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Talking Weather
6:13 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Storm on Monday has the Potential to Bring (More) Substantial Snow

A storm sweeping across our region on Monday could bring more plowable snow - as much as 8-12 inches.

Meteorologist Phil Burt of CapeCodWeather, speaking with Steve Junker on All Things Considered, details the weekend forecast, which brings strong NW winds and some light snow. Looking ahead to next week, he sees a storm with the potential to bring 8-12 inches of snow, depending on how it tracks. Details in the audio posted above.

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Weekend Outlook
5:58 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Just Keep Doing It: Marathon Events Highlight the Weekend's Best Bets

A "rigorous and sustained application of energy for creative purposes" - that's how we are defining marathon for this week's Weekend Outlook. (Yes, we get to make up definitions in this space, too.)

By that measure, writers and actors in Provincetown are throwing themselves into the marathon task of creating theater. The 24-Hour Theater Festival will start with a few random items and plenty of spirit, to produce a play in just 24 hours.

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The Point
12:38 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

WCAI's Local News Roundup: Region still digging out an assessing damage from Blizzard of 2015

Waves breach the dunes at Ballston Beach, Truro, during this week's winter storm.
Credit Jay Norton / Truro DPW

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran and local journalists review the top regional news stories of the week. Sean's guests include Gwenn Friss, an editor at The Cape Cod Times; Cape Cod Chronicle Editor Tim Wood; Nelson Sigelman, editor of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Joshua Balling, assistant editor of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and New Bedford Standard Times Editorial Page Editor Jim DeArruda.

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Commentary
8:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

In the Grieving

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The other day while driving down to Vineyard Haven I tuned into one of my favorite NPR radio talk shows. The topic was grief, grieving and comeback. The guests were a renowned Rabbi and a therapist who specializes in loss. The host’s wife had died two months ago and when he describes his marriage, it’s story book. He asks us - the listeners - to call in and share our experiences but most of all he’s looking for a road map to heal. He wants advice to help him negotiate his pain.

I’m an expert on grief. I’ll call in, I think.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
12:47 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Books on Movies

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On The Point, Mindy Todd  discusses books relating to the silver screen with Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library, and author Peter Abrahams.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
10:56 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Recovery from Addiction for Mothers and Infants

Credit J. Junker

The number of babies born in Massachusetts with opiates in their system is three times the national rate. Opiate using mothers and babies exposed to substances in utero have increased in number in our region: in response, the Cape based Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Task Force was formed. Often pregnant women are fearful of having their babies taken from them, and therefore reticent to admit to their addiction, sometimes foregoing prenatal care. Mindy Todd talks with the leaders of the task force on The Point. They are: Dr.

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Mobile Greenhouse Extends the Season—Twice

Credit Elspeth Hay

Many local farmers have a greenhouse to help extend the growing season. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a young Brewster farmer who got a grant from the state to build a mobile greenhouse. The structure itself is 25 feet long by 12 feet wide, but it can slide back and forth over two fields 12 feet wide by 50 field long. Lucas Dinwiddie of Halcyon farm will use this system to cover different crops at different times of the year.

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MV Wind Lease Auction
4:35 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Government Auctions Offshore Wind Energy Lease Sites Off Martha's Vineyard

Graphic showing the locations of four sectors of Federal waters south of Martha's Vineyard which the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is auctioning off for commercial wind energy leases.
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The federal government is auctioning off more than 742,000 acres of federal waters south of Martha’s Vineyard. The plan is to fill the area with offshore wind turbines – enough turbines to power 1-and-a-half million homes. But with the recent news that the offshore Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound may not go forward, it’s not at all clear that these new initiatives can succeed either. 

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Blizzard of 2015
11:39 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Blizzard of 2015 Delivers High Wind, More Snow Than Forecast

We gathered some photos from todays Blizzard you and the WCAI staff shared with us.

The Blizzard of 2015 exceeded expectations. Here's all the information we gathered, along with some great pictures.

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The Point
1:34 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

WCAI's Local News Roundup: Cape Wind's Future Uncertain; More Church Abuse Lawsuits; Ferry Rate Hike

Rates have increased for ferries running between Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket, despite an online petition seeking a rollback.
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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran and local journalists review the top regional news stories of the week. Sean's guests include Cape Cod Times reporter George Brennan; Cape Cod Chronicle Editor Tim Wood; Mashpee Enterprise reporter Geoff Spillane; Nelson Sigelman, editor of the Martha's Vineyard Times; New Bedford Standard Times Editorial Page Editor Jim DeArruda; and Provincetown Banner Editor Sally Rose.

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