Political Debates continue on The Point, with Mindy Todd hosting. Barnstable County Commissioner candidates Mark Forest (Democrat) and Leo Cakounes (Republican) discuss various topics such as housing, drugs, jobs, wastewater, and transportation. Later in the hour Barnstable County District Attorney Candidates Michael O’Keefe (Republican) and Richard Barry (Democrat) have a turn to give their opinions as well.
It’s an old saw that there’s not one square foot on Cape Cod that has not been altered by some human activity over the centuries. Harbors have been dredged, highways have been built, marshes filled in, beaches lined with stone jetties or concrete bulwarks, and woodlands carved up for subdivisions – just to name a few of the more obvious effects.
On This Day in Nantucket History is a new book by Nantucketer Amy Jenness. It serves up quirky, fascinating, and informative stores about people and events that have shaped the island's history. Jenness has written for many island publications, and currently is on the staff of the Nantucket Atheneum. She talked to WCAI's Dan Tritle about why so many people have found a home on the island.
Feeling the stirrings of hunger? Head to the Outer Cape to join the multitudes who love to eat and talk about that delicious - slurp! - bivalve whose name is just about synonymous with Wellfleet - it's Wellfleet Oysterfest weekend.
WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of the top local stories of the week with several of the region's leading journalists, including George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; and Geoff Spillane of the Mashpee Enterprise.
28-year-old artist Coleen Gura has a degree in painting and art history. If you’ve spent time in Woods Hole, you’ve probably seen her work in two different places. But getting her work out in public has posed some unique challenges. Annie Costakis reports.
This time of year along the coastline of New England you are likely to see the fastest bird in the world migrating. Peregrine falcons have been seen diving at speeds of over 240 miles per hour. Ornithologist Vernon Laux joins us with some history about these falcons, and lots more bird news.
Today, most people throw away the skeletons and innards of our fish. But in Ancient Rome, these parts weren't trash—they were food. This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth talks with a chef from Wellfleet who's using the fermented skeletons and innards of small, oily local fish to make a popular sauce from Roman times.
A momentous thing happened in August of 1999. The fastest bird in the world - a bird that has been seen plummeting in a dive at over 240 miles per hour - the peregrine falcon was taken off the endangered species list. The ceremony was held out in Boise, Idaho on the 22nd August of that year. It is a wonderful and altogether rare success story.