Steve Junker

All Things Considered Host, Producer

Steve is a regular host of All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Saturday. He came to WCAI in 2007. In addition to hosting, he also produces The Fishing News, Weekend Outlook, and contributes to Creative Life. And he manages the website, too.

A writer, a fisherman, an occasional boat builder, a recovering musician, a longtime chicken rancher, a beekeeper... Steve keeps busy in Woods Hole, where he lives with his wife and two children.



Weekly Bird Report
5:52 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Christmas Bird Counts Underway and Already Yielding Great Surprises

A Yellow-throated Warbler was spotted in this year's Christmas Bird Counts.
Credit Paul Hurtado / flickr

The week just passed had a remarkable assemblage of birds found on the Cape and Islands from across the taxonomic realm of birds found in New England. The first Christmas Bird Counts were conducted with the Outer Cape Count being conducted on December 14. Also on this day was the Newport R.I./Westport, MA. CBC and the Greater Boston Count. All counts enjoyed spectacular weather. The winds were light and variable with periods of sun and partial overcast-ideal and rare conditions for a Christmas Bird Count!

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Weekend Outlook
9:51 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Anticipating the Holidays with Weekend Events Celebrating Food and Music

The Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless continues in Orleans this weekend.

Food and music top the list of this weekend's Holiday offerings - that's nice, eh?

On Sunday, musician Chandler Travis brings back the Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless for the 11th year in Orleans - and this "cavalcade" is much more than a concert.

Most other concerts this weekend are all about holiday music, but the Outer Cape Chorale is taking its listeners to Africa.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
2:36 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Trapped Under the Sea: A True Story

inside the tunnel

In 1999 five commercial divers entered a nearly 10 mile long horizontal tunnel designed to discharge Boston’s treated sewage out to sea. Only 3 of the 5 divers returned.  Neil Swidey discusses his book Trapped Under The Sea to discuss how very smart people often make very bad decisions and how society calculates human risk in complex and high stakes undertakings.

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Weekend Outlook
6:03 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Goodbye Thanksgiving! Now Let the Holiday Season Begin

In Provincetown, the Lobster Pot Tree comes to life this Saturday.
Credit Ronald Barnes

Do you hear ringing? That's the opening bell of the Holiday Season, and there are plenty of events to celebrate this weekend.

Gardens Aglow opens at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich with a light show all over the property - that's more than nine miles of lights!

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Weekend Outlook
11:21 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Illumination of Pilgrim Monument a Highlight of Thanksgiving Week

Credit Cape Cod Times

Goodbye unseasonably cold weather - now let's go have fun. Here's your rundown of what's happening around the Cape and Islands. 

Local comedians face off in the Comedy Competition New England in Wareham.

A lot of Cape churches hold holiday fairs, and you can find a listing of them here.

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Power Source: Part 2
7:33 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Changing Your Life to Use Less Energy

Choosing to live simply and off the grid, Chuck Cole uses a series of marine batteries and a single solar panel to provide all his electricity.
Credit Steve Junker / WCAI

Here’s a question for you: how much electricity did you use last month? That’s not how much did you pay on your electric bill – but how much electric power did you use?

If you're serious about using less, a good place to start is to understand how much you already consume.

In Falmouth I sat at the kitchen table with Ben and Kellie Porter and their two young children, as Ben opened his laptop to examine the family electric bill.

“It was 600 last month, 700 in July," he said. "Middle of the winter it was down to 400.  So between 600 and 400. Then July - big month.”   

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Weekend Outlook
1:50 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

We're Going to Need A Bigger Weekend: Musicals and Theatricals Abound on Cape Cod

The Wizard of Oz opens at the Falmouth Theater Guild, highlighting a weekend of extraordinary abundance for theater productions in the region.
Credit Katy Paul

Eight theater shows are opening this weekend, two more are continuing, and another opens next weekend - is this November or mid-July? Theater lovers have an abundance of choice to enjoy. Here are the shows. First the musicals:

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Weekend Outlook
10:25 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Maria Muldaur Celebrates a Long Career, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Singer Maria Muldaur celebrates her long career this Saturday in Wellfleet.

Yes, it is Halloween - and there's plenty of Halloween fun to be had. The Cotuit Center for the Arts hosts its 14th annual masquerade ball. This year's theme? Outer Space Spooktacular. Come, all space aliens...

Singer Siobhan Magnus is hosting her own Halloween party in Plymouth - it's got music, fun, and a movie.

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Weekend Outlook
11:12 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Getting Spooky! Halloween Events to Put a Thrill in Your Weekend

The Phantom of the Opera is screening with an original score performed live at the Cape Cinema.

This is the last weekend before Halloween - so don't let it slip away without a giving yourself a little Halloween thrill.

The Drama Club at Barnstable High School welcomes you to a "Haunted Schoolhouse" that features a homecoming dance "gone terribly wrong" - and other ghoulish and imaginative horrors. 

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Weekend Outlook
11:12 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Wellfleet Celebrates All Things Oyster, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Wellfleet hosts the annual Oysterfest this weekend.
Credit Steve Heaslip / / Cape Cod Times

Feeling the stirrings of hunger? Head to the Outer Cape to join the multitudes who love to eat and talk about that delicious - slurp! - bivalve whose name is just about synonymous with Wellfleet - it's Wellfleet Oysterfest weekend.

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