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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local stories with journalists from across the region. Joining Sean this week are Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Alecia Orsini / WCAI

12:55pm - It's snowing harder, temperatures are dropping, and roads are getting sloppy. Martha's Vineyard tops the current snow totals, with 4.5-6 inches. Nantucket has about 3 inches on the ground, while accumulation on the Cape and Coast range from 2 to 6 inches.

It's wet, heavy snow, so power outages are a concern. So far, National Grid is reporting fifty customers without power on Nantucket; no outages reported across the remainder of the region.

Protest music has been the soundtrack for some of America's most significant struggles.  These days more Americans are taking to the streets.  Protesting has become popular once again.  But what about music?  Is there a corresponding interest in music that speaks to the struggle?

IFAW

Close to 100 dolphins have stranded on Outer Cape beaches since last fall, and rescuers are beginning to wonder if 2017 will be a record-setting year for dolphin strandings.

 

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Brian Sharp, director of the marine mammal rescue and research program at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, for an update.

 

 

Alecia Orsini

Last summer on Martha’s Vineyard, a 19-year old visitor to the Island lost part of her leg in a moped accident. The incident renewed calls for a closer look at the safety and licensing of moped rentals on the Island. Leading the call is a group called MADAC, an acronym for “Mopeds Are Dangerous Action Committee.”   In the studio, Mindy Todd's guests are Nicole Friedler Brisson, one of the founders of MADAC; and Tim Rich, acting police chief of Chilmark, and also a member of MADAC,

A Refugee Farmer's Hopes, Goals and Sambusas

Mar 9, 2017
Photo by Ali Berlow

  Rukia Bilal arrived in the states as a Somali-Bantu refugee when she was 14 years old. Today she's farming at the Flats Mentor Farm, a program of World Farmers in Lancaster, MA. As a successful beginning farmer, she's looking to expand her business to include selling her produce to grocers, and farmers' markets and making and selling her homemade  sambusas. 

 

 

 

Dan Tritle

Members of the Cape and Islands legislative delegation visit our Woods Hole studios to talk about issues affecting the region.  Mindy Todd's guests include State Sen. Julian Cyr, Rep. Will Crocker, and Rep. Dylan Fernandes.

Cape Cod Times

I’d like to talk today about a network of shadowy figures infiltrating our communities. This vocal but seldom seen group operates primarily at night, and strikes fear in the hearts of the small and the vulnerable. I am talking about owls.

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I’d like to talk today about a network of shadowy figures infiltrating our communities. This vocal but seldom seen group operates primarily at night, and strikes fear in the hearts of the small and the vulnerable. I am talking about owls.

Associated Press

Ten years ago this week agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided a leather factory in New Bedford.  That event still resonates with the immigrant community.  We talk about the raid, and the current climate that it generated.  We also look at how changes to foreign worker visa programs are expected to affect local businesses.

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