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Poetry Sunday: Sandy Longley

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Sandy Longley reads her poem "When a Black Bear Came to Truro."

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WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of the week's news.  Her guests: Sean Driscoll from the Cape Cod Times; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Andy Tomolonis from the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; Sarah Brown from the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; and George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Everyone who’s ever gone fishing knows the anguish of losing a fish - and there are many ways to lose a fish. But perhaps the most mysterious way is getting spooled. 

Holly FitzGerald recounts her harrowing honeymoon lost on the river in the desolate jungle of the Amazon in her book Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft.  She talks with Mindy Todd in our Woods Hole studios.

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The 45th running of the Falmouth Road Race is Sunday, August 20th. On The Point, we look back to its beginning with Paul Clerici, author of “A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod. ”

 

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Summer's sweet corn evokes memories and simple deliciousness beyond the familiar grilled or boiled slathered with butter. There's old-fashioned kitchen wisdom in using up the silk and the cobs.

On The Point, a discussion about denial. From rationalizing and blaming to outright lies, we examine a range of behavior that people engage in.  Psychiatrist Dr. Marc Whaley and psychologist Dr. Michael Abbruzzese join host Kathryn Eident in the studio.

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The small sandpipers known as “peeps” are the bane of beginning beach birders everywhere. Easily overlooked as they scurry around on beaches and mudflats, these mousy, gray-brown shorebirds seem to offer little to the casual observer of birds. But taking the time to sort through them can bring fame and fortune to anyone with the requisite patience and aptitude. O-K, maybe not fortune, but two local birders did earn some serious bragging rights recently thanks to their sharp eyes and their peep knowledge.

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Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your late summer garden, whether you grow vegetables or flowers.  WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts entomologist and garden expert Roberta Clark, and takes listener questions.

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August, 2000. The other evening, we drove out to White Crest Beach—well named with its high, bare, white shoulder of a dune cresting the hill, and several foot trails creased into its flanks leading down to the shore and the surf.

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