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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Adeline Carrie Koscher reads her poem, "Learning to Live with Water."

Adeline Carrie Koscher writes as a conduit for wonder, solace, and vitality. Writing provides her the opportunity to revisit and reinvent the world. When writing, she is the happiest person alive. Her writing can be found in Review Americana, The Lyon Review, Adana, Altered States, ninepatch, and Zetetic.

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The thermometer may say "Summer," but fishermen watching the calendar know the season is changing, and it's time for The Fall Run.

Yes, it deserves capitals. For local anglers, this is Important. Some of the best fishing of the year happens in the fall.  

Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit

Plenty to do this weekend. Here's a rundown of arts and culture events from one end of the Cape to the other.

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Local fishermen will tell you two things about false albacore: they're thrilling to fish for, and they taste terrible.

The first is indisputable.  But the second has long been a lingering question. 

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From the time he was six-years-old, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show knew that playing fiddle and performing were going to be a part of his life. Secor speaks with Steve Junker about what it takes to go on tour, making music videos to be like little movies, how he was inspired to pick up the violin as a boy.

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Menhaden may have a bit of an identity problem. Most of the Northeast refers to them as "bunker." But around Massachusetts they're often known as "pogies." Whatever you decide to call them, they're great bait this time of year for fishing big stripers.

Menhaden are a member of the herring family. They migrate into our waters seasonally, arriving from the south each spring. They grow out to a couple of pounds and about a foot long. They're schooling fish, typically swimming in big schools.

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There are fishermen who wait all fishing season, it seems, for just this time of year. The end of August and beginning of September mean it's time for the arrival of false albacore - also known as the funny fish.

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Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer - but that doesn't mean it has to be the end to summer fun. Here's what's happening this weekend, and some ideas for extending your fun for weeks to come.

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For fishing excitement and pleasure, it's hard to imagine what beats picking up a keeper-size striper or big bluefish on a topwater lure. So here's a quick guide to topwater fishing.

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Here's your rundown of fun activities and events to get out and enjoy this weekend.

Friday morning at Barnstable High School, you can experience a recreation of a debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson

Friday night, the Wailers bring reggae to Truro at the Payomet Performing Arts Center.

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