Poetry Sunday: Kathleen Casey

Jul 16, 2017

Kathleen Casey reads her poem, "Consider Lettuce."

Poet, educator, gardener, musician, photographer, birder, traveler, and lover of Cape Cod, Kathleen Casey is a member of the Falmouth Public Library’s Poetry Appreciation Group and the Steeple Street Poets of Mashpee. She has participated in readings and workshops at Calliope: Poetry for Community and at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.  

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week.  His guests include Sean Driscoll of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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There's been a big shakeup inside the State House as lawmakers wind down their activity before breaking for the summer. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talks with State House reporter Mike Deehan for an update on what's keeping the legislature and the governor busy. 

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Buzzards Bay and the south-facing side of the Cape from Woods Hole to Chatham mark the northenmost range of the blue crab. But just because we're at the edge of the range, doesn't mean we don't have these critters in abundance. They're there for the catching, and they're great eating. 

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The Woods Hole Science Aquarium announced today the death of its second seal in ten days. The two seals had been with the aquarium since 2008.  

On July 3rd, the female seal known as LuSeal, who was 15, died of unknown causes. Today the Aquarium says the companion seal in the tank, named Bumper, has also died. No tests results have been received yet on Lucille’s death.

Bumper showed signs of falling ill on Monday morning, said Teri Frady of the NOAA Fisheries, which operates the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. Since then the staff has been providing 24-hour veterinary care.  

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced a new assistant administrator for fisheries. The fishing community, including here on the Cape, largely applauded the nomination of Chris Oliver, who comes from the Alaska fishery.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Cape Cod Fisherman's Alliance CEO John Papalardo to learn more about the appointment. 

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Leaping canines, Greek food and culture, and the coming of the Barnstable County Fair highlight our roundup of arts and culture events. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

Salt of the Earth Are the Local Saltmakers

Jul 13, 2017
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Using solar power and good old fashioned ingenuity, the founders of Martha's Vineyard Sea Salt make their salt and then create blends like Lemon Dill, Local Smoked Oak and Naughty. Ali Berlow caught up with them at the West Tisbury Farmers' Market.

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George Bernard Shaw was a well-known playwright at the turn of the 20th century, but he was also a journalist whose advocacy on behalf of the press helped shape modern journalism. On The Point, Kathryn Eident talks with Shaw scholar and Massachusetts Maritime Academy professor Nelson Ritschel about his new book, "Bernard Shaw, W.T. Stead, and the New Journalism." 

It’s that time of year when babies and other youngsters are suddenly all over the place. And I’m not just talking about your visiting grand kids or your wife’s cousin’s kids. Baby birds are also everywhere now, livening up our beaches, woodlands, and especially our backyards with their awkward antics.

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