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Over the last hundred years, musical theater artists have developed a form that corresponds to the Americanization of the increasingly Jewish New York audience. Boston University Professor Stuart Hecht looks at the relationship between Jews, assimilation, and the changing face of the American musical in his book Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical.  Mindy Todd talks to Hecht on The Point.

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Every winter around this time, Andrea Thorrold stocks her pantry. But she doesn’t do it at the store. Instead, she drives three hours to Western Massachusetts to pick up approximately 100 pounds of grains and beans to see her family through the year.

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Recently, one of our more flamboyant seasonal residents has been performing at a variety of obscure local venues, venues that you might describe as off-off-off Broadway. Performances generally take the form of a one man show, and they only work nights, so don’t even think about catching a matinee.

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In Brewster, Robert Finch came across a duck blind that once belonged to the Nickerson family, and its view of ducks adrift on the pond in winter inspired this week's Cape Cod Notebook.

On The Point, we talk about the psychology of gender and how it effects various aspects of life.  What's the differences between the female and male brain?   We also take a look at the various influences on gender identities.  Mindy Todd hosts psychiatrist Marc Whaley and psychologist Michael Abbruzzese for a discussion live in the studio.

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We’ve all heard stories of medical miracles; cases where patients defy the odds and survive or recover from trauma or illness. Dr. Harley Rotbart has compiled stories of medical miracles in the words of the physicians who witnessed the events. The book is titled Miracles We Have Seen, America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget. Dr. Rotbart and Dr.

One reason nuclear power plants are expensive is concrete.
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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is scheduled to close in 2019, and there are many who would like to see it shut down sooner. But that leaves a significant gap in southern New England’s energy supply. And, love it or hate it, nuclear power is a source of electricity with a much smaller carbon footprint than fossil fuels.

DIYbio Boston at the Cambridge Science Festival, a partner for this year's Science on the Street Cape Cod.
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We’re used to hearing about upcoming concerts and movies. This weekend, there’s another option - called Science on the Street. Think art or food festival, but with science instead. Jill Neumayer-DePiper, director of Cape Cod Regional STEM Network, shared what it's all about.

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In 1841, a 14-year old Japanese boy named Manjiro and four others set out on a fishing trip. After getting caught in a fierce storm, their boat lost its mast, stranding the boys on a remote island where they survived – barely – for six months.

Poetry Sunday: James Kershner

Mar 12, 2017

James W. Kershner reads his poem, "Invasive."

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