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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Local fishermen will tell you two things about false albacore: they're thrilling to fish for, and they taste terrible.

The first is indisputable.  But the second has long been a lingering question. 

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From the time he was six-years-old, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show knew that playing fiddle and performing were going to be a part of his life. Secor speaks with Steve Junker about what it takes to go on tour, making music videos to be like little movies, how he was inspired to pick up the violin as a boy.

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Menhaden may have a bit of an identity problem. Most of the Northeast refers to them as "bunker." But around Massachusetts they're often known as "pogies." Whatever you decide to call them, they're great bait this time of year for fishing big stripers.

Menhaden are a member of the herring family. They migrate into our waters seasonally, arriving from the south each spring. They grow out to a couple of pounds and about a foot long. They're schooling fish, typically swimming in big schools.

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There are fishermen who wait all fishing season, it seems, for just this time of year. The end of August and beginning of September mean it's time for the arrival of false albacore - also known as the funny fish.

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Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer - but that doesn't mean it has to be the end to summer fun. Here's what's happening this weekend, and some ideas for extending your fun for weeks to come.

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For fishing excitement and pleasure, it's hard to imagine what beats picking up a keeper-size striper or big bluefish on a topwater lure. So here's a quick guide to topwater fishing.

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Here's your rundown of fun activities and events to get out and enjoy this weekend.

Friday morning at Barnstable High School, you can experience a recreation of a debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson

Friday night, the Wailers bring reggae to Truro at the Payomet Performing Arts Center.

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One hundred miles off the coast of Cape Cod, the Gulf Stream sweeps into the edge of the continental shelf in an area known as "The Canyons." It's a habitat rich with whales, sharks, and big fish more commonly thought of as tropical, such as mahi, big-eyed tuna and blue marlin. For some Cape Cod fisherman, heading to The Canyons is the highlight of a fishing season.

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With high summer on Cape Cod, we see plenty of people visiting who would like to enjoy a little fishing while they’re here, but may feel unsure how to get started. This week on the Fishing News we've got tips for vacation fishing, and how to make it a great experience.

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Hot and muggy, right? What did you expect from mid-August? Here's your rundown of great events and activities happening around the region this weekend.  

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