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For conservation biologists, the growing number of gray seals in New England is a success story. For some fishermen and beachgoers, it's another story altogether. Seals can steal fish, damage fishing gear, block beach access, and attract great white sharks. For all these reasons, seals have become a touchy subject in communities across the Cape and Islands - nowhere more so than on Nantucket.

What Spring Asks of Us

Apr 18, 2017
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Walking the tidal flats on a cool spring afternoon, Robert Finch is struck by a fundamental divide between humans and the natural world: for animals and plants, spring is a moment of propulsion, with a clear call forward to migration and renewal. What, he wonders, does spring ask of us?

Homeschooling

Apr 18, 2017

It’s becoming more common for families to homeschool their children. What are some of the reasons why? What are the legal rights and obligations of homeschooling families and what can local schools require of homeschoolers?  We’ll talk with the director of the Massachusetts Home Learning Association and hear from students and parents who have embarked on the homeschooling journey.  

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

The 121st Boston Marathon was a success, but a Nantucket doctor who has run nearly 50 races sat this one out because of an injury.

Kathryn Eident talked with Dr. Tim Lepore about his life as a runner and whether he'll be lacing up his running shoes again. 

Meredith Nierman

More than 20 million Americans run regularly. Half of them get injured. Adam Tenforde, M.D., joins Living Lab Radio to talk tips for healthy running at any age.

Chester Harding

During the golden age of whaling in the 19th century, more that 170,000 people signed on for whaling voyages aboard hundreds of vessels. What’s not as well-known is that more than 60 whaling captains were black.

Martha’s Vineyard resident Skip Finley is writing a book that explores the history of black whaling captains.

Poetry Sunday: Mark Foster

Apr 16, 2017

Mark Foster reads him poem, "Driftwood."

Air National Guard

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with a cadre of area journalists. Guests include: Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Patrick Flanary

Cape Cod business owners are bracing for their most unpredictable season in memory. Typically, about 3,000 seasonal workers carrying what's known as an H-2B visa travel to the Cape and Islands for work. Not this year. Only a fraction of them are approved to come back, which could mean devastating effects on small businesses. 

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The Easter holiday is here, followed by school vacation week for many students.  Here's your Weekend Outlook, with some fun ideas to keep those kids busy next week, too.

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