WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran and local journalists review the top regional news stories of the week. Sean's guests this week include Geoff Spillane, a reporter at The Cape Cod Times; Cape Cod Chronicle Editor Tim Wood; Nelson Sigelman, editor of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Sally Rose, editor of the Provincetown Banner; and New Bedford Standard-Times Editorial Page Editor Jim DeArruda.
Mindy Todd sits down with Chandler Travis to talk about his new album "Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger", coming in March. It's a compilation of 19 examples of Chandler's best work with Greenberger, his favorite lyricist. The lyrics share compassion, warmth, and inventive imagery, echoed in music that is gently but firmly idiosyncratic.
Around this time for the past several years, Elspeth Hay has talked with a local farmer or gardener about what seed varieties they're ordering for the upcoming growing season. This week on the Local Food Report, she talks with an Orleans gardener who grew up in Sweden about her favorite varieties for root vegetables.
On The Point, a discussion of great classics in literature. Mindy Todd hosts Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Janet Gardner, Cape Cod Writers Workshop Business Manager and former English Professor and Director of the Honors program at UMass Dartmouth.
Educators and students are learning the benefits of mindfulness. Calmer Choice, a program who's mission is to help young people lead lives of kindness and compassion towards themselves and others, began at Barnstable High School five years ago. They have since reached 5000 children across the Cape.
Winter Loon, Part 2 of 2, A Cape Cod Notebook, by Robert Finch
I stood there on the beach, looking at the loon that was in obvious distress, hobbled and contorted by monofilament netting wrapped around its body. I was miles from the mainland. What should I do? What could I do?
Every morning when I go to open my laptop my husband has not hidden the fact that he was there the night before. He goes to sleep two hours after me and often spends the time surfing the web. What I am confronted with first thing in the morning - even before breakfast, even before coffee, even before orange juice - is not a porno site, not a TED talk, not the credits of the movie he had watched but complicated graphs accompanied by impossible to understand articles usually on some kind of damage that is being done to the planet.