Arlen Roth, guitarist extraordinaire and longtime part-time resident of Martha's Vineyard, came by the WCAI studios to talk about his new album, "Slide Guitar Summit." It features nine guest virtuoso slide guitarists, including David Lindley, Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, and the last recorded session of the legendary Johnny Winter.

Turn to the person on your left, shake hands, and offer warm congratulations - we've made it to May. Now let the springtime celebration continue! Brewster shows off this weekend with its annual celebration of daffodils and all things spring: it's Brewster in Bloom.

The Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema is extending itself this year, both in the number of towns in which it takes place, and the number of films it offers.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran and local journalists review the top regional news stories of the week. Sean's guests this week include Patrick Cassidy, news editor at The Cape Cod Times; New Bedford Standard-Times Editorial Page Editor Jim DeArruda; and Nelson Sigelman, editor of the Martha's Vineyard Times.


Reverberations from the earthquake in Nepal are being felt across the world. From Nantucket, Justine Paradise tells us how the island’s Nepalese community is responding to the disaster.

We note the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War by hearing some of the music from that era with pianist Jacqueline Schwab from Chatham, and John Yankee of the Falmouth Chorale.  Sean Corcoran hosts.

  For a long time, skate has been considered trash fish. But with local groundfish like haddock and cod increasingly off the menu, home cooks and local chefs are turning more and more to this tasty shark relative. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with three outer Cape cooks about their favorite skate dishes. As promised, here are two of their recipes. 

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April in Paris is our theme for this month's book discussion. Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library, and Vicky Titcomb, Manager of Titcomb’s Bookshop, talk books with a Paris connection.  Sean Corcoran hosts.

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For the past few years I have been lucky enough to work with one of my favorite birds, the American Oystercatcher. Many of you most likely have seen one of these birds on a beach, or in a marsh, here on the Cape, the Islands, or on the South Coast.

These black-and-white birds sport a bright orange carrot-like bill. Often you will hear one of their raucous calls even before you see it!

Pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and household chemicals can be found widely in the environment and drinking water.
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Modern American life is full of synthetic chemicals - medicines, cosmetics, soaps and shampoos, household cleaners, non-stick cookware, and stain-resistant furniture. Most of us don't give much thought to where those chemicals go when we're done with them, but some researchers are tracking them in wastewater, the environment, and even drinking water.