Dan Tritle

Morning Edition Host

Morning Edition host and producer Dan Tritle has wanted to be on the radio since he was five years old.  A washashore from the Pacific Northwest, he's been at the job since May 2000, shortly after the station went on the air.  He's a veteran of the Associated Press Radio Network and NPR, and has reported for several commercial and public radio stations.   Dan also is a former staff member of the Washington State House of Representatives.  As often as possible he bicycles into work on the Shining Sea Bike Path in the wee hours.  Dan is seen frequently on stage at the Woods Hole Theater Company, Barnstable Comedy Club, Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Cape Cod Theater Project.  "The Wizard of Oz" is his favorite movie.


Morning Edition on WCAI
10:21 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Sailing Home

Charles W. Morgan sailing into New Bedford.
Credit Don Cuddy

The famed whaling ship, the Charles W. Morgan, returned last week to New Bedford, the city where it was launched in 1841. WCAI correspondent Don Cuddy has been collecting remembrances about the whaler. He speaks with Morning Edition host Dan Tritle about the ship's storied history and shares some of the anecdotes that were prompted by the Morgan's return.  The vessel will be open for public tours at the State Pier in New Bedford through Sunday, July 6th.

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Voices of NPR
9:17 am
Wed December 18, 2013

For 30 years, the Voice of NPR

Morning Edition on WCAI
5:22 am
Thu May 16, 2013

How a Chair Becomes a Celebrity

The chair visits WCAI
Dan Tritle

How does a simple piece of furniture discovered at the town dump become a celebrity?  Cape Cod innkeeper Beth Colt talks with WCAI's Dan Tritle about her Red Chair, its ability to bring people together, and an upcoming nationwide tour of bed and breakfast inns.

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Morning Edition on WCAI
2:15 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

How'd They Do That: The Iconic Cape Cod Topiary

Dan Tritle

The shrubbery that spells out "Cape Cod" at the Bourne Bridge Rotary has become an iconic landmark for many residents and visitors.  WCAI's Dan Tritle reports on its history, and finds that the people who maintain the unique landscaping are proud of their work.

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Morning Edition on WCAI
9:11 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Cape Headlines: Dog CPR, Opiate Addiction, Funds Revoked for Affordable Housing

Credit STEVE HEASLIP/Cape Cod Times

The advantages of learning CPR for your pet, health and law enforcement officials concerned about opiate addiction, and Yarmouth Town Meeting takes back funding for an affordable housing project.  Cape Cod Times reporter Patrick Cassidy talks about these news stories with WCAI's Dan Tritle.

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Morning Edition on WCAI
12:37 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Cape Headlines: Meet the Fleet, Eco-toilets and the Red Sox

Meeting the Fleet
Credit Ron Schloerb/Cape Cod Times

We learn about a popular series of monthly meetings where the public can hear from commercial fishermen, a growing interest in environmentally-friendly toilets, and renewed hope for Red Sox nation as the baseball season gets underway.  WCAI's Dan Tritle talks with Cape Cod Times news editor Susan Moeller.

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Morning Edition on WCAI
11:13 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Filmmaker's Deep-sea Sub comes to Cape Cod

James Cameron in his Deepsea Challenger
Credit Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

James Cameron wants to speed up ocean research and discovery.  He's donating his Deepsea Challenger sub to the Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWCAI's Dan Tritle talked to the Oceanographic's director of special projects Dave Gallo about what this means for deep sea research.

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In This Place
12:29 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Restoring Power May Take Until Thursday, NStar Says

NStar's outage map as of noon on Monday.
Credit NStar

Tens of thousands of Cape Cod residents remain without electricity in the wake of this weekend's historic blizzard. While NStar spokesperson Mike Durand says crews are working around the clock to remedy the situation, he warns it may be as late as Thursday before power is fully restored in southeastern Massachusetts. Rain forecast for later today won't help matters.

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