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The Point
12:51 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

WCAI's Local News Roundup: New Lobster Regs Worry Fishermen; 'Canaliversary' Gets People Celebrating

Local lobster fishermen are concerned about new regulations.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Sean Corcoran, WCAI's news director, is joined by newspaper editors Susan Moeller of the Cape Cod Times, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times, and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Fishing News
7:28 am
Fri August 1, 2014

How to Make the Most of Fishing While on Your Vacation

This guy knows where to head for great local fishing action.
Credit Denise Pichirallo / flickr

    

Lucky you, you are in this beautiful part of the world for a few precious days or weeks of vacation. And you've got an itch to go fishing. Maybe you want to get the whole family involved (great idea!). You've got just one question: "Where do I start?"

Kevin Blinkoff, editor of On The Water magazine, says it's a question he hears a lot. So he's got a high-level-bullet list of suggestions to get you where you want to go. That is, catching fish while enjoying your vacation.

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Correspondent to the Musical Spheres
10:44 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

This Time, He's in the Right Place at the Right Time

Dr. John will be on the Cape, performing at the Payomet Performing Arts Center, on Monday August 4.
Credit Martijn / flickr

Oh that voice! Dr. John claims foremost to be a pianist, master of boogie-woogie, blues, and Cajun swing - but it's his voice that makes him unforgettable. It's a honk, a growl, playful and tipsy and engagingly surly.

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The Point
12:26 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Acapella Harmony on Cape Cod

Credit Cape Harmony

We hear from Cape Harmony, a group of young women from all over the nation who come to Cape Cod in the summer to make their music.

The Camera was rolling for their sound check in the studio. Watch as they perform Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About".

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The Point
12:18 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Shaping The Future of Cape Cod

Credit J. J.

According to the US Census, the population in Barnstable County is declining and the fastest losses are in the 25 to 44-age category.  Between 2000 and 2010 nearly fifteen Thousand young adults left the Cape, a decrease of 26.8%.

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Science & Environment
9:49 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Last Wooden Whaling Ship Connects Eras of Hunting and Conservation

Morning on the Morgan
Alecia Orsini

There was excitement, edged with a slight tension, aboard the Charles W. Morgan as she sailed out of Provincetown Harbor on an overcast Friday morning. The first sighting of a whale - a small minke -  brought cheers. It was the first time the ship had been next to a whale in almost a century, but a full expression of the sentiment surrounding the ship's reunion with whales came later in the day, as a humpback whale fed off the starboard side. Whoops and one passenger's cry of "I think that was an 'apology accepted'" brought peals of laughter from those nearby.

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Local Blueberry Varieties Come in All Colors, Flavors, and Sizes

Credit Elspeth Hay

Have you ever noticed how some blueberries are light blue and others are dark navy? How some are tart and some are sweet? Some tiny and some huge? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with the owner of a pick-your-own blueberry farm in Dennis about what varieties he grows and why. You can learn more about both wild and domesticated blueberry varieties and find a recipe for blueberry buckle on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
1:13 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Books on The Point: Try Some Pot Luck

Books in the Studio
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What do a memoir set in Concord, Massachusetts, 1940 mysteries featuring Maud Silver (elderly spinster private detective,) David Hockney, Virginia Woolf's gardens, and playgrounds all have in common? They are all featured on The Point potluck book show with guests Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times. 

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In This Place
9:16 am
Wed July 30, 2014

"Canaliversary" Celebrates the Cape's 100-year-old Canal

The Cape Cod Canal celebrated its 100th anniversary this week.
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They call it the "Canaliversary.' It's been 100 years since a private developer conducted the grand opening of the canal as a toll waterway. For the past several days, a celebration has been ongoing along the canal's banks. Locals and tourists alike have been visiting tall ships and watching boat parades. And it all culminated yesterday with the official anniversary celebration, which included speeches, a tugboat parade and a fireworks display from one of the canal's three bridges.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
10:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Two Books Explore the Upper Cape

The Cape Cod Canal, looking West toward the train bridge fro the Bourne bridge, in winter
Credit J. J.

Bourne is considered the Gateway to Cape Cod, whether one travels across the Bourne or Sagamore Bridge, and like much of the Cape, Bourne includes a number of distinct villages. Mindy Todd talks with local author Goia Dimock about her book History Images of America, Bourne. Then we revisit an interview with Jay North Conway about his book The Cape Cod Canal, Breaking Through the Bared and Bended Arm

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