the casual observer it may seem as though humpback whales have suddenly appeared in numbers in local waters. This is another sign of June, as these seasonal migrants have returned from their breeding grounds in the Caribbean with new calves in tow.

On The Point, Mindy Todd talks about kids books with our book experts in the studio: Jill Erickson, librarian at Falmouth Public Library; and Mary Cronin, early childhood educator. We hear about the reading without walls challenge, a fun way to stretch the summer reading experience into new zones.

Angela Scionti

More than 100 people assembled at Tisbury Wharf Tuesday afternoon to watch the arrival of the Hokule’a, a replica of a traditional Polynesian sailing ship. The ship has traveled the world since 1975, and it's credited with revitalizing Hawaiian culture.