Alecia Orsini

Host & Traffic Coordinator

Alecia Jean Orsini Lebeda is a award winning independent filmmaker and multi-media professional. She joined the team at WCAI in March of 2012 as a part time host for Weekend Edition. Bringing "video to the radio" she is now a station Traffic Coordinator, works with social media development and management, and continues as a fill in host. 

A lifetime Girl Scout, she found her media making legs while making PSA’s for the scouts at her local cable access studio. Alecia attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where she graduated with a B.F.A in Film and Television. In 2012 she was named one of the 40 under 40 by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, for her work with Non-Profits and starting her own company Good Natured Dog Productions. Beware, she carries a camera, and isn’t afraid to use it.

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Endless Winter
5:19 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Live Storm Blog: Out Like a Lion

Spring Inside, Winter Outside.
Credit Alecia Orsini

  It seems like winter is determined to stick around. We'll bring you all the details as the blizzard develops, along with lists of resources and important links.

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Science & Environment
12:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Messages in Bottles Have Long and Varied History

In the mid-1800s, the U.S. Coastal and Geodetic Survey used drift bottles to find the origin of the Gulf Stream.

A 56-year-old project based in Woods Hole may have been the largest deployment of messages in bottles, but was by no means the first.

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Winter Weather Continues
1:09 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Live Blog: Weekend Storm

Digging out in Mashpee
Alecia Orsini

10:0 am Sunday - Digging out

Roadways are clearing, slowly the power is going back on. NSTAR tweets this morning "We have hundreds

   of workers on working to restore power. # of outages decreasing, check map for latest: "

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee has decided not to open shelters at this time. They will make another assessment of the need at 1pm today.

Jim Weinberg of West Falmouth (on Cape Cod) is using his snow blower to clear the driveway. Our reporter Elsa Partan asked him what the snow is like. 

    FORECAST from the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

  • TodayMostly sunny, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a west wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
  • TonightMostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind 15 to 17 mph.
  • Washington's BirthdaySunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -2. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph.

"Can't believe I didn't lose power last night! Time to trim the trees near my house."Credit Elsa PartanEdit | Remove

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In This Place
11:25 am
Sun January 12, 2014

Sunday Screenings: The List

Join us on February 2nd for "The List" by filmmaker Beth Murphy. "The List" is a modern-day Oskar Schindler story that focuses on Kirk Johnson, a young American fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. to help rebuild Iraq.

The List

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2 - 4 PM
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
295 Cove View Road, Wellfleet MA

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Look to the Sky
8:23 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Aurora Borealis Possibly Visible from Cape Cod

January 8, 2014 - The Cape and Islands may have good chance of catching sight of the Northern Lights late, late tonight. 

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center – yes, there is such a thing – is saying that a powerful solar flare on Tuesday has created favorable conditions for seeing the Northern Lights at latitudes much lower than usual – including as far south as Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

Our best opportunity for seeing the Aurora Borealis, weather permitting, should come after midnight tonight until dawn. 

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In This Place
9:10 am
Fri January 3, 2014

PHOTOS: Day 2 of 'Hercules' on the Cape and Islands

Kids taking advantage of the day off.
Alecia Orsini

It's a snow day for most of us across the Cape, Islands and South Coast. What does it look like in your neck of the woods?

Send us photos! Email alecia_orsini@capeandislands.org, send us a Tweet or Instagram @WCAI_NPR or post to our Facebook Page!

Be sure to tell us who and where you are!

In This Place
9:59 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

PHOTOS: Blizzard 2014 Before the Storm

Jason Vilk salts the sidewalks
Alecia Orsini

As the storm unfolds, we'll be posting pictures of the Cape, Islands and Southcoast.

Send us photos of your backyard! Email alecia_orsini@capeandislands.org, send us a Tweet or Instagram @WCAI_NPR or post to our Facebook Page! Be sure to tell us who and where you are!

Communities at Work
9:53 am
Sun November 24, 2013

Art Reach of Provincetown wins National Honor

Credit Brian Morris

The Art Reach Program at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum was honored Friday with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Art Reach was one of 12 winners for after-school and out-of-school youth programs, and will receive a $10,000 prize and a year of communication assistance.

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WCAI News
5:30 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Steamship Authority Plans for New Woods Hole Terminal Upset Residents

WOODS HOLE – A skeptical crowd filled the Woods Hole Community Hall November 13th to learn about the Steamship Authority's plans to reconstruct the Woods Hole Ferry Terminal. The Authority is looking to address problems related to boat slips and pedestrian safety, while also improving accessibility and meeting flood zone requirements. 

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