Dan Tritle

Joan Burstyn is an educator and poet.  She was in England in 1929 and a child during World War II.  On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with Burstyn about the impacts of war on her and her family.

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Festivals for cranberries, books, and culture offer plenty to do. Plus you can check out some vintage airplanes. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

Elspeth Hay

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made by fermenting vegetables. This week on the Local Food

Report, Elspeth talks with  Holly North of Woods Hole about how she got hooked on kimchi and how she makes it. Holly walks Elspeth through the process of putting together a quick cucumber kimchi and talks about the flavors involved in a perfect dish—everything from garlic to chiles to seafood.

Hundreds of people from across the country are volunteering to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But not all the volunteers go to the disaster zone physically—some work from afar.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Martha's Vineyard resident Deborah Medders, a licensed mental health worker who volunteers with the Red Cross call center.

Linda Greenlaw is a fishing boat captain, and also the author of five bestselling nonfiction books about life as a commercial fisherman. Greenlaw is familiar to many because she was featured in Sebastian Junger’s best selling book The Perfect Storm, where he described her as not just the only female sword fishing captain, but "one of the best captains, period, on the entire East Coast." On The Point, we talk about that storm, and about her latest book Shiver Hitch. Linda Gree

On The Point, we hear some of the music featured at this year's Working Waterfront Festival about the year-round work of the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Laura Orleans joins us in The Point studio; she’s one of the founders of the Working Waterfront Festival and also the Executive Director of New  Bedford’s Fishing Heritage Center.  Mindy Todd hosts.


Mark Faherty

With the summer nesting season behind us, it’s the time when bird researchers turn their collective gaze upon bird migration, and the many mysteries it holds. Right here on Cape Cod, scientists are studying bird migration using a variety of methods, from the high tech and cutting edge to good, old-fashioned, 19th century trapping and monitoring methods – and sometimes both at the same time.

Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times pool photo

A jury in Barnstable has found former Coast Guardsman Adrian Loya guilty of first-degree murder of fellow officer Lisa Trubnikova in 2015.

The verdict came after fourteen hours of deliberation.

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The other day I stopped for a dip cone at P.J.’s on Route 6 in Wellfleet. As is my habit, I took the cone and walked across the road up into the Duck Creek Cemetery, the old Congregational graveyard where most of the headstones are from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Joan Kanis

On The Point, Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and host Mindy Todd bring us the monthly bird news. Cooler weather is effecting all local creatures, and migration is well underway for many species. We hear about the great numbers of shearwaters that can now be seen taking advantage of the abundant bait in our waters, and reports form listeners about who's visiting their feeders.