In This Place

Dan Tritle

Crisis can come at any moment and to anyone- whether it’s the loss of a job or a spouse, bankruptcy, a divorce or illness.  Having a place to turn for assistance, support, and education can make all the difference.  The Women’s Empowerment Through Cape Area Networking -- or WE CAN -- has been providing this support for women on Cape Cod for 15 years through a variety of programs.

Dan Tritle

Many listeners might be surprised to learn that sex trafficking, including the trafficking of children, is taking place on the Cape and islands.   On The Point, host Mindy Todd talks with the director of Children's Cove, Stacy Gallagher, about the problem and what is known about the children involved.

Wampanoag Immersion Preschool Gets Started

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The group that has been teaching the Wampanoag language to tribe members for the last two decades is now opening a preschool for the first time. Applications are being accepted now.

Mark Faherty

Identifying and tracking birds is important during the Spring Migration.   Mark Faherty has more in this week's Bird Report.

Dan Tritle

Inspiration for poetry comes in many ways.  We hear from three poets: Jarita Davis, who talks about how her Cape Verdean culture has inspired her writing.  Her book is Return FlightsAlica Kociemba reads from her book Bourne Bridge, a collection that pays tribute to the power of family, the influence of place, and the importance of relationships. 

Morning Edition co-host Brian Morris talks bobbing sailboats, P'town trendiness, and West Texas ranch lands with visiting host Travis Bubenik.  

Justine Paradis

Residents on Nantucket are locked in debate over what to do about the island's only skilled-nursing home. It's called Our Island Home, and right now, residents there have one of the best views on the island. But Nantucket is facing some big choices when it comes to the future of its eldercare, as plans are afoot to possibly rebuild the facility elsewhere.

Nantucketer Fran Karttunen spends about seven hours a day with her husband at Nantucket's only skilled nursing facility, Our Island Home. And the first thing she wants to show me when I walk in? The view out the window.

Two Shores, Two Lives

May 3, 2016
Joanna Vaughan / flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Last night, driving home from a movie in Dennis, I stopped at Linnell Landing on the Brewster shore to see if I could still see the Provincetown Monument from there. Instead, I saw my life, as it was, and as it is.

S. Junker

On Cape Cod pickup trucks don't typically last long enough to acquire the elegance and patina of age. The salty air and salted winter roads destroy them. But in Marfa, Texas, pickup trucks of great character and age are everywhere. As part of our Radio Exchange project with Marfa Public Radio, Steve Junker sent us 25 photos of fine trucks from around Marfa. View them all here.

Elspeth Hay

Watercress was introduced to North America hundreds of years ago by European settlers. This week on theLocal Food Report, Elspeth Hay goes foraging for the edible aquatic green in the Herring River in Wellfleet.

You can find a recipe for watercress salad on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore