Poetry Sunday: Maggie Cleveland

Jun 4, 2017

Maggie Cleveland reads her poem, "Lovesonnet."

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists.

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Democrats gather in Worcester Saturday for their annual state party convention.  Kathryn Eident talks with WCAI State House reporter Mike Deehan about that, and other political happenings on Beacon Hill. 

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Outdoor enthusiasts need to be especially vigilant about ticks in the spring and summer—that's when the arachnids are in their nymph stage and certain species can transmit diseases such as Lyme and Babesiosis.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident went to Dennis Pond in Yarmouth with county entomologist Larry Dapsis to talk more about the tick life cycle and ways to prevent tick bites from deer and lone star ticks.

  

Steve Junker

It’s still early, we’re just getting into June, but so far this has been proving to be a great year for striped bass fishing. And there’s a way in which this is not totally unexpected. For many fishermen, there was a sense it might be coming.

Marilyn Maye

June is here, and there's plenty of music, theater, and outdoor fun to be had. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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WCAI, in partnership with 20 Summers, presents Daughters and Fathers: Alysia Abbott and Joan Wickersham in Conversation. This event was recorded live on May 13th at the Hawthorne Art Barn. The two authors have both written critically acclaimed memoirs about the fathers they loved and lost too soon.  In Fairyland, which won an ALA Stonewall Award, Abbott chronicles her Haight-Ashbury upbringing with an openly bisexual father who succumbed to AIDS.

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Trees are in full bloom across the region.  But if you take a closer look—especially at oak trees—you'll see little holes eaten through many of the leaves.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with county entomologist Larry Dapsis about the return of the gypsy moth and how bad the defoliation might be this year.  

Elspeth Hay

This time of year at the farmers markets, lettuce is the variety queen. It comes in heads and leaves, reds and greens, crisp hearts and soft butter leaves. Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken to farmers about growing lettuce, and what varieties they like.

Mitch Borden

Earlier this month residents in Tisbury, on Martha's Vineyard, drew battle lines and took sides as they prepared to vote on a ballot initiative that would allow restaurants to serve liquor for the first time since prohibition.

Some residents believe this would change the town for the worse, while others think it could help Tisbury’s economy. 

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