A new book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea profiles 50 Cape Cod artists working in our region today. Within the book's theme of land and sea, the style, subject matter and media used by these artists are surprisingly varied and give us new perspectives of the Cape. Author Deborah Forman joins Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about the book, and the artists profiled in it.
Thornton Burgess, a Cape Cod native, was one of the most prolific 20th century children’s writers. Burgess introduced many children to both books and nature. Christie Palmer Lowrance has written a new Biography of Thornton Burgess: Nature’s Ambassador, the Legacy of Thornton Burgess. Mindy Todd talks with her about the book and the legacy of Thornton Burgess.
A look at the week's top news. The Wampanog Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) continues its efforts to build a casino on Martha's Vineyard; NOAA discontinues printed nautical charts; Stop and Shop to build a new grocery store on Nantucket. Host Sean Corcoran talks with local reporters about these stories and other news.
Santa must be mopping his brow, wondering how he's going to do it. He's got appearances scheduled at holiday events across the Cape and Islands this weekend - plus he has to keep his eye on the big day, less than 3 weeks off. Lots to do!
Some livestock unequivocally fare better on certain diets. Cows, for instance, do best on grass. But when it comes to pigs, local farmers are faced with a classic omnivore's dilemma. Pigs can and will eat just about anything. In this week's Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with four local pig farmers about what they feed their pigs, and why.
A wooden carving of a quahog, an antique piece of folk art, sets Robert Finch speculating about its creator, and about the lives of early settlers on Cape Cod. It was found in a simple house dating back more than 200 years. The house is restored now and stands in Drummer Boy Park in Brewster; it is known as the Harris-Black House.