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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Edward Gorey House

Fans of author and illustrator Edward Gorey can introduce a new generation to his work with an unusual children’s celebration Saturday at the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port.

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We're blessed to have such great coastline to fish. From jetties, canal-side, backwater estuaries, or beaches, an angler can cast for a wide variety of fish. But some fishing is best - or only - done from the water. If you don't have a boat for that, booking a charter might be your next best option.

Scup don't get a lot of publicity. You can't even find them in most fish markets on the Cape and Islands. But scup - or "porgy," as they're also known - can be delicious to eat. And they sure are fun for kids to catch.

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As we arrive at what many consider the midway point of summer, there is no shortage of great activities to get out and enjoy.

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It's a fine pastime to stand in July's warm waters and root about for this evening's dinner. My wife insists the best way to hunt for quahogs is with the toes, ooching along the shallows on a likely beach. She has a knack for it that I don't. She also has strong and brave toes.

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Hydrangea bushes are blooming this time of year. They’re blue, they’re pink, they’re purple, they’re white – and, they’re finally getting their own festival.

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Warming waters bring smiles to beachgoers.

For anglers, it's a little more complicated. As we head into July and water temperatures climb up over 70 degrees, the striped bass action slows down. But that doesn't mean the fishing has to let up any. 

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July Fourth is the biggest party of the summer. With the holiday on a Saturday, that’s going to be the big day for parades and fireworks. Here's a guide to what's happening around the area.

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Fishing is a seasonal pursuit. And as any vegetable gardener can tell you, it's important to have a strategy for how to preserve each season's abundance, to enjoy it in later times when the season is past.

So you hooked into plenty of bluefish? You brought home a small haul of sea bass? What are your options when you've caught enough fish that you want to save some for another day?

Faun Fables makes a rare Cape Cod appearance this week. The duo, Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl, create evocative soundscapes, both etheric and densely layered. Their performances are intimate and acoustic, with theatrics and puppetry. The married musical duo are touring with their three children, and encourage families to their shows. Our musical correspondent Matthias Bossi previews the show.

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