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 tidal rips in Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound are channeling plenty of bait, offering anglers good access to a variety of fish, including keeper-size striped bass, bluefish, and abundant bottom fish.

Dennis Minsky reads his poem, "Summer."

Dennis Minsky has been a field biologist and a teacher all his life.  He's lived in Provincetown since 1968, where he's been chair of the Conservation Commission and Open Space committees and has worked on the Dolphin Fleet whale watch and Art's Dune Tours.  He's been writing - everything from poetry to essays to fiction - for many years.

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A new local initiative to address climate change issues has launched. It's called the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative, and it draws inspiration from last December's historic Paris accord treaty. 

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Sunday is Father’s Day, and there are plenty of activities for dads, and for the whole family, to enjoy.

Joanna Holleck reads her poem, "Opa."

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Do you really think it's a coincidence that Father's Day falls in the middle of the season for some of the best fishing around the Cape and Islands? If you're wondering what to do to celebrate this coming weekend, consider planning a fishing trip for Dad. Here are some things to keep in mind, to make it a success.

The past few weeks have seen a couple of news stories about local fishermen having boats impounded for fishing out of season, or beyond limits.

In mid-May a man in Mattapoisett was found to have more than 150 illegally caught black sea bass in a hidden compartment in his boat.  And last week, in Wareham, police seized a boat with more than 200 black sea bass over the limit. Both fishermen face criminal charges.

This past Saturday the fishing excitement centered around the season opening for black sea bass. The population of sea bass has appeared to be growing increasingly strong over the last couple of years, and fishermen - many of them just getting their boats into the water - turned out in numbers to enjoy a beautiful early season day.

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It is Memorial Day weekend, and there are a variety of events to mark the holiday, particularly parades and services on Monday. Here's your rundown.

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After the mild winter, when schoolie bass started showing up off Martha's Vineyard in April it seemed promising of an early start to the fishing season. But the bigger stripers have taken their time following their younger kin, and now the season finds us just about exactly where we usually are: looking for bigger fish to arrive in Cape Cod waters with the end of May.

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