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Morning Editon on WCAI
1:54 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Scallop Season a Favorite for Many Cape and Islanders

Credit Susan Safford/Martha's Vineyard Times

This is favorite time of the year for a lot of folks on the Cape and Islands.  Bay Scallop Season.   One of the many who'll be scalloping this weekend, rain or shine, is Martha's Vineyard Times editor Nelson Sigelman.  He talked to WCAI's Dan Tritle.

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The Point
1:37 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

WCAI's Local News Roundup: No More Plastic Bags in P'town; Town Approves Zip Line; Drought Warning

Provincetown is the first Cape Cod town to ban the use of flimsy plastic shopping bags.
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Sean Corcoran, WCAI's news director, hosts a roundup of local and regional news stories. Joining Sean this week is Susan Moeller, news editor at The Cape Cod Times and Cape Cod Online; Tim Wood, editor of The Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling, assistant editor of The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Sally Rose of the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Geoff Spillane, a reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise.

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Creative Life
8:45 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Deathmasters Come to Nantucket!

The Death Masters - Ursula Austin, Ingrid Feeney, Kris Feeney, Caleb Kardell.

This summer, the Nantucket independent film scene thrived with films like Peter & John and the Grey Lady, both shot on island.  Justine Paradis has the story of one film which didn’t receive quite as much attention. 

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The Point with Mindy Todd
2:06 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

9th Congressional District Candidates Debate Issues

Ninth Congressional District candidates William Keating (Democrat) and John Chapman (Republican) debate issues ranging from jobs to environmental protection, healthcare, gay marriage, drug addiction, education and more.  Mindy Todd hosts on The Point.

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

In Wellfleet, Kefir Grains Make Delicious Fermented Drink

Credit Helen Miranda Wilson

Kefir is the Russian word for a sour-tasting drink made with cow's milk. It's often confused with yogurt. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a woman in Wellfleet making her own kefir and learns how the beverage is different from other fermented dairy products.

You can find a recipe for kefir with how-to steps and photos from Helen Miranda Wilson on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.

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Weekly Bird Report
1:55 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Prepare Your Bird Feeders and Birdbath for the Season Ahead

Hard-to-attract eastern bluebirds, notoriously beautiful birds, can hardly pass up a heated bird bath in winter.
Credit Jim Hickcox / flickr

If you are feeding birds. it's nothing to take lightly. As you enjoy the activity and vibrant colors birds provide, then you are obligated to keep feeding steadily. Now that you have started you are committed and must not stop until the middle of April.

Most people find it most effective to feed different types of seed from different feeders. Some even provide cracked corn on the ground for squirrels, and some real squirrel feeders. 

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The Point with Mindy Todd
12:00 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

When Reading Makes You Laugh

When was the last time a book made you laugh out loud? Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times, join Mindy Todd on The Point to discuss books on humor. This is our last show with Melanie: we'll miss you!

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A Cape Cod Notebook
5:14 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Family Cemetery in Wellfleet Offers a Mystery with More Than One Possible Explanation

Lombard Cemetery in Wellfleet.
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On the north slope of Bound Brook Island in Wellfleet, beneath tall shady pines and overlooking the marsh that separates Wellfleet from South Truro, is a small family cemetery. Such modest graveyards can be found in most towns on the Cape, but this one is different.  Most family cemeteries are located near the original family homestead. This one is in a remote location, far from any house. It is smaller than usual, containing only three graves and two stones. And yet, it’s enclosed by substantial granite posts and a double railing of galvanized iron pipes.

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The Point
12:26 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Candidates for Barnstable and Plymouth State Senate Debate, as Election Nears

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Three candidates for the Barnstable and Plymouth state senate seat join Mindy Todd on The Point.  Vinny deMacedo (Republican) Matt Patrick (Democrat) and Heather Mullins (Libertarian) debate a variety of issues, from wastewater management to medical marijuana,

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Science & Environment
11:55 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Lighting the World Took a Toll on New Bedford Harbor

More than thirty years after being added to the EPA's National Priorities List of toxic cleanup sites, much of New Bedford Harbor remains off-limits for fishing.
Credit U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The mud at the bottom of New Bedford Harbor tells a tale of more than a century of industrial pollution. John Farrington helped reveal that history and get the harbor on the EPA’s cleanup list.

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