Brian Morris

co-Host Morning Edition, Reporter

Brian Morris began working with WCAI in 2005 as an independent reporter/producer, and joined the staff full time in December, 2013. He has contributed to the station's “Creative Life” series, produced the “Nautical Minutes” series of :60 vignettes about nautical life on the Cape and Islands, reported on South Coast issues, and provided field production support for "The Point." He is co-host of WCAI's Morning Edition.

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Cape Cod’s fire towers –like the one at Howlands Park Hill in Falmouth - have played a major role in helping to detect fires for over a century – and today they’re used in much the same as they always have been.

Joshua Nigro is a District Fire Warden with the State Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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WCAI's Brian Morris hosts a roundup of the week's local and regional news.  Guests include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Mike Rausch of the Bourne Enterprise; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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An archaeological dig in North Chatham recently uncovered the original homestead of two of Chatham’s earliest white residents, William and Anne Busby Nickerson. They built their house on a site near Ryder’s Cove in 1664, but the site was never preserved, and gradually was reclaimed by the surrounding land.

About 20 years ago, the Nickerson Family Association established its headquarters near where they believed William and Anne’s homestead had stood. They undertook the recent archaeological dig to try and pinpoint the exact location.

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Nathan and Polly Johnson were two of New Bedford’s leading abolitionists in the mid-1800s. It was in their house that a 20-year-old Frederick Douglass found refuge after fleeing slavery on a Maryland plantation.

Next year, Amazon will select a location for its second headquarters, promising to invest $5 billion dollars and create up to 50,000 jobs for the winning city.

Across the country, cities large and small are pulling out all the stops to attract the giant online retailer, and Fall River is joining the fray. The South Coast city already has an Amazon fulfillment center, and they’re hoping that might give them a leg up in the competition.

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The mural at the Cape Cinema movie theater is one of the Cape’s largest, most unusual works of art.

The Cape Cinema opened in June, 1930. It was built by Raymond Moore, who had established the Cape Playhouse in 1926, then decided to build a movie theater nearby.

WCAI's Brian Morris hosts a roundup of the week's top news.  His guests include Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Michael Bonner of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; Tao Wolfe of the Sandwich Enterprise; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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In Woods Hole, just outside the village, a futuristic-looking dome stands on a hill behind a clump of trees. It's a geodesic dome designed in 1953 by Buckminster Fuller, the progressive architect known for conceiving structures using fewer materials—doing more with less. He was hired to create an eye-catching addition to a restaurant on the site, which was owned by Gunnar Peterson.

The Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, is creating new uncertainty for a number of area high school and college students. WCAI's Morning Edition hosts Brian Morris and Kathryn Eident have reaction to the decision from Dr. John Cox, President of Cape Cod Community College, and Helena Da Silva-Hughes of the Immigrants Assistance Center in New Bedford.

Nantucket Historical Association

Annie Nahar was born in 1844. Records of her life are spotty, but the little information available reveals a woman of remarkable courage.

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