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

Last Wooden Whaling Ship Connects Eras of Hunting and Conservation

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
Credit J.J.

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.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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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Comprehensive Care for Tick-Borne Disease
9:20 am
Tue July 29, 2014

New Lyme Disease Health and Wellness Center Opens in Mashpee

Entire Health and Wellness is located at 8 Trinity Place, Mashpee, MA

Cape Cod has the unfortunate distinction of having one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the United States. In response to the prevalence of the disease on the Cape, a Mashpee resident has opened up a Lyme disease wellness center, one of the first of its kind in the nation. He wants there to be a place where people who suffer with long-lasting symptoms of Lyme disease – often called chronic Lyme  can go to get the help they need.

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Living Lab
9:57 am
Mon July 28, 2014

What's That Smell? Whale Odor Lingers for a Century

Barrel, on board the ship
Brian Morris

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.

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Richard Miner
7:35 am
Mon July 28, 2014

A Life Remembered: T. Richardson Miner, Jr.

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.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
10:54 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game

Alecia Orsini


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


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.

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The Fishing News
6:18 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Use Your Smartphone to Weigh a Striped Bass, and Other Innovations for Fishing

Okay, I know that's not a striped bass. But it's the picture provided by the company that makes the Measure It FishScale. They sell the device, you supply the striper.

The pressures of constant innovation extend even to the timeless pleasure of fishing.  

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