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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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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Weekend Outlook
11:13 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Celebrating Vonnegut, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Kurt Vonnegut in Barnstable in 2006
Credit Courtesy Edie Vonnegut

You want to step out this weekend? You're in luck. There's plenty to do.

Famed author Kurt Vonnegut lived for decades in Barnstable, and this weekend brings three days of festivities in town to celebrate that literary connection.

Cape Symphony is stepping back in time to the era of World War II for its shows this weekend, called Radio Days.

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Weekend Outlook
10:52 am
Sat September 27, 2014

JazzFest Falmouth is Bigger Than Ever, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

The New Black Eagles Jazz Band perform at Woods Hole Community Hall as part of this year's JazzFest Falmouth.
Credit New Black Eagles Jazz Band

Hey you gorgeous weekend, let's go out and have fun. 

Music, film, beer, theater -  take your pick of activities to explore. JazzFest Falmouth starts this weekend, and there are more events planned than ever, because now the festival runs more days than ever. Enjoy the Jazz Stroll, and the New Black Eagles Jazz Band at Woods Hole Community Hall is a show not to miss for sure.

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Fishing News
3:09 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Big Bass, Tautog, (Even Trout!).... Fall Fishing Offers Much to Anticipate

Tautog are fish to make dentists smile and give the rest of us the creeps - they have eerily human teeth. This tog evidently has been taking good care of its teeth, maybe even whitening.
Credit jetskibrian.com

Large striped bass pushing through our waters, big-as-a-horse bluefish (well, almost...), those bottom-dwelling brutes called tautog... summer may be over, but the fall offers plenty of great fishing to look forward to.

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Fishing News
3:24 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Why Fishermen Love (and Hate) Fishing with Eels

Credit Clinton & Charles Robertson / flickr

A live eel can be the very best thing to put on the end of your line, if you're searching for a big late-season striped bass. But it can also make your life miserable.

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Weekend Outlook
10:57 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Vintage Planes Touch Down in Hyannis, & more: Best Bets for Going Out

Wings of Freedom bring vintage military airplanes to Hyannis from Wednesday to Friday, September 17-19.
Credit http://www.air-and-space.com

There are plenty of great events to get involved with this weekend. If you're in the mood for a parade, Sandwich has a big, BIG one planned to mark the grand finale of its town-wide 375th anniversary.

Harwich has a unusual music festival on Saturday and Sunday - it involves a mysterious piano found deep in the woods.

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Music
5:43 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Chris Isaak: Rocker, Crooner, Sketch Artist

Chris Isaak has had plenty of careers already - moody crooner of the multi-platinum hit Wicked Game, actor in his own TV show, 50's revivalist rocker. So is there a chance one day he'll be publishing a book of his original cartoons? Maybe. When I spoke with him for All Things Considered, I asked Chris what he likes to do while touring.

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Fishing News
3:16 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

A Few Words in Praise of Snapper Blues

Credit http://natureontheedgenyc.blogspot.com/

They are not rod-bending behemoths, they are not chrome-plated speedsters. That is, they are not glamour fish like stripers and albies. Snapper blues? They're... well, they're just fun to catch. And they're good eating too.

Think of all the things that make fall a special time of year - you have tomatoes, cucumbers, low humidity, empty beaches - and you have snapper blues. So nice. 

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Fishing News
11:16 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Anglers Rejoice: Albies Here, There, and (Seems Like) Darn Near Everywhere

This year false albacore have shown up in great numbers, creating feverish excitement among local fishermen.
Credit On The Water/ onthewater.com

When false albacore feed, they "erupt" from the water in a violent tumult, members of the school leaping full-body from the water. The sight incites within the fisherman a corresponding frenzy, a heart-palpitating desperate urgency to race to the blitz, to cast and pray and cast again.

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