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This August, the United States is going to see a total solar eclipse. It's a rare event, and if you haven’t already finalized your summer plans, you may want to put yourself in a place to witness it.

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists.


The end of Spring means a busy time on Beacon Hill, as lawmakers begin to finalize the state budget and bring some bills to the floor for votes.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talks with State House reporter Mike Deehan to go over some of the happenings in the capital. 

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Sometimes it seems as if black sea bass are a little overlooked around Cape Cod, with all the talk that happens about striped bass fishing. But if you've ever eaten black sea bass, you know this is a real injustice.

Ali Berlow

Claus is a 3rd grader at the Chilmark School, and he was one of my lunch buddies. We sat together in the school’s makeshift cafeteria, in the community center next to the school. Fresh fish, pollock, was on the menu, and Claus wasn’t all that sure about it.

Tales of Cape Cod

May 25, 2017

What do Abigail Adams, Lizzie Borden, Cape Verde, and John F. Kennedy have in common? All are part of the rich fabric of Cape and Islands history. We’ll discuss some of the intriguing and surprising historical figures, and stories of our region that are part of Tales of Cape Cod Summer Lecture Series.

The Cape Symphony has partnered with the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum to present a Centennial Memorial Concert that will include music, personal accounts, historic videos, and images. On The Point, Mindy Todd hosts Jung-Ho Pak, artistic director and conductor of the Cape Symphony. The John F. Kennedy Centennial Memorial Concert by the Cape Symphony is this Sunday, May 28th


High School Internships

May 24, 2017

Today’s students are pressured to have a career focus as they leave high school, but without real world experience, it's tough for teens to make informed, realistic career choices. On The Point, we talk about some of the various internship programs being offered in our region, and how they benefit students as they embark on the start of higher education.

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A newly-formed nuclear decommissioning advisory panel will meet for the first time Wednesday with owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth. 

Legislation creating the panel was signed into law last summer by Governor Charlie Baker. Provincetown State Representative Sarah Peake helped push the bill through. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with her about her vision for what the panel can accomplish. 

The meeting is at Plymouth South High School Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6 p.m.

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For a few glorious days last week, we had spring. Or was it summer? It felt like we went from March to August in one day. Such is Cape Cod in spring. But with the warm weather came the long awaited fallout of May migrants—the warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, and even shorebirds that we only get for a few weeks each May.