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Julie Lipkin talks about her bees.

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Melinda Buckley wrote and stars in the play Mother (and me), She Ain’t Crazy, She’s My Mother… A Daughter’s Story of Love, Loss and Goulash, a tour-de-force one-woman show about her relationship with her immigrant mother and her mother’s dementia and dying, spanning many years. Buckley shows us how she herself ages throughout this process.

Lisa Genova's most recent book is Inside the O’Briens, which centers on a middle aged man diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease.  The author talks about the disease and its symptoms and about her writing process in this interview on The Point with Mindy Todd.

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As a writer, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “When did you decide you wanted to be a writer, and why?” Over the years I’ve come up with several answers, some flippant, some more serious.

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There are only a few people who know how to move a 40,000-pound house that’s been chopped into two pieces through the narrow streets of Nantucket. Mike Day is one of them.

On a late spring morning, Day and his crew from Atlantic Aeolus are moving a house from Brewster Road to Bunker Road, about a four-mile trip.

Book honors Vineyard Centenarian Poet

Jul 27, 2015
Vanity Fair

Former U-S poet laureate Billy Collins once said that Peggy Freydberg's poetry made him feel like he had discovered a secret he wanted to whisper to many other people.  Freydberg, a longtime Chilmark resident, died in March at the age of 107.  She left behind a group of admirers who also knew the secret.  Peggy started writing poetry when she turned 90 years old.  She spoke of fear, anxiety, love, and growing old in a way that touched even those who don't typically read poetry.

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WCAI's Brian Morris hosts the Weekly News Roundup, a look at some of the top stories of the week.  With Brian is Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Josh Balling at the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.  Top stories include: a New York developer pulls out of plans to build a casino in New Bedford; continued controversy over plans to turn a community center in Aquinnah into a gambling facility; Joe's Lobster Mart in Sandwich

Addiction is an ongoing problem on Cape Cod. In an effort to address the issue new approaches are being seriously considered to include longer treatments and more vigilant support for patients especially after rehabilitation. The increasing number of overdoses in Massachusetts has inspired the community to respond. 

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On The Point, Mindy Todd interviews author Cat Warren about her new book; What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World.  The author  and her German shepherd dog "Solo" have spent the last seven years searching for the dead. Solo is a cadaver dog.

More Than Honey: Beekeeping on the Cape

Jul 23, 2015
Davis Land

If you’ve been to a farmer’s market recently, you’ve probably seen more honey for sale than usual. That’s because beekeepers are harvesting this year’s crop right now.

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