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.

 

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Clark Myers reads his poem, "Priester's Pond."

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You don't have to read Melville's grand and sprawling tome Moby Dick. Instead you can head to Provincetown and have it read to you. Also, we've got music, magic, and Legos. It's all here in the Weekend Outlook.

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The Easter holiday is here, followed by school vacation week for many students.  Here's your Weekend Outlook, with some fun ideas to keep those kids busy next week, too.

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This week saw a season high for the number of endangered North Atlantic right whales spotted in Cape Cod Bay, including two new-of-the-year calves. It's the second-largest reported aggregation, behind only last year. 

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How do you locate a few endangered whales in 200 square miles of ocean? Take to the air and look for the telltale spout.

From opportunities to learn more about big issues, to natural science and local food, there's a lot going on this weekend.  Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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In the last 10 years, the population of Northern Long-eared bats has been decimated by a disease called white-nose syndrome. Until recently, Martha’s Vineyard was one of just a few spots believed to be free of the disease. Now researchers on the island have confirmed a bat with this fungal disease.

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Welcome to March. Why not welcome the approach of spring with a parade? There's also fiddling, dancing doctors, and Bright New Stars. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

The last weekend of February brings a confluence of good-time opportunities, with the Academy Awards on Sunday, and Mardi Gras next Tuesday.  There's also ice skating on Martha's Vineyard, and the Constitution gets a highlight in Chatham.  Here's your weekend outlook.

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A sharp drop in the birth rate of rare North Atlantic right whales has scientists worried. So far this year, only three calves have been identified. A more typical season might bring between ten and fifteen newborn calves.  

"It's a frighteningly low number," says Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo, a Senior Scientist at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown. 

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