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The Point
11:45 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Helping People who have Mental Illness

Credit J. J.

Millions of people live with various types of mental illness, but identifying and treating them can be a challenge, particularly if poverty, homelessness, or drug abuse are present as well.  Last year a coalition of health care providers on the Cape came together to address substance abuse and mental health concerns at the first ever Behavioral Health Summit, and the

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The Point with Mindy Todd
11:41 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Music & Mortality Unfold On Stage

Credit Cotuit Center for the Arts

33 Variations is a Tony Award-winning play that simultaneously examines the creative process behind Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and the journey of a musicologist as she struggles with ALS disease and her relationship with her daughter.  The play opened this past weekend at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and the Sunday October 5th matinee performance will be a benefit for the ALS Family Foundation

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Science & Environment
12:45 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

How Online Video Games Could Change the World

Credit www.theatlantic.com

Americans spend billions - in both dollars and hours - on video games each year. What if all that time and money produced knowledge that could benefit humanity?

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Science & Environment
11:35 am
Mon September 29, 2014

And The Nobel Prize Goes To ...

The 2014 Nobel Laureates will be announced next week. Here are some of the names you might expect to hear.

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In This Place
8:40 am
Mon September 29, 2014

WCAI Celebrates Its 14th Birthday

On a tour of the Building.
Alecia Orsini

  Last Thursday night, WCAI staff, friends, and community members gathered at 3 Water Street in Woods Hole, the home of WCAI, to celebrate 14 years on the air. It was September 25, 2000 that the station went live on the airwaves. Over 150 supporters of WCAI huddled under a tent in the parking lot, laughing and smiling despite the rain. Nearly every person at the event was treated to a guided tour, which dedicated WCAI volunteers generously provided throughout the evening.

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Fishing News
3:09 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Big Bass, Tautog, (Even Trout!).... Fall Fishing Offers Much to Anticipate

Tautog are fish to make dentists smile and give the rest of us the creeps - they have eerily human teeth. This tog evidently has been taking good care of its teeth, maybe even whitening.
Credit jetskibrian.com

Large striped bass pushing through our waters, big-as-a-horse bluefish (well, almost...), those bottom-dwelling brutes called tautog... summer may be over, but the fall offers plenty of great fishing to look forward to.

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The Point
1:23 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

WCAI's Local News Roundup: Afghan Military Officers Go Missing; Young Hyannis Boy Killed in Fire

Three Afghan military officers went missing from Cape Edwards on Cape Cod this week and were later found near the Canadian border. The men were at the base for training exercises.
Credit Cape Cod Times

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts local and regional journalists to discuss the news of the week on the Cape, the Coast and the Islands. Joining Sean is George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Weekly Bird Report
11:55 am
Thu September 25, 2014

For Birdwatchers, These Weeks are Show Time

Merlin
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region / flickr

  It’s Show Time in the natural world. The equinox has passed and excitement is here with birds of every description - running the gamut from loons, sea ducks, and large great blue herons to minute warblers and sparrows. From right now with a light northwest wind puffing thru mid-October it really is true that any bird from anywhere could show up on the Cape and Islands.

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The Point
11:32 am
Thu September 25, 2014

New Bedford Textile Mills, Then and Now

Credit Lewis Hine

Joe Thomas, Historian and co-founder of Spinner Publications, and WCAI Southcoast Reporter Brian Morris join Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about the history of the mills in New Bedford, and efforts to revitalize these structures for present day use.

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Kimchi is Tasty and Good for Digestion

Credit Elspeth Hay

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made by fermenting vegetables. This week on the Local Food

Report, Elspeth talks with  Holly North of Woods Hole about how she got hooked on kimchi and how she makes it. Holly walks Elspeth through the process of putting together a quick cucumber kimchi and talks about the flavors involved in a perfect dish—everything from garlic to chiles to seafood.

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