In This Place

Fishing News
3:24 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Why Fishermen Love (and Hate) Fishing with Eels

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A live eel can be the very best thing to put on the end of your line, if you're searching for a big late-season striped bass. But it can also make your life miserable.

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Creative Life
1:45 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

The Texture of Glass: Art that more than meets the eye

Kasia Gladki

M.J. Levy Dickson is a visual artist who was looking to transcend the limitations of sight. She began to experiment with glass  and it became the medium that could express the three senses ofs sound, sight and touch.

M.J. was recently a part of Appearances 2014, an Eco Arts Festival in Provincetown. To learn more about the festival here.

To see some of M.J’s work visit her website.

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The Point
11:53 am
Fri September 19, 2014

WCAI's Local News Roundup: Plan developed to keep plovers safe; changes to hospitals' psych team

The Orleans selectmen approved a plan to allow off road vehicles on the beaches but still keep piping plover nests safe.

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts local and regional journalists to discuss the news of the week on the Cape, the Coast and the Islands. Joining Sean in our Woods Hole studio is Anne Brennan, digital editor of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sally Rose of the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Part 5 - Home Away From Home: Immigrant Stories
7:33 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Unauthorized and Paying Taxes

The Community Economic Development Center in New Bedford helps low income residents -- many of them immigrants in the country illegally -- file their tax returns. Immigrants often file tax returns with the hope that it eventually could help them stay in the country.
Credit Sarah Reynolds

February and March is a busy time for the Community Economic Development Center in New Bedford. It’s tax season. For the past eleven years, this community organization has participated in a federal program that helps low income people file their taxes. It offers free tax service to families making less than 52-thousand dollars a year. Williams says she gets all kinds of people coming in who fit the bill. And many of them are immigrants who are here illegally, like Luis Farfan. He stops by every year to file his tax return.

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The Point
12:47 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Bird News: Fall is Coming

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Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news. We share tips about maintaining your bird feeders, and discuss the amazing phenomena of fall migration.

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Part 4 - Home Away From Home: Immigrant Stories
7:30 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Not Licensed To Drive

Celia Alves does not have one of these -- a Massachusetts driver's license -- because she doesn't have the papers to be here. But Alves says she needs to drive in order to survive.
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When Celia Alves first gets in her car to drive home after a long day of work, she prays.

Dear God,” she began, “I want to say thank you so much for this beautiful day and for your protection…”

Alves is not a nervous driver. She’s been driving a long time – for 24 years – most of those years on the Cape and in her native Brazil before that.

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Local Eggplant Varieties Abound

Credit Elspeth Hay

The names are beautiful: Nubia, Gretel, Fairy Tale, Nadia. Michiaw, Orient Express, Long Violet, Galine. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with local farmers about what types of eggplant they're growing, and how they like to cook with them. 

You can learn more about the varieties mentioned in the piece and find a recipe for eggplant caponata on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.

This piece is a rebroadcast. It originally aired September 19, 2013.

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The Point
11:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Would You Home School Your Kid?

Credit J.J.

Psychiatrist Marc Whaley and Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discuss home schooling. On The Point, the doctors talk with Mindy Todd about the reasons parents homeschool, and how these students stack up academically and socially with their peers who attend conventional schools.

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Part 3 - Home Away From Home: Immigrant Stories
7:36 am
Wed September 17, 2014

First Generation: Torn Between Two Cultures

Mara, a senior at Bridgewater State University, is leery of using her full name and photo because some of her family is in the country illegally. She provided this self portrait.
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Mara, of Falmouth, first came to Cape Cod with her parents when she was ten. These first generation immigrants who arrive when they’re young often are the ones who struggle most, as they have feet in two worlds. But two years ago, things got a little easier for some of them. A new presidential directive called DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – allows children who were in the U.S. before their 16th birthday to get work authorization and to defer deportation. Some opponents say the program amounts to temporary legalization, and they want it repealed.

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A Cape Cod Notebook
6:07 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Swallow Flocks Amid the Dunes Conjure a Spirit of Wonder

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One day last week I took a walk in the Provincelands dunes. I started from the parking area at High Head and walked west through the area known as the “parabolic dunes.” These are wind-shaped formations with distinct contours: wide, smooth, low valleys surrounded by ridges of sand in a bent-bow or parabolic shape. These formations have been shaped by the prevailing northwest winds and they slowly move south-east, burying everything in front of them. 

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