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 Dr. Bill Thomas is traveling the country trying to change people's attitudes about aging, and he’s doing it in a rather unconventional way- through music, poetry, and interactive performance. Thomas talks to Mindy Todd.  His Life's Most Dangerous Game tour comes to the Cape Cinema in Dennis on May 16.  Click here for details.

 Mindy Todd speaks with author Michael Tougias.  His new book So Close to Home chronicles the harrowing story of a family onboard a freighter sunk by a German U Boat and their struggle to survive at sea. 

Justine Paradis

Nantucket's only skilled nursing facility—and the state's only municipal nursing home—is moving away from its current waterfront location.

As early as next fall, police at Cape Cod Community College may patrol its wooded campus in West Barnstable armed with guns.

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Retired school teacher and Oak Bluffs resident Deborah Maher always had an interest in Cuba. So when she learned that the U.S. was resuming a diplomatic relationship with the island country, she knew she wanted to visit. But she didn't just want to go as a tourist--she wanted to forge friendships.

Kathryn Eident talked Maher about her recent trip to the island as part of a group from Cape Cod Community College.

Elspeth Hay

Most cooks have heard of broccoli rabe. But what about other rabe varieties? This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with growers at the Orleans Farmers' Market about this spring delicacy from the Brassica family.

Dan Tritle

Crisis can come at any moment and to anyone- whether it’s the loss of a job or a spouse, bankruptcy, a divorce or illness.  Having a place to turn for assistance, support, and education can make all the difference.  The Women’s Empowerment Through Cape Area Networking -- or WE CAN -- has been providing this support for women on Cape Cod for 15 years through a variety of programs.

Dan Tritle

Many listeners might be surprised to learn that sex trafficking, including the trafficking of children, is taking place on the Cape and islands.   On The Point, host Mindy Todd talks with the director of Children's Cove, Stacy Gallagher, about the problem and what is known about the children involved.

Wampanoag Immersion Preschool Gets Started

May 4, 2016

The group that has been teaching the Wampanoag language to tribe members for the last two decades is now opening a preschool for the first time. Applications are being accepted now.

The language, called Wôpanâak, had fallen silent for nearly 150 years when Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe member Jessie Baird (Little Doe) began to revitalize it in 1993. Using a trove of documents dating back to the 1600s, Baird pieced together the grammar and vocabulary of her ancestors and taught herself to speak it.

Mark Faherty

Identifying and tracking birds is important during the Spring Migration.   Mark Faherty has more in this week's Bird Report.

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