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.



Weekend Outlook
2:59 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Multicultural Festival Brings Music, Food and More: Best Bets for the Weekend

The Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod returns for its 15th year this weekend.
Credit Cape Cod Community College

The Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod will be back for its 15th year Saturday at Cape Cod Community College, with all kinds of ways to experience traditions from other countries. And don't forget the food trucks!

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In This Place
11:18 am
Tue February 24, 2015

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Look Skyward
5:40 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Snow on Your Telescope? Here's How Astronomers Cope with Lousy Weather

Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display in this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, these delicate filaments are actually sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy.
Credit NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

If you are trying to peer up, past the earth’s atmosphere, all this bad weather of late poses a considerable challenge.  How do you study a distant galaxy when there’s snow falling on your telescope?

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Weekend Outlook
4:26 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

You are an Oscar Winner (with Photo to Prove It), & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

The Academy Awards are Sunday night, and if you have a desire to dress-up fancy and walk the red carpet like a movie star, there are a number of local parties planned around watching the event. There are Oscar parties in Dennis, Chatham and Vineyard Haven, featuring red carpets, real Oscars you can pose with, and papparazi. Now just start rehearsing your thank you speech...

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Winter Weather
12:25 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Snow, High Winds and Bitter Cold: Valentine's Weekend Brings a Blizzard

More snow on the way. Are you feeling the love?

Neptune, Valentine's Day Blizzard of 2015, or simply the straw that broke the camel's back. Whatever you call it, we track the storm right here.

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Weekend Outlook
3:19 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Celebrate Chocolate and Romance this Valentine's Weekend: Best Bets for Going Out

There are plenty of way to celebrate Valentines this weekend - but maybe you want to simply stay home, listen to your favorite programs, and think about your love of public radio...
Credit WCAI

It’s Valentine’s weekend, and in Chatham that’s reason for a townwide celebration that features chocolate and many opportunities to express your love.

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Weekend Outlook
2:30 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Local Boatbuilders Show Off Their Craft, & More: Best Bets for the Weekend

The 9th annual Boatbuilders Show bring a much desired whiff of summer to Hyannis this weekend.

Remember summer: bathing suits, fishing... and boating? If you fear warm weather might never come back, take yourself to Hyannis this weekend for the annual Boatbuilders Show. It's a great event, with an emphasis on local boatbuilders from Cape Cod and New England. Most of the builders themselves will on hand to talk about boats, boats, boats. And really, what nicer topic is there?

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Look Skyward
5:23 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

More than a Glimmer in the Sky: How to Catch Sight of the International Space Station

The first components for the International Space Station were launched in 1998.
Credit wikimedia commons

The International Space Station orbits the earth more than 15 times a day. Want to see it? All you have to do  is look up at the right moment. You don't even need binoculars.

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Talking Weather
6:13 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Storm on Monday has the Potential to Bring (More) Substantial Snow

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A storm sweeping across our region on Monday could bring more plowable snow - as much as 8-12 inches.
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Weekend Outlook
5:58 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Just Keep Doing It: Marathon Events Highlight the Weekend's Best Bets

A "rigorous and sustained application of energy for creative purposes" - that's how we are defining marathon for this week's Weekend Outlook. (Yes, we get to make up definitions in this space, too.)

By that measure, writers and actors in Provincetown are throwing themselves into the marathon task of creating theater. The 24-Hour Theater Festival will start with a few random items and plenty of spirit, to produce a play in just 24 hours.

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