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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.