In This Place


WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the top local news stories of the week. Joining him are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Jim DeArruda at the New Bedford Standard-Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Justine Thieriot

Sanette Groenewald knew she wanted to be a chef from age six. She grew up on a farm in South Africa and spent her childhood foraging around her backyard for things to cook up. When she was old enough, she decided to come to Cape Cod and try to make money from her passion. But when she arrived she discovered that her adventurous, African-inspired style was too “out there” to suit local tastes.


Millions of people live with various types of behavioral health issues but identifying and treating them can be a challenge; particularly if poverty, homelessness, or drug abuse are also present. In response, a coalition of Cape Cod health care providers and first responders created the Behavioral Health Summit- an annual gathering to discuss ways to better address the behavioral health needs of the Cape community. This year’s summit convenes tomorrow and the focus is building bridges to recovery.

On The Point, Mindy Todd interviews jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli. The three-time Grammy Nominee will be at the Falmouth Jazz Fest on Saturday, October 3rd to celebrate the release of her latest CD, Find a Heart.

On The Point, our book experts discuss banned books, including a little history of why certain books have been censored. Sean Corcoran hosts with guests author Peter Abrahams and Jill Erickson, librarian at Falmouth Public Library.

Elspeth Hay

Peter Burgess is as interested in the history of farming as he is in the practice itself. His farm in Truro is called Sixpence Farm, after a silver coin he found in the soil that dates back to 1689. Burgess focuses almost entirely on fruits and vegetables that would have been found here over a hundred years ago. On the day I visited, he told me about the apple varieties he planted, and why he chose them.

Mastering the Craft of Writing through Acting

Sep 30, 2015
Matthew Arkin

Writers learn their craft in many ways.  Matthew Arkin honed his writing skills through acting.  Arkin grew up surrounded by theater.  His father Alan, and brothers Adam and Tony, are all successful actors.  Matthew has performed on Broadway, and now does T-V and regional theater, including here on Cape Cod.  But he says it was his acting background that gave him the skills to write his first novel, a page-turner suspense story entitled In the Country of the Blind.

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There are actual, physical natural events, and then there are what I call “conceptual natural events,” and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference. The event I’m thinking about was the so-called “supermoon” – the full moon that occurred at the lunar perigee – that is, the position in its orbit when the moon passes closest to earth.

In October of 2012 the tall ship HMS Bounty tried to skirt Hurricane Sandy. Instead, she found her way right into the path of the storm. Michael Tougias's book, Rescue of the Bounty, Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy, chronicles the events aboard the HMS Bounty and the ultimate rescue of her crew by the US Coast Guard.

Mouse Heart: Fresh Sonic

Sep 28, 2015

Ada Lineaweaver on dissecting mice.

Produced by Dinah Rothenberg and Atlantic Public Media