Steve Junker

Managing Editor of News, All Things Considered Host, Producer

Steve is Managing Editor of News and host of All Things Considered. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also produces The Fishing News, Weekend Outlook, and the Pelagic Report. 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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http://thehuckbucket.com/

The five-gallon bucket is a staple for most fishermen. It can haul tackle, bait, and your catch. For most anglers, it's a repurposed item, castoff from a jobsite. Actually purchasing a bucket from a hardware store for a few dollars? What luxury, what self-indulgence.

A couple of companies now want to change these age-old rules. They're introducing a new category to fishing accessories: the premium five-gallon bucket.   

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The County Fair isn't the only game in town this week. There are great options for music, theater, art, and even a visit with Santa Claus (!). Here's your Weekend Outlook.    

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association today announced it has lifted the suspension of whale entanglement efforts on all species except North Atlantic right whales.

The suspension was triggered by the tragic death last week of Canadian responder Joe Howlett, who was killed while freeing a right whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week.  His guests include Sean Driscoll of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Buzzards Bay and the south-facing side of the Cape from Woods Hole to Chatham mark the northenmost range of the blue crab. But just because we're at the edge of the range, doesn't mean we don't have these critters in abundance. They're there for the catching, and they're great eating. 

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The Woods Hole Science Aquarium announced today the death of its second seal in ten days. The two seals had been with the aquarium since 2008.  

On July 3rd, the female seal known as LuSeal, who was 15, died of unknown causes. Today the Aquarium says the companion seal in the tank, named Bumper, has also died. No tests results have been received yet on Lucille’s death.

Bumper showed signs of falling ill on Monday morning, said Teri Frady of the NOAA Fisheries, which operates the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. Since then the staff has been providing 24-hour veterinary care.  

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Leaping canines, Greek food and culture, and the coming of the Barnstable County Fair highlight our roundup of arts and culture events. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

Jenny Junker

On June 26 the commercial fishing season opened for striped bass. As of Friday, July 7, just over 100,000 lbs of striper have been landed, or about 13% of the yearly state quota of 800,885 lbs. 

This is good news for people who don't fish, or fisherman not having a lucky day, in that locally caught striped bass should be available at fish markets, and you should be able to find it on the menu at restaurants. 

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week.  His guests include Chris Lindahl of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Andy Tomolonis with South Coast Today; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Alecia Orsini

A garden festival, an art festival, beach bonfires and more - there's plenty to do this weekend. We've got details in the Weekend Outlook. 

Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll discuss upcoming events during All Things Considered on WCAI. Here's this week's conversation -- give it a listen. 

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