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Weekend Outlook
6:03 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Goodbye Thanksgiving! Now Let the Holiday Season Begin

In Provincetown, the Lobster Pot Tree comes to life this Saturday.
Credit Ronald Barnes

Do you hear ringing? That's the opening bell of the Holiday Season, and there are plenty of events to celebrate this weekend.

Gardens Aglow opens at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich with a light show all over the property - that's more than nine miles of lights!

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The Point
12:23 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Sonar and Marine Mammals

Credit War of the Whales

Human-caused noise in the ocean is increasing each year and these sounds can drown out the noise that marine mammals rely on for survival.  Joshua Horwitz talks about his book War of the Whales, about a mass stranding of beaked whales in the Bahamas and the legal battle that ensued to expose the Navy’s top-secret sonar program.

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Shifting Gears
7:44 am
Thu November 27, 2014

A New 'Bike Bus' Comes to the South Coast

Parents, students and staff begin to gather at a new program that has students commuting to school together on bicycles.
Credit Courtesy photo

For most people, commuting to school means a simple car pool or a school bus. In Fairhaven, one elementary school has taken commuting to a new level with an organized student bike commute every Friday. They’re calling the new program, the “Bike Bus.”

The Bike Bus began with the new school year in September. More than fifty kids and their parents turned up in the center of Fairhaven to ride their bikes to school on the bike path.

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Need A Quick and Easy Last Minute Dessert? Try "Cranberry Goodin Pudding"

Credit Elspeth Hay

Happy Thanksgiving! This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay gives thanks for local cranberries—and brings us a story on growing and cooking with the tart berries from bog owner Ralph Tupper of East Brewster.

Ralph shared his family recipe for Cranberry Goodin' Pudding with Elspeth, and you can find it on her blog, Diary of a Locavore.

This piece is a rebroadcast. It aired originally on 11.18.2010.

Audio will be posted later today.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
2:47 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Mystery Books: Some Favorites

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On The Point, an hour devoted to mysteries. Mindy Todd sits down with Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Author Peter Abrahams, to talk about some of their favorite picks, and listeners chime in.

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Cape Cod Notebook
2:48 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Restoring Herring River Starts with Removing a Nearly 100-year-old Dike

Rebuilding the Herring River dike in the 1970s.

Recently I received in the mail a brochure from the Friends of Herring River, a non-profit group that is supporting the Herring River Restoration Project. For those of you who may not be aware of this project, which has been in the planning stages for several years now, a little background might be helpful.           

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Living Lab
2:24 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Mama Stamberg's FAMOUS Cranberry Relish Recipe

There's probably no recipe more famous (or infamous) among NPR listeners than Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
10:06 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Owls and Other Fowls in This Month's Bird News

saw whet owl blending in on Nantucket
Credit E. Vernon Laux

Nantucket ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news, including the return of snowy and saw whet owls, on The Point with Mindy Todd.  We also hear from listeners who call in or send email.

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Living Lab
9:42 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Cranberries Shine in Native American Wild Rice Salad

This cranberry wild rice salad predates Thanksgiving by, oh, maybe millenia, and could easily replace "traditional" stuffing.

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Weekend Outlook
11:21 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Illumination of Pilgrim Monument a Highlight of Thanksgiving Week

Credit Cape Cod Times

Goodbye unseasonably cold weather - now let's go have fun. Here's your rundown of what's happening around the Cape and Islands. 

Local comedians face off in the Comedy Competition New England in Wareham.

A lot of Cape churches hold holiday fairs, and you can find a listing of them here.

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