Brian Morris

Outer Cape Correspondent, Voice of the Underwriters

Brian Morris began working with WCAI in 2005 as a reporter/producer. He is a contributor to “Creative Life,” and produced the “Nautical Minutes” series of :60 vignettes about nautical life on the Cape and Islands. Brian voices the station’s recorded underwriter announcements, and provides field production support for The Point. He owns and operates an audio production studio in North Eastham (where The Point occasionally originates), and is also a composer, sound designer and audiobook narrator.

Explore his website at Morris Creative Services.

 

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Astronomy Night
8:30 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Stargazers Scan the Universe at Public Astronomy Night in Dartmouth

Brian Morris/WCAI

At dusk on a recent Saturday, Professor Alan Hirschfeld and one of his grad students calibrate the large telescope inside the UMass/Dartmouth observatory. They’re setting up for a public astronomy night, a monthly event the University co-hosts with the Astronomical Society of Southern New England, or ASSNE. Hirschfeld said the telescope was designed and built by UMass students in the 1980’s, and went online in the early 90’s. It has a 16-inch diameter, or aperture.

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WCAI Reporting
4:25 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Budget woes may force Wareham Council on Aging to close for good

Wareham seniors attend a recent forum on the future of the Council on Aging.
Credit Brian Morris/WCAI

 After several difficult budget years, many communities are finding that finances are easing a bit. As things become less dire, some towns are even beginning to add staff again  -- but not every town.

In Wareham, officials are wrestling with serious shortfalls as they look ahead to 2015. The future of the Council on Aging and the town's senior center are in jeopardy, and the folks who rely on those services are venting their frustration.

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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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Battling Addiction
7:30 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Community Forum to Address Opiate Addiction Epidemic on Cape Cod

NOTE: The meeting for tonight has been postponed due to the storm. A new date has yet to be selected.

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Wind Energy
7:43 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Marine Commerce Terminal Will Serve Offshore Wind Industry

Terminal construction site
Brian Morris/WCAI

The Cape Wind project has been ongoing for more than a decade, and the developer says the first of the 130 wind turbines could he installed in Nantucket Sound by early 2015. Outside Massachusetts and along the entire East Coast, interest in offshore wind continues, as projects enter the planning stages in states such as Maine, Rhode Island, and Delaware. But these offshore turbines are massive in scale, hundreds of feet high with footings that go deep into the seabed. They require complex port facilities to assemble, transport and install the enormous blades and towers.

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The Whimsical Macabre
8:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

VIRTUAL TOUR: The Edward Gorey House

The whimsical and the macabre come together at the Edward Gorey House and Museum in Yarmouthport
Credit Brian Morris / WCAI

Edward Gorey was an American author, illustrator, playwright, set and costume designer who had an avid following around the world.

In 1979 Gorey bought a 200-year-old sea captain's house in Yarmouthport. After his death in 2000, the house became a museum dedicated to his life and work, as well as his devotion to animal welfare. WCAI's Mindy Todd paid a visit in June of 2009, and Brian Morris produced this virtual tour.

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In This Place
12:06 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

FEMA Flood Maps: Homeowners, Towns in a Bind

Flood Insurance Maps: Homeowners, Towns in a Bind

Staggering increases in flood insurance rates are about to hit homeowners, especially on the Cape Islands and South Coast. The Federal Emergency Management Agency – or FEMA – has re-drawn its flood maps. So thousands of homeowners on Cape Cod, the Islands and South Coast will pay thousands of dollars more each year for flood insurance. 

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In This Place
1:16 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Lawmakers Work To Delay Flood Insurance Rate Increases

Homeowners Weigh Options As Lawmakers Try To Delay Flood Insurance Rate Increases

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Coastal Issues
1:03 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Rough Waters: Homeowners Feel Blindsided

  Homeowners Feel Blindsided by Proposed Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

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Living Lab
7:00 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Tunneling a Cable to Martha's Vineyard, 30 Feet at a Time

The drilling machine advances the cable in 30-foot pipe sections.
Brian Morris/WCAI

Martha’s Vineyard gets electric power through a cable that crosses from the mainland to the island. The cable also supplies fiber-optic communications for things like cable TV and cell phone service. In recent years, the cable has failed numerous times, and now Nstar and Comcast are teaming up to install a new one. It’s a complex process that took two years to win approval from various town, state and Federal officials.

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