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The Point with Mindy Todd
3:50 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Right Whales, Right Here!

a right whale tail slap
Credit CCS image under NOAA permit 14603.

The Point heads out into Cape Cod Bay with Charles “Stormy” Mayo,  Director of Right Whale Habitat Studies at Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. Mindy Todd and Brian Morris find out about changes in Right Whale behavior, and about the bay itself.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
3:34 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Shakespear Still Inspires, at 450 Years

actors at work
Credit elementstheatre.org

The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare turns four hundred and fifty this year, yet his legacy is still very much alive. At Elements Theatre Company, an ensemble of 16 artists in-residence who perform both classical and classically rooted modern works year-round in Orleans, a number of celebrations around Shakespeare’s work are being planned.

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

A Family of Bitter Herbs Makes for Good Food, and Medicine

Credit Elspeth Hay

  Most of us like sweet. But what about bitter? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with herb farmer Donna Eaton from Dennis about a bitter family of herbs that have a long history of use as both food and medicine. The genus Artemisia includes tarragon, mugwort, southernwood, and over 180 other herbs known for their bitter flavor and the silvery green color of their leaves, and many grow wild on the Cape.

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In This Place
1:59 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Maker Movement on Cape Cod

The Egg Bot

People have long come to the Cape and Islands as a place to let their minds wander. Artists and scientists in  particular have built communities here for their ideas. Now the Cape Cod Makers are adding their energy to the region.

You may have heard of the maker movement. Often we hear about maker spaces where individuals can learn to use state-of-the-art technology, gain access to resources they could not otherwise, and exchange ideas with a community of creative-minded people who make all kinds of things. 

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Weekly Bird Report
1:51 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Courtship Prompts Local Raptors to Unusual Sounds and Behavior

Osprey female
Credit Vern Laux

At this season the Cape and Island’s nesting species of raptors engage in courtship displays and behavior only seen a few weeks a year. Most amazing is the sounds that they make - since the birds are mostly silent for the rest of the year, it is a mild shock to hear what they sound like!

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The Point
12:15 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Taking On a Drug Abuse Epidemic

Credit J. J.

A discussion on The Point about the rising prevalence of opiate addiction and overdose. 
Guests- Ray Tamasi, Executive Director of Gosnold, Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings, and Representative Randy Hunt, 5th Barnstable District, who sits on the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
 

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The Point
10:09 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Gardening Season Bursts Out

Credit J. J.

We kick off the gardening season with Horticulturist and Entomologist Roberta Clark, who is always happy to take listeners gardening questions. We’ll talk about how the prolonged winter is impacting the early growing season, tips on how to make the most of your plant growing space, and hear her picks for favorite vegetable varieties.

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A Cape Cod Notebook
5:53 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Wellfleet's White Cedar Swamp: A Walk Through the Brain of Nature

Credit Ronald Barnes / flickr

I know of no more intensely picturesque and evocative a place than the White Cedar Swamp in South Wellfleet. It is one of the largest remaining cedar swamps on Cape Cod, most of which were cut down and turned into cranberry bogs in the 19th century. The “official” access to the White Cedar Swamp is a half-mile trail that starts from the Marconi Site near the National Seashore Headquarters.

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Science & Environment
9:50 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Psychology and Social Science Reveal Deep Underpinnings of Climate Change Denial

Gastineau Channel. Inside Passage
Anthony Leiserowitz

The vast majority– an estimated 97 percent or more - of climate scientists are in agreement that the planet is warming and it's largely because of human activities. So why aren't Americans buying it?

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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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