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
2:51 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Focusing on Good Food, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

On Saturday the Caleb Nickerson House in Chatham offers a hands on demonstration of Beehive Oven Baking - finishing with a tasting.
Credit Caleb Nickerson House

Don't let your cultural intake be dry and flavorless! There's plenty going on this weekend to enjoy.

On Friday night the Provincetown Art Association and Museum hosts a potluck dinner to celebrate three art new exhibitions.

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Gazing Skyward
4:35 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Point Your Binoculars Skyward: Comet Lovejoy is Visible Over the Cape and Islands

Comet Lovejoy, photographed on January 10, 2015.
Credit Abel de Burgos / flickr

For the last several weeks a comet has been visible in the sky – if you’ve known where to look with your binoculars. The comet is named Lovejoy, and it has a greenish hue.

According to Dr. Michael West, Director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket, this is the fifth comet discovered by the Australian comet hunter Terry Lovejoy. Its greenish color is a result of it shedding carbon molecules as it approaches the sun.

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Weekend Outlook
1:22 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Bill Staines Keeps a Perfect Record, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Singer and songwriter Bill Staines makes his 43rd appearance at the Woods Hole Folk Music Society this Sunday.


Don't let the cold weather and gray skies keep you indoors this weekend. There are plenty of fun events to get you out of the house.    

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is known for its live theater in the summer, but this winter its events are on screen with three unusual film series - with simulcast operas, plays, and science programming

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Weekend Outlook
4:49 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

A Saxophone More Than 6 Feet Tall, & more: Music Highlights A Busy Weekend of Events

The Cape Cod Sax Quartet will be featuring - and explaining - different types of saxophones during its concert this Saturday.
Credit Charlie Hickey / flickr

Your ears should enjoy another weekend full of diverse musical events - including one featuring saxophones of all sizes.  

This Friday at United Methodist Church in Wellfleet, a benefit concert features the Ukeladies and the trio Toast and Jam. Proceeds got to help Wana's Safe House for Girls in Haiti.  

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Weekend Outlook
3:31 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

First Weekend of 2015 Brings Music Events, more: Best Bets

Low Lily performs this weekend in Woods Hole.
Credit Andy Cambria

Here comes the first weekend of 2015 - don't let it slip by without enjoying some good music.

On Sunday the Woods Hole Folk Music Society welcomes the trio Low Lily. The group is new, but regulars on the scene might recognize its members.

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Weekend Outlook
5:26 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

Making Plans for the Last Weekend of 2014 & New Year's Eve

The Town Photo of Chatham from 2013 - 2014. Another Town Photo will be taken on the last day of this year, as a prelude to First Night events in Chatham.

Ok. So, you're itching for a round of mini-golf, but you're thinking you have to wait until next summer? Ho ho ho - the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has a gift for you! You can play mini golf right through the exhibits on Saturday. Fore!

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Weekend Outlook
3:09 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Solstice, Hannukah, and Christmas: Many Holiday Activities This Weekend

The Solstice Singers celebrat the changing season this Saturday and Sunday at Woods Hole Community Hall.


Holiday activities reach their crescendo this weekend, with events to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the Solstice.  

For Christmas, there’s the Living Creche in Dennis.  Did you know, this treasured tradition started in 1982 when a fire destroyed the plaster Nativity, and, with no time to replace it, a suggestion was made to use live people and animals?  True Cape Cod Holiday fact.

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Weekend Outlook
9:51 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Anticipating the Holidays with Weekend Events Celebrating Food and Music

The Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless continues in Orleans this weekend.

Food and music top the list of this weekend's Holiday offerings - that's nice, eh?

On Sunday, musician Chandler Travis brings back the Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless for the 11th year in Orleans - and this "cavalcade" is much more than a concert.

Most other concerts this weekend are all about holiday music, but the Outer Cape Chorale is taking its listeners to Africa.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
2:36 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Trapped Under the Sea: A True Story

inside the tunnel

In 1999 five commercial divers entered a nearly 10 mile long horizontal tunnel designed to discharge Boston’s treated sewage out to sea. Only 3 of the 5 divers returned.  Neil Swidey discusses his book Trapped Under The Sea to discuss how very smart people often make very bad decisions and how society calculates human risk in complex and high stakes undertakings.

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Weekend Outlook
6:03 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Goodbye Thanksgiving! Now Let the Holiday Season Begin

In Provincetown, the Lobster Pot Tree comes to life this Saturday.
Credit Ronald Barnes

Do you hear ringing? That's the opening bell of the Holiday Season, and there are plenty of events to celebrate this weekend.

Gardens Aglow opens at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich with a light show all over the property - that's more than nine miles of lights!

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