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Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday, and there are events for this weekend to start the holiday celebration. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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On The Point, Larry Tye joins host Mindy Todd to talk about his new book Bobby Kennedy, the Making of Liberal Icon. Known as a civil rights leader and advocate for the poor, the lesser known Bobby Kennedy worked for Joe McCarthy and employed questionable tactics to help his brother get elected.

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In 2009, Eric Glasgow and his wife retired from city life and bought a defunct dairy farm on Martha’s Vineyard. Ever since, they’ve been learning how to make dairy farming as low waste and low impact as possible.

A Way with Words

Feb 8, 2017
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The new weekend radio program A Way with Words  has recently debuted on WCAI’s airwaves. It’s an upbeat and lively hour-long show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Joining us on The Point to talk about the show and answer some language questions are the show's co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Mindy Todd hosts.

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Jim Coogan’s latest book Sears Point is his first work of fiction. Through the life of Washington Sears we see the many changes Cape Cod undergoes through the 20th century.  Mindy Todd hosts this interview on The Point.

 

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Leon Logothetis has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. While he’s filmed television series and written books about his experiences, traveling is not his job, it’s his life. His focus is kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. On The Point, we talk about his latest book: Live, Love Explore, Discover the Way of The Traveler, A Road Map to the Life You Were Meant to Live. Mindy Todd hosts.

 

 

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Have you heard of “bird feeder fight club”? If not, that’s probably because I just made it up. But it totally could be a real thing, according to scientists using Cornell’s vast Project FeederWatch data set.

A DC8 packed with atmospheric sensors and samplers is making four laps around the globe.
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One of the first science policy ideas put out by Trump transition team back in November was a proposal to move all earth science out from under the umbrella of NASA and perhaps give it to another agency, like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That transfer hasn’t come to pass – at least not yet – and earth science is still carrying on. In fact, right now, scientists from Harvard University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and – yes – NASA and NOAA are flying around the world trying to get a better handle on what’s going on in our atmosphere.

The Great Good Place

Feb 7, 2017
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Sometimes wandering into a coffee shop can enter you into a whole new world.

Some residents of Hyannis could soon have new neighbors.  The Barnstable County Sheriff's Department is looking to open a half-way house program downtown.  As Chloe Shelford reports, the plan could be controversial because Hyannis is a draw for tourists, and the village has received complaints about its large and visible homeless population.

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