Photo by Hayley Fager

Matt Hayden spent the last year teaching himself how to make pelts from road kill animals. Now, he's perfecting his raccoon stew recipe. He wants to survive on local resources found in nature. Not an outlandish idea  for a guy who lives on Martha's Vineyard, an island that gets a lot of its supplies shipped in on ferry boats.


Poetry Sunday: Wilfred Owen

Nov 12, 2017
Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library / Alamy Stock Photo

In honor of Veterans Day, Gregory Williams reads World War I poet Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est." 

Dan Tritle

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include: Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Tao Woolfe of the Sandwich Enterprise.

The state Senate passed a sweeping health care bill late Thursday night aimed at curbing costs for the state and healthcare consumers.

WCAI’s Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan to learn more about details of the bill and what happens next.

Congress is taking up amendments to the 45-year old Marine Mammal Protection Act that could allow for more seismic exploration in the ocean.

The acoustic surveys are the first step toward oil exploration. By blasting loud noise at the seabed and measuring the reflections, surveyors can learn about potential underground deposits of oil and gas.

Battle Lines is a presentation created by Gregory Williams and pianist Jacqueline Schwab. It features World War I poetry by the flower of England’s soldier-poets, including Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, and Isaac Rosenberg. Jacqueline Schwab augments the poems with period music: classical, music-hall, and the soldier’s own “trench songs.” Included are such pieces as Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem, the well-known Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile, and the traditional Scottish lament The Flowers of the Forest. Through passionate music and poetry, the program invites meditation on the horrors of World War I and beyond, to our times. 

Paige Pfleger/ American Homefront

As part of the American Homefront Project, we bring you three stories of present day Veterans. First, the story of veterans fighting deportation, then why homeless female veterans are a growing and underserved population, and finally, the role of service dogs for veterans with PTSD.



wikimedia commons

The 26th Yankee Division of the National Guard was comprised of men from New England, including a handful from Cape Cod. On The Point, we talk with Brigadier General Len Kondratiuk, Director of Historical Services for the Massachusetts National Guard, about the division and their experiences on the front during the war. 

Cape Cod Times


The crisp fall weather is finally upon us, and there’s plenty to do this holiday weekend. Here’s your Weekend Outlook.


This year, the Veterans Day holiday falls on Saturday, and there are many ways in different towns this weekend to honor those who have served. Veterans Day Events.

Elspeth Hay

Sauerkraut has a long history. Like other preserved foods, it was once an important source of nutrients during the long, cold winter months. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay continues her focus on fermented foods and talks with a Wellfleet woman about her recipe for fermented cabbage.

You can learn more about the sauerkraut and find Helen Miranda Wilson's recipe for the dish on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore