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The Point
12:01 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Local News Round-up: Fish seller may lose license; Pilgrim will evaulate earthquake threat; and more

Credit Cape Cod Times/Steve Heaslip

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts the News Roundup on The Point, when he and other local journalists discuss some of the top stories of the wee. He's joined by Anne Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sally Rose of the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
1:28 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

2 Serious Musicians Who Make People Laugh

Joo and Igudesman
Credit Julia Wesely

At a typical classical music concert you’d be shocked to hear the audience erupt in laughter or spontaneously applause in the middle of the piece. But violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-Ki Joo’s performances are anything but typical and while they are both serious musicians- they’re hardly ever serious.

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The Local Food Report
8:17 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Spring Produce Thrives in Dennis Hoophouse

Credit Elspeth Hay

Most farmers and gardeners are just starting to get seeds in the ground. But Jeff Deck of Dennis uses a different model. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth visits the two greenhouses where he grows year round. She learns what varieties do well over the winter, and how he plants for a continuous harvest. You can find a recipe for a spring butter crunch lettuce salad with fresh carrots  along with a list of opening dates for Cape farmers' markets on her website.

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The Point
12:02 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

How Do We Define Success?

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Confidence and success: which comes first? What role does perception play? How do we define success? Psychiatrist Marc Whaley and Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discuss the psychology of success with Mindy Todd on The Point. They share what the latest research tells us about how people acquire high levels of skill in science, business, music, the arts and sports.

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The Point
10:35 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Bird News: Spring Activity Heats Up

Robin on a nest
Credit J. J.

Spring Bird News: the returning migrants arrive, more each day, along with the first blooms and the spring insects. Nantucket Ornithologist Vern Laux tells of courtship displays and nest building, the First of the Year birds, and much more, with Mindy Todd on The Point.

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Science & Environment
11:48 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Did Neanderthals Make Music?

J. Atema's collection of bone flutes
J. J.

Interview with Jelle Atema

Music has been called the universal language and noted as one of the things that make humans distinct. But when did we first make music?

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The Point
11:47 am
Fri April 11, 2014

News Round-up: Pilgrim Reactor Evacuation Plan Won't Change; Gov Patrick Bans New Opiate

Town Neck in Sandwich
Credit Cape Cod Times/Steve Heaslip

A look at some of the week's top news with local journalists George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Sally Rose of the Provincetown Banner; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Astronomy Night
8:30 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Stargazers Scan the Universe at Public Astronomy Night in Dartmouth

Brian Morris/WCAI

At dusk on a recent Saturday, Professor Alan Hirschfeld and one of his grad students calibrate the large telescope inside the UMass/Dartmouth observatory. They’re setting up for a public astronomy night, a monthly event the University co-hosts with the Astronomical Society of Southern New England, or ASSNE. Hirschfeld said the telescope was designed and built by UMass students in the 1980’s, and went online in the early 90’s. It has a 16-inch diameter, or aperture.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
12:02 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

1 in 4 Women a Victim of Domestic Violence at Some Time

purple ribbons
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According to the National Coalition for Domestic Violence, one in four women will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Young Couple Opens Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory in Truro

Credit Elspeth Hay

The bean to bar chocolate movement is on the rise. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a young couple in Truro who've opened a chocolate factory. She learns about sourcing beans, how the production process works, and what characteristics make for a top notch chocolate bar.

You can find a recipe for a chocolate bundt cake and see photos from Chequessett Chocolate's factory on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.

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