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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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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What to do with the kids next week? Don't worry, we've got suggestions - and also plenty to do this weekend.  Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday, and there are events for this weekend to start the holiday celebration. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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Two groups that are often perceived to be at odds, fishermen and scientists, have been working together to improve fishing techniques and gear, with the goal of reducing unwanted catches. Among their innovations? The Tickle Dredge and the Noodle Buoy. 

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Flowers and music highlight events in the Weekend Outlook. Here's a rundown of what to do this weekend.

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Whether you're in the mood to challenge your taste buds, wonder at magic tricks, or listen to a million dollar violin, there's plenty to do.  Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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It's the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend. There are plenty of events to enjoy, including those celebrating the civil rights leader. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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You may think of January as the time of year for animals to be hibernating, or wintering in warmer locales. But around Cape Cod, January is when right whales typically begin to appear again, returning from other points.

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Want to get out to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017? Here's your rundown of some of the fun New Year's Eve events happening across the region. 

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