In This Place

Dan Tritle

WCAI's Brian Morris hosts the Friday News Roundup of local and regional news.  Guests include: Patrick Cassidy from the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown from the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times; and Nelson Sigelman from the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Much has changed in the busy world of movie-making since the Woods Hole Film Festival began a quarter century ago.  On The Point, festival director Judy Laster and assistant director John Gamache talk about what's new and what's old at this year's event.  WCAI's Mindy Todd hosts.

Thomas Bena began questioning whether huge "trophy" mansion houses were appropriate for Martha's Vineyard, or for any coastal community, and he started documenting his search for answers. One of the outcomes is his documentary film One Big Home. Thomas Bena joins Mindy Todd on The Point in our Woods Hole studios.

Filmmaker Beth Murphy traveled to Afghanistan to go inside the very first girl’s school in one small Afghan village. Her documentary is titled What Tomorrow Brings. Ms.

Elspeth Hay

My mother is a profound believer in the power of zucchini. A zucchini patch, she says, is a meal. It can feed a family for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner on the grill. You name the zucchini recipe, she's made it. She has four recipes for zucchini bread alone.

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This Memorial Day marks a year since Uber launched on the Cape and the Islands. Since then, the company says it provided tens of thousands of rides, but that they couldn't quite keep up with the high seasonal demand. 

J. Junker

On The Point, we discuss the terrible problem of opiate addiction in our region. Barnstable County ranks first in the rate of overdose deaths in the state. Costs to society are high, and include crime, medical fees, and child welfare. Mindy Todd hosts psychiatrist Marc Whaley and psychologist Michael Abbruzzese to discuss the psychology and science of  addiction.

Mark Faherty

Even though you’re taking your life into your hands just by getting on route 6, July is nevertheless one of my favorite times of year, because it’s the beginning of shorebird migration. Arctic nesting sandpipers and plovers are already heading south and turning up on Cape beaches and mud flats. 

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The other day I was watching a flock of terns diving into an inlet after sand eels. They would hover seven or eight feet in the air on whirring wings and fanned out tails, then drop like arrows beneath the fast-sliding currents, emerging a few seconds later with wriggling sand eels in their beaks.

Summer in the Garden

Jul 19, 2016
J. Junker

Summer! Sweet scents and colors in the garden, along with plenty of pests and afflictions. Mindy Todd talks with horticulturist and entomologist Roberta Clark about the best and worst of the garden in this season, and we are joined by many listeners from around our region with plant related questions and comments.

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