On The Point, we talk about the psychology of gender and how it effects various aspects of life.  What's the differences between the female and male brain?   We also take a look at the various influences on gender identities.  Mindy Todd hosts psychiatrist Marc Whaley and psychologist Michael Abbruzzese for a discussion live in the studio.

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We’ve all heard stories of medical miracles; cases where patients defy the odds and survive or recover from trauma or illness. Dr. Harley Rotbart has compiled stories of medical miracles in the words of the physicians who witnessed the events. The book is titled Miracles We Have Seen, America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget. Dr. Rotbart and Dr.

One reason nuclear power plants are expensive is concrete.
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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is scheduled to close in 2019, and there are many who would like to see it shut down sooner. But that leaves a significant gap in southern New England’s energy supply. And, love it or hate it, nuclear power is a source of electricity with a much smaller carbon footprint than fossil fuels.

DIYbio Boston at the Cambridge Science Festival, a partner for this year's Science on the Street Cape Cod.
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We’re used to hearing about upcoming concerts and movies. This weekend, there’s another option - called Science on the Street. Think art or food festival, but with science instead. Jill Neumayer-DePiper, director of Cape Cod Regional STEM Network, shared what it's all about.

Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society

In 1841, a 14-year old Japanese boy named Manjiro and four others set out on a fishing trip. After getting caught in a fierce storm, their boat lost its mast, stranding the boys on a remote island where they survived – barely – for six months.

Poetry Sunday: James Kershner

Mar 12, 2017

James W. Kershner reads his poem, "Invasive."

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local stories with journalists from across the region. Joining Sean this week are Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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12:55pm - It's snowing harder, temperatures are dropping, and roads are getting sloppy. Martha's Vineyard tops the current snow totals, with 4.5-6 inches. Nantucket has about 3 inches on the ground, while accumulation on the Cape and Coast range from 2 to 6 inches.

It's wet, heavy snow, so power outages are a concern. So far, National Grid is reporting fifty customers without power on Nantucket; no outages reported across the remainder of the region.

Protest music has been the soundtrack for some of America's most significant struggles.  These days more Americans are taking to the streets.  Protesting has become popular once again.  But what about music?  Is there a corresponding interest in music that speaks to the struggle?

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Close to 100 dolphins have stranded on Outer Cape beaches since last fall, and rescuers are beginning to wonder if 2017 will be a record-setting year for dolphin strandings.

 

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Brian Sharp, director of the marine mammal rescue and research program at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, for an update.

 

 

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