Santa must be mopping his brow, wondering how he's going to do it. He's got appearances scheduled at holiday events across the Cape and Islands this weekend - plus he has to keep his eye on the big day, less than 3 weeks off. Lots to do!
Some livestock unequivocally fare better on certain diets. Cows, for instance, do best on grass. But when it comes to pigs, local farmers are faced with a classic omnivore's dilemma. Pigs can and will eat just about anything. In this week's Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with four local pig farmers about what they feed their pigs, and why.
A wooden carving of a quahog, an antique piece of folk art, sets Robert Finch speculating about its creator, and about the lives of early settlers on Cape Cod. It was found in a simple house dating back more than 200 years. The house is restored now and stands in Drummer Boy Park in Brewster; it is known as the Harris-Black House.
A conversation about shifts in the role of faith, church and religion in our lives. On The Point, Mindy Todd sits down with several religious and spiritual leaders to discuss the evolution of faith, and questions such as: what are people looking for from their spirituality and their church? How have our perceptions of the afterlife changed? How do we balance our religious beliefs with our political views?
As any dog owner will attest, having a dog brings great joy, but also requires work. Training, exercise and preventative health care are commitments you make for the life of the animal. On The Point, Mindy Todd explores canine genetics, habits, food, play, and more, veterinarian Larry Venezia, and dog handler Melissa Berryman. And we hear from many listeners about their dog’s health and habits.
Nora Hersey wasn't sure that Cape Cod was for her all year round. She loved her husband's family home in East Orleans. But it was a long way from her own home in Minneapolis, and even farther from the family farm in North Dakota, where she grew up. Her son Richard said his mother was worried that once Labor Day came, Cape Cod would be empty. So, for 23 years, she summered.
The Martha's Vineyard Skatepark across the street from the regional high school in Oak Bluffs gave a big boost to the island's skaters when it opened a decade ago. But the wooden ramps have since worn out and the park needs an overhaul. Derek Hawkins brings us the story about a community of skaters and a creative design challenge.