While aboard the Charles W. Morgan, Heather Goldstone caught a whiff of olden times: the odor of whale that is STILL detectable in an original oak barrel. The barrel is part of the whale ship's try works, where blubber was rendered into oil. Here's a clip of her conversation with Dave Wiley, Research Coordinator for Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary, about the scent.
We look back at the life of Richard Miner, a much-loved Falmouth resident who was admired for his volunteer work around town. Miner died this past May, but he leaves behind an irreplaceable legacy through his recorded interviews with veterans.
Richard Miner was never one to let the grass grow around his feet. During his retirement, he filled his days volunteering for a number of organizations in Falmouth. One was a food pantry called the Falmouth Service Center, where Brenda Swain is Executive Director.
The West wins it, led by Chad Gassman of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. The right mix of pitching, the Falmouth Commodores' talent, and the LSU contingent combined to launch the West All-Stars to a 5-0 shutout victory over the East All-Stars at Doran Park. Read more at CapeCodBaseball.org
The game is under way, but just before the first pitch, our reporter Ginger Poulson chatted with East Division Coach John Schiffner of the Chatham Anglers.
WCAI's news director, Sean Corcoran, is joined by regional print and digital media journalists to discuss the news of the week, including Anne Brennan of the Cape Cod Times, Sally Rose of the Provincetown Banner, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, and Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times, all discuss the local news.
Ornithologist Vern Laux joins Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about the season's highlights for birding. Many species are breeding in our region, and the seabirds are abundant. But don't feed the gulls! Vern explains why, and answers many questions form listeners.
Blueberry season is in full swing on the Cape. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay visits a local pick-your-own farm in Dennis, and talks with pickers from ages 1 to 96 and from all over the east coast about what they're planning to do with all their berries.
Celebrated humorist and writer David Sedaris will be performing on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard for the first time this summer! The popular NPR contributor and bestselling author of Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day will be appearing at three local venues:
Friday, Aug. 1 at 8pm Town Hall, Provincetown
Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2pm Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs
Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8pm* Old Whaling Church, Edgartown SOLD OUT
One night last week a dramatic summer thunderstorm passed over the Outer Cape. It wasn’t a violent storm – not like the giant one that spawned tornados and ravaged the western part of the state several summers ago, but even an “ordinary thunderstorm” – if I can use that phrase – is fascinating.
WCAI is proud to host the return of The Moth to Martha's Vineyard this summer. Join us for an evening of true stories told live, on the theme of "Great Expectations." It's Saturday, August 9th, at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.
Ticket package will be available as a special part of our Summer Fundraiser on Saturday, July 26. Tune in then to find out more!