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NASA and NOAA are teaming up to launch a new weather satellite on Friday. It’s going to make it easier for meteorologists to predict extreme weather events up to 7 days out. We talk to Vanessa Griffin, NOAA’s Director of Satellite Operations.

The political relationship between the U.S. and Russia is tense right now, but scientific collaboration between the two countries is on the rise, particularly when it comes to the Arctic. Earlier this year, the U.S. and Russia were among the eight parties who signed the and Arctic science agreement. And this week, the International Arctic Science Committee is meeting at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow to discuss next steps. For more we talk to Paul Berkman, Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 

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For this month’s check-in with Nature News, we talk with Anna Nagle, Chief Editor of Digital & Engagement on these stories:

·      It’s been just over six months since the March for Science. At the time, march organizers said they hoped it would be the start of a lasting movement. An update on where that stands.

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Citizen scientists pointed out a comet outside our solar system for the first time using transit photometry, a technique of watching how a star’s light dims when something passes in front of it. On Living Lab Radio, we talk to Andrew Vanderburg, one of the credentialed authors on the newly released study. He’s a NASA/Sagan post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

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An archaeological dig in North Chatham recently uncovered the original homestead of two of Chatham’s earliest white residents, William and Anne Busby Nickerson. They built their house on a site near Ryder’s Cove in 1664, but the site was never preserved, and gradually was reclaimed by the surrounding land.

About 20 years ago, the Nickerson Family Association established its headquarters near where they believed William and Anne’s homestead had stood. They undertook the recent archaeological dig to try and pinpoint the exact location.

Poetry Sunday: Barry Hellman

Nov 5, 2017

Barry Hellman reads his poem "The Conversation"

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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 Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Around the region there’s plenty happening to set your toes tapping. Here’s your Weekend Outlook. 

After weeks of debate, Massachusetts legislators finally passed a supplemental budget bill to formally close out fiscal year 2017. The bill included a ban on bump stocks, the attachment that increases the firing capability of a semi-automatic weapon. 

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan to learn more. 

The musical theatre of the Victorian era radiated the brilliance of librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan and the works they jointly created. Between 1871 and 1896 they collaborated on fourteen comic operas, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado are among the best known. To Gilbert’s clever and fanciful words, Sullivan added melodies which could convey both humor and pathos. Together, their talent for form and composition opened the doors for the pioneers of the American musical theater, emerging early in the twentieth century. 

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