Sean Corcoran, WCAI's news director, hosts a roundup of local and regional news stories. Joining Sean this week is Anne Brennan, digital editor at The Cape Cod Times and Cape Cod Online; Tim Wood, editor of The Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling, assistant editor of The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Geoff Spillane, a reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise.
Two candidates for the 5th Barnstable State Representative seat, Randy Hunt (Republican) and Matthew Terry (Democrat) join Mindy Todd in The Point studio to debate issues such as employment, housing, transportation, environment, and lots more.
What a fabulous weekend we experienced on the Cape and Islands this past weekend. Ideal weather for almost any activity with mild temperatures and lots of sun but little in the way of northwesterly winds to aid in bringing birds to our region. Nonetheless there were birders out all over and Nantucket Island enjoyed its 4th annual Nantucket Birding Festival which saw that island birded extensively. There were lots of birds and lots of happy birders viewing them.
Beer relies on four ingredients: malt, water, hops, and yeast. But as evidenced by the number of beers and breweries around the globe, there are infinite ways to combine these ingredients for a tasty beverage. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Todd Marcus of Cape Cod Beer about how he makes beer from start to finish.
Political Debates continue on The Point, with Mindy Todd hosting. Barnstable County Commissioner candidates Mark Forest (Democrat) and Leo Cakounes (Republican) discuss various topics such as housing, drugs, jobs, wastewater, and transportation. Later in the hour Barnstable County District Attorney Candidates Michael O’Keefe (Republican) and Richard Barry (Democrat) have a turn to give their opinions as well.
It’s an old saw that there’s not one square foot on Cape Cod that has not been altered by some human activity over the centuries. Harbors have been dredged, highways have been built, marshes filled in, beaches lined with stone jetties or concrete bulwarks, and woodlands carved up for subdivisions – just to name a few of the more obvious effects.
On This Day in Nantucket History is a new book by Nantucketer Amy Jenness. It serves up quirky, fascinating, and informative stores about people and events that have shaped the island's history. Jenness has written for many island publications, and currently is on the staff of the Nantucket Atheneum. She talked to WCAI's Dan Tritle about why so many people have found a home on the island.
Feeling the stirrings of hunger? Head to the Outer Cape to join the multitudes who love to eat and talk about that delicious - slurp! - bivalve whose name is just about synonymous with Wellfleet - it's Wellfleet Oysterfest weekend.
WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of the top local stories of the week with several of the region's leading journalists, including George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; and Geoff Spillane of the Mashpee Enterprise.