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Robert Finch found himself one of the last people to see the summer's illustrious ursine visitor to Cape Cod.  Not long after he passed it on the road, authorities captured the bear for relocation.  Even before this chance encounter, he celebrated the bear's trek with poetry and historical recollection of nature's unending incursions. Check out the before-and-after essays.

Monet on Nantucket

Jun 15, 2012
Steve Junker

On Nantucket, Larry Cronin is using frogs, snails, plants, and stone to recreate the enchantment of French impressionism.

To find out about Larry Cronin's Nantucket Water Garden Tour, "Designing with Nature in Mind," scheduled for July 28, contact Nantucket Island School of Design and The Arts.

Metal Sea Life

Jun 1, 2012
Will Coley

Syd Ahlstrom makes realistic metal sculptures of sea life. His neighbors in Orleans are snapping them up. But Syd says he’d rather make another kind of art, something that’s a tough sell on Cape Cod.

Visit Syd Ahlstrom's website.

This piece comes from production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Find out more.

Whale Tale

May 18, 2012
Meadow Dibble

In the center of Cape Cod, a whale emerged from a block of marble. It was coaxed out by sculptor Tim Dibble, a long time Brewster resident.  It took 4 men and and a crane to install the finished 3 1/2 ton sculpture on Shore Road in Chatham. 

Visit Tim Dibble's website.

This piece comes from production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Find out more.

Even if you never heard Ed Mooney zing an umpire or ask a trivia question, you've almost certainly heard his words. Remember this marketing phrase?

"It's Duncan Hines Delicious!"

Ed Mooney wrote that catchphrase. And that's his son, Ted Mooney, reciting it.

So Much Joy and Spirit

Apr 6, 2012
Celeste Evans

  Tara Murphy has studied and performed just about every type of dance - from ballet to flamenco to Indian. For the past 20 years, Tara has focused on African dance. She says it helps her feel connected to her roots and she's sharing it with the community here on the Cape. For our Creative Life series, Katie Klocksin brought back this portrait from her class in Brewster.

Visit Cape Cod African Dance & Drum's website.

This piece comes from production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.  Find out more.

Nathan Crowell

Apr 2, 2012

Audio Pending...

Nobody knows how long a life will be, but at a young age, Nathan Crowell of Sandwich and Mashpee knew his certainly would be shorter than his peers. And that knowledge affected how he lived.


Andrea Taddeo

Mar 5, 2012

Some 200 of Andrea Taddeo's friends came to the Coonamesset Inn in Falmouth last month to sing and tell stories. With their heads hung low they sang the songs Taddeo sang when she was a girl back on Long Island in the 1950s, and into her oldest years living in Falmouth, until she died at home on Feb. 11 from cancer. They sang church songs. "The Hymn of Promise" was one, about new life and resurrection. And "Take My Hand" was another.

  If it has anything to do with the guitar, Arlen Roth has embraced it.  As a solo artist, as a sideman to legendary rock and folk performers, as a guitar designer, as a magazine columnist and teacher, Arlen has left his impact on more than one generation of guitar players. On his way to his home on Martha's Vineyard, Arlen stopped by our studio and spoke with Steve Junker.

Arlen Roth writes a regular blog on guitar playing.  He’s at work on an autobiography, and a children’s book in collaboration with Martha’s Vineyard illustrator Lane Gregory.

Visit Arlen Roth's website.

Below: Listen to Steve Junker's hour-long feature interview with Arlen Roth, including some great in-studio guitar playing, as it aired on Arts and Ideas, Sunday, February 26, 2012.

The Village Library

Feb 22, 2012

While most communities or counties in the United States have a library, Cape Cod has something of a unique structure, with small villages hosting their own libraries, not just the town center. As WCAI's Sean Corcoran reports, from small to large, the Cape and Island libraries often reflect the feelings and values of the geographic area where they exist.  

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