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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Marfa's Big Question

Apr 27, 2016

Here’s the question I get most often as I meet people in Marfa: “Where are you staying?”

At first I thought it was just making conversation. But I’ve come to realize the question carries unusual intensity.  

“Where are you staying?” it turns out, is a fundamental quandary in this town.

S. Junker

This week WCAI and Marfa Public Radio launched a first-of-its-kind host exchange experiment. The two hosts, Steve Junker and Travis Bubenik, interviewed each other as the first week came to a close, to compare thoughts and impressions.  


Just how big is West Texas? Presidio County, of which Marfa is the county seat, and neighboring Brewster County together stretch more than 10,000 square miles along the Rio Grande. By comparison, the state of Rhode Island is barely 1,200 square miles. And Cape Cod? All of 339 square miles.

Michael Craughwell is a welder. He was born in Galway, Ireland, but now lives in West Tisbury with his wife, a Martha’s Vineyard native, and their two small children. For our series Creative Life, Steve Junker paid him a visit.

From storytelling to studying sea creatures to learning about antiques, there's plenty to do this weekend.

Center for Coastal Studies

Periodically through the late winter we have been updating you on the return of right whales to Cape Cod Bay. This past week marked a big increase in sightings of the rare mammals in our waters, along with the season's first calf. 

Fritz Geller-Grimm /Wikimedia Commons

For the first weekend of April there are events to get you outdoors, as well as stage antics to make you laugh. Here's a round-up.

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You've probably heard of the Slow Food movement, but you may not have heard of Slow Fish. It’s an international gathering that happens once a year, focusing on promoting a sustainable, non-industrial approach to bringing fish from sea to table.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District / flickr / CC BY 2.0

Hunting for eggs is a tradition for many families around Easter. This weekend there are more than a dozen places on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to go looking for eggs, and, in some places, the Easter Bunny. Here's a listing.

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There's no such thing as a quiet weekend around the Cape and Islands.  Here are a handful of great choices for getting out, including films, music, food, and even science.