Arts and Ideas ~ March 5, 2017

Mar 5, 2017

7pm  ​The Moth Radio Hour - People Places and Problems - produced here by us 

8pm Truth Politics and Power - Neal Conan talks with historians, journalists, poets and comedians all navigating the Trump Administration 

9pm To Be Free: Celebrating Nina Simone   - her words and her music

10pm   PRX Remix  Good stories on shuffle from PRX remix.  All kinds of stuff you don’t get to hear in the usual broadcast day.

Poetry Sunday: Chuck Madansky

Mar 5, 2017
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Chuck Madansky reads his poem, "Only Long."

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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 Cynthia McCormick 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; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Welcome to March. Why not welcome the approach of spring with a parade? There's also fiddling, dancing doctors, and Bright New Stars. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

Stepping outside our comfort zone is not easy. What are some of the reasons we hesitate? How can we build up the confidence to overcome challenges, and what rewards await on the other side?  On The Point, we talk with Andy Molinsky, professor of psychology and organizational behavior at Brandeis University. His new book is titled Reach, A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence.  Mindy Todd hosts.

On The Point, we talk about the challenges that come with starting a new life after the loss of a loved one. Pamela Hull, author of  Say Yes, Flying Solo after Sixtyjoins Mindy Todd for this interview.

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Jayde Dilks grew up in a small, seaside town in Northeastern England. In 2006 she came to Wellfleet for an internship, fell in love with the area and the man who is now her fiancé, and decided to stay. Today she spends her nights managing a Provincetown restaurant and her mornings in her growing garden. Recently we sat down in my kitchen to talk about her seed order for this year.

The Gulf Oil Spill highlighted the need for better working relationships between academic scientists, industry, and government.
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War is generally pretty bad for the environment, and, understandably, the environment is not one of the military’s top priorities when at war. But more Navy officials are now asking questions about how to tread a bit more lightly on the environment, and some are getting scientists outside the military involved.

Chris Reddy is one example. He's a marine chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who specializes in oil spills, and last year, he got an email from a Navy lieutenant commander asking for his help.

Disney / Pixar

I’m sure all of you are still basking in the glow of the Oscar win for Pixar’s beautiful animated short “Piper."  The six minute piece, and winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Short, is about a sandpiper chick too afraid of the crashing waves to learn to feed himself. The combination of gorgeous, cutting edge animation and a cute, wordlessly conveyed story explain the win, but as is typical of anything having to do with birds in Hollywood, they definitely didn’t get the Oscar for biological accuracy.

Cyber technology, biotechnology, robotics, and other advances in technology have clearly made our world better. But technology is power, and in the wrong hands it has the potential to wreck havoc on individuals and societies. How do you govern a world in which anyone can attack anyone from anywhere? 

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