In This Place

National Park Service

The National Park Service turns one hundred on August 25. George Price, the superintendent of Cape Cod National Seashore, joins us for a conversation about our own national park.


Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions, and Cape Cod and the Islands represent a major epicenter of the disease. Between 2010 and 2014, Chilmark and Nantucket had the highest number of cases of Lyme disease per capita of anywhere in the state. 

Roughly 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, transmitted through the bite of an infected deer tick. 

Fresh Sonic: Challenge of Curling

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Eight year-old Nicholas on curling.

Produced by Eric Drachman and Atlantic Public Media


WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with several area journalists.  Guests include: Patrick Cassidy from the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown from the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Ed Miller from the Provincetown Banner; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times.

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For years, Eastham has had the distinction of being the only town on Cape Cod without a municipal water system. But that’s about to change. Residents voted to install a town-wide system after toxins began leaching from the town’s landfill into nearby private wells, and work crews have spent the past two years installing a labyrinth of pipes, substations and a water tower that make up the new system.

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On The Point, Sean Corcoran hosts this debate with candidates for the Barnstable County representative seat in the state senate, Julian Cyr and Shelia Lyons. We ask for their views on affordable housing, water quality, drug addiction, standardized testing in schools, the "blue economy" and the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, among other topics.



Photo by Elspeth Hay

Shishitos are suddenly showing up at markets and restaurants and dinner parties all over Cape Cod and the country. According to DMA solutions—a marketing firm for produce companies that actually studies these things—from 2010 to 2014, the popularity of shishito peppers on restaurant menus grew over 400 percent, putting the peppers just behind kale as the nation’s trendiest produce.

While the rest of us are barely surviving the heat, humidity, and drought, a couple of southern waterbird species had a banner year on the Cape and islands, where their populations seem to be on the rise.

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On The Point, a discussion about ADHD with psychiatrist Marc Whaley and psychologist Michael Abbruzzese. We hear about assessments, teachers, jobs and resources for people diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Mindy Todd hosts.

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On The Point, our monthly garden program: Mindy Todd talks with horticulturist Roberta Clark. We get advice for plant varieties, for watering, promoting beneficial insects, and discouraging pests. We also hear from many area listeners with questions and comments related to gardening.