L. Lerner

 

It’s 5:30 in the afternoon at Newcomb Hollow Beach, and I am sitting on the sand directly in front of the parking lot so as to catch the last fifteen minutes of sun on the beach. The surf is regular and moderate, but only one paddle-boarder pushes leisurely out onto the surface of the sea between swells, stands up on his board, and then, as my granddaughter Coco puts it, he begins to “sweep the ocean.” 

Walk into a wine shop today and you’ll likely find hundreds of brands and vintages, but most of them will be made from a handful of grape varieties grown in a handful of wine-making hot spots, like France, Italy, California, and Australia. 

One might think that's because those are the best wine grapes and the best places to grow them, but wine has been grown and made in a wide range of places for thousands of years.

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey was on the Cape late last week for a lengthy meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers. The topic: finding a way to fund building two new bridges to replace the aging Bourne and Sagamore bridges. WCAI's Kathryn Eident spoke with reporter Sarah Tan to learn more.   

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Massachusetts saw high tide flooding in dramatic style up and down the coastline during storms in January and March. In total, Boston saw a record-breaking 22 days of high tide flooding over the course of the past year, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The lead author of the report, William Sweet, says the frequency of coastal flooding has doubled, and it’s a clear result of climate change.

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Plenty of dogs are taught to do tricks, yet they still bark and bite. Dog trainer Melissa Berryman says that’s our fault. So, she doesn’t train dogs; she trains people. Her philosophy includes – among other things – teaching clients to speak “dog language,” a mix of high- and low-pitch tones. Melissa admits that training with her isn’t for everyone. Her clients have to work through their own issues in order to be effective leaders for their pets.

Poetry Sunday: Chuck Madansky

Jun 10, 2018

Chuck reads his poem, "Talking Turkey."

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Senator Ed Markey visited the Army Corps of Engineers in Buzzards Bay late on Friday to discuss the possibility of the federal government helping to rebuild the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges. Under a new bill authored by Markey, along with Senator Elizabeth Warren and representatives Bill Keating and John Garamendi, funding may be able to be granted to the Army Corps to help make Cape evacuation routes, which rely entirely on the two bridges, safer. 

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. This week's guests include: Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner, Jim Kinsella of the Enterprise Newspapers, George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of SouthCoast Today. 

Steve Junker

Perhaps the strangest fish you can pull out of our local waters is the sea robin. Maybe those aren't really wings, but they do look like them. And it has feelers. And for sure, it does croak.

In collaboration with Twenty Summers, we air the first in our series of recorded conversations at the Hawthorne Art Barn in Provincetown.  Inspired by Mendelsohn's acclaimed memoir An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, and Cunningham's fictional works that have paid homage to Woolf, Whitman, and even classic fairy tales, the two authors discuss how writers turn consciously to literature itself as a way of broadening their own horizons.

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