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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  If you were asked to name a musical duo that has performed at the Presidential Inauguration, played at 3 NFL Superbowls, and collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles – you might be scratching your head.

That musical duo is called Black Violin. Their music combines elements of pop, blues, hip-hop, classical – and more.  They’re appearing at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford Friday, May 29.

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Memorial Day weekend brings parades and other observances across the Cape and Islands, many of these on Monday. Starting on Sunday, however, will be "Troops in the Spotlight." This 24-hour observance is an annual event, now in its 11th year. It takes over part of the parking lot at Kmart Plaza in Hyannis. Troops in the Spotlight honors the men and women who serve in the armed forces with a 24-hour honor guard, collections for care packages, and more.

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As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, anglers across the Cape and Islands are noting that bluefish haven't yet shown up in numbers. Okay, maybe bluefish aren't the region's glamour species (I'm talking to you, striped bass), but blues make delicious eating, especially on the grill, and at a time of year when bigger stripers are still hard to come by, bluefish are usually an early season go-to.

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Your ears will be happy and your toes tapping, as we have lots of good music happening this weekend. Some of Cape Cod’s top female music stars will perform together Sunday in a show to benefit cancer patients through the new Cape Wellness Collaborative.

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February 25, 2015 - less than 3 months ago - 18 square miles of ice filled Cape Cod Bay.

Whew.

It's no surprise that striped bass may be a little slow this year returning to Cape Cod waters, which were colder than usual through April, and are slowly warming. 

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A mountain top on the island of Hawaii is the proposed site for a new, very large telescope – what’s called a Thirty Meter Telescope. If built, it will be the biggest telescope in the northern hemisphere, with the potential to get sharper images than even the Hubble Space Telescope. But construction on the project has recently been halted over protests from some of the island’s indigenous people. 

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Of course you celebrate your mother every day. (Don't you?)

But this weekend all the stops are out. It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and in Cotuit there’s a group of moms who plan to spend their holiday on stage singing and dancing, in hopes of entertaining, amazing, and embarrassing their offspring.

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Arlen Roth, guitarist extraordinaire and longtime part-time resident of Martha's Vineyard, came by the WCAI studios to talk about his new album, "Slide Guitar Summit." It features nine guest virtuoso slide guitarists, including David Lindley, Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, and the last recorded session of the legendary Johnny Winter.

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Turn to the person on your left, shake hands, and offer warm congratulations - we've made it to May. Now let the springtime celebration continue! Brewster shows off this weekend with its annual celebration of daffodils and all things spring: it's Brewster in Bloom.

The Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema is extending itself this year, both in the number of towns in which it takes place, and the number of films it offers.

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Nantucket's Daffodil Festival Weekend has finally arrived (mid-February we were having doubts about the feasibility of spring). Just how many daffs will adorn the island for this 41st annual event? More than 3 million, according to the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. With 10,000 visitors expected, that means about 300 daffodils per person - with plenty leftover of course for the dogs, the old time cars, and the lighthouse. More info on Festival events is here.

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