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About two dozen researchers from Woods Hole, MA, traveled to the flagship march in Washington, D.C.
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Thousands of people turned out for the first ever March for Science this past weekend. It was actually more like six hundred marches in cities and towns around the globe. This unprecedented public show of support for science was largely prompted by what many view as the anti-science stances of the Trump administration. But the attempt to organize the science community has also revealed deep divides over the role of science in government, and persistent problems when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Alecia Orsini

Massachusetts researchers turned out in force over the weekend to show support for science. Science marches across Massachusetts drew several thousand people, while others made the trip to march in Washington, D.C.

Naomi Oreskes has received death threats for stating a simple fact: that climate scientists are nearly unanimous in thinking humans are warming the planet. For the Harvard scientist and historian, the weekend’s marches were bittersweet.

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Kevin King is an artist, and he’s been painting for a long time in his North Falmouth studio. He paints all kinds of things with different styles and techniques, but he uses an unlikely medium.

Clark Myers reads his poem, "Priester's Pond."

Dan Tritle

A busy week of news.  WCAI's Kathryn Eident talks about the top stories with guests Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times, Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner, Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times, and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Our country has long maintained the importance of an educated citizenry. So how do we ensure all children are getting the most of a public school education, and an opportunity to reach their full potential? 

Ali Berlow

This is one of those stories about a hometown kid who grows up, moves away to go live the world, and then, after a few years of adventures and figuring it all out, the young man returns home to his roots. "Home" in this story is New Bedford, and the kid’s name is Brandon Roderick.

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Residents in several Lower Cape towns will consider upcoming Town Meeting articles similar to the "sanctuary city" declarations in Boston and Somerville. Those declarations discourage local officials and police from enforcing federal immigration laws without a judge’s order.

As WCAI’s Kathryn Eident reports, some Cape residents think the declaration of a so-called "safe community" is vital to protecting immigrants’ rights, while others say the idea has raised more questions than answers.

From little white lies to pathological habits, we explore the tricky realms of deception, and the power of truth. Psychologist Michael Abbruzzese and psychiatrist Marc Whaley join host Mindy Todd in The Point studio. 

And here's a link to a quiz asking you how much you really know about lies.

Mark Faherty

In last week’s report I griped about our typically cold and wet spring weather here on the Cape and Islands. I submit that it was a direct result of this griping that we then enjoyed nearly a week of atypically warm, sunny early spring weather. You’re welcome.

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