In This Place

The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

A Family of Bitter Herbs Makes for Good Food, and Medicine

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  Most of us like sweet. But what about bitter? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with herb farmer Donna Eaton from Dennis about a bitter family of herbs that have a long history of use as both food and medicine. The genus Artemisia includes tarragon, mugwort, southernwood, and over 180 other herbs known for their bitter flavor and the silvery green color of their leaves, and many grow wild on the Cape.

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In This Place
1:59 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Maker Movement on Cape Cod

The Egg Bot

People have long come to the Cape and Islands as a place to let their minds wander. Artists and scientists in  particular have built communities here for their ideas. Now the Cape Cod Makers are adding their energy to the region.

You may have heard of the maker movement. Often we hear about maker spaces where individuals can learn to use state-of-the-art technology, gain access to resources they could not otherwise, and exchange ideas with a community of creative-minded people who make all kinds of things. 

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The Point
12:15 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Taking On a Drug Abuse Epidemic

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A discussion on The Point about the rising prevalence of opiate addiction and overdose. 
Guests- Ray Tamasi, Executive Director of Gosnold, Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings, and Representative Randy Hunt, 5th Barnstable District, who sits on the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
 

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The Point
10:09 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Gardening Season Bursts Out

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We kick off the gardening season with Horticulturist and Entomologist Roberta Clark, who is always happy to take listeners gardening questions. We’ll talk about how the prolonged winter is impacting the early growing season, tips on how to make the most of your plant growing space, and hear her picks for favorite vegetable varieties.

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A Cape Cod Notebook
5:53 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Wellfleet's White Cedar Swamp: A Walk Through the Brain of Nature

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I know of no more intensely picturesque and evocative a place than the White Cedar Swamp in South Wellfleet. It is one of the largest remaining cedar swamps on Cape Cod, most of which were cut down and turned into cranberry bogs in the 19th century. The “official” access to the White Cedar Swamp is a half-mile trail that starts from the Marconi Site near the National Seashore Headquarters.

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The Point
12:01 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Local News Round-up: Fish seller may lose license; Pilgrim will evaulate earthquake threat; and more

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts the News Roundup on The Point, when he and other local journalists discuss some of the top stories of the wee. He's joined by Anne Brennan 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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The Local Food Report
8:17 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Spring Produce Thrives in Dennis Hoophouse

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Most farmers and gardeners are just starting to get seeds in the ground. But Jeff Deck of Dennis uses a different model. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth visits the two greenhouses where he grows year round. She learns what varieties do well over the winter, and how he plants for a continuous harvest. You can find a recipe for a spring butter crunch lettuce salad with fresh carrots  along with a list of opening dates for Cape farmers' markets on her website.

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The Point
12:02 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

How Do We Define Success?

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Confidence and success: which comes first? What role does perception play? How do we define success? Psychiatrist Marc Whaley and Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discuss the psychology of success with Mindy Todd on The Point. They share what the latest research tells us about how people acquire high levels of skill in science, business, music, the arts and sports.

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The Point
10:35 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Bird News: Spring Activity Heats Up

Robin on a nest
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Spring Bird News: the returning migrants arrive, more each day, along with the first blooms and the spring insects. Nantucket Ornithologist Vern Laux tells of courtship displays and nest building, the First of the Year birds, and much more, with Mindy Todd on The Point.

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The Point
11:47 am
Fri April 11, 2014

News Round-up: Pilgrim Reactor Evacuation Plan Won't Change; Gov Patrick Bans New Opiate

Town Neck in Sandwich
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A look at some of the week's top news with local journalists George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Sally Rose of the Provincetown Banner; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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