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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On the hunt for something to do this weekend? The Sandwich Glass Museum is "Celebrating Snowglobes," the Cultural Center of Cape Cod offers a Celtic take on the holidays, and on Martha's Vineyard, "Teddy Bear Suite" is raising money for the Boys and Girls Club. 

Busy Holiday Weekend

Nov 29, 2012
Courtesy Cape Cod Times

Holiday events abound this weekend, from with town-wide festivities from Brewster to Falmouth!  There's the Stroll on Nantucket, and fruitcake toss in Provincetown, and the Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theater presents Yule for Fuel. 

On Weekend Outlook, Heritage Museum and Gardens opens its Gardens Aglow evenings to run through the Holidays, blues performer Rory Block brings her soulful sound to Wellfeet Preservation Hall on Saturday, and the Chatham Drama Guild present a new take on the musicals of Jerry Herman, with "Showtune."

www.pilgrim-monument.org

On the Weekend Outlook, the Polar Express comes to the Cape Cod Central Railroad, a world-premier of a Tony Kushner re-write in Provincetown, and more great stuff happening around the Cape and Islands this weekend - including the lighting of the Pilgrim Monument!

A Capella Summer

Aug 10, 2012
Steve Junker

Every summer for nineteen years, young men from around the country have come to Cape Cod to sing a capella in The Hyannis Sound. The group is a creative collaborative. Not only do they create music and perform together - they all live in the same house. Steve Junker reports.

Visit the website of The Hyannis Sound

Monet on Nantucket

Jun 15, 2012
Steve Junker

On Nantucket, Larry Cronin is using frogs, snails, plants, and stone to recreate the enchantment of French impressionism.

To find out about Larry Cronin's Nantucket Water Garden Tour, "Designing with Nature in Mind," scheduled for July 28, contact Nantucket Island School of Design and The Arts.

  If it has anything to do with the guitar, Arlen Roth has embraced it.  As a solo artist, as a sideman to legendary rock and folk performers, as a guitar designer, as a magazine columnist and teacher, Arlen has left his impact on more than one generation of guitar players. On his way to his home on Martha's Vineyard, Arlen stopped by our studio and spoke with Steve Junker.

Arlen Roth writes a regular blog on guitar playing.  He’s at work on an autobiography, and a children’s book in collaboration with Martha’s Vineyard illustrator Lane Gregory.

Visit Arlen Roth's website.

Below: Listen to Steve Junker's hour-long feature interview with Arlen Roth, including some great in-studio guitar playing, as it aired on Arts and Ideas, Sunday, February 26, 2012.

Creative Invention

Jan 6, 2012
Steve Junker/WCAI

A conversation with inventor Scott Smith, of Osterville. Since 2001, Mr. Smith has owned a company that produces cellular foam products -- things like padding for football helmets, and packaging inserts. Two disasters, four years apart, gave Mr. Smith first the creative inspiration for an invention, and then an opportunity to test it on a world stage.

Stealing from Plates

Nov 25, 2011
Steve Junker/WCAI

For this week’s Creative Life, Steve Junker spent an afternoon with Martha's Vineyard artist Jenifer Strachan in her West Tisbury studio, which is a small tree house, just ten feet by twelve. Seated at her work table, looking out into the surrounding woods, she pieces together mosaics - detailed images of animals, and of women - that she usually mounts in antique frames.

Visit Jenifer Strachan's website to see images of her mosaics.

  The 19th annual Nantucket Arts Festival runs from September 30th to October 9th. It’s an island-wide event, featuring music, theater, poetry readings, and of course the visual arts too. And in at least one exhibition space, the aim is to provoke artists to work in uncomfortable ways, and to take risks. Nantucket photographer D. Clyde Meyer, artists Danny Henkle and Matt Oates, and co-curator Christie Cure all speak about their involvement in the show, "Jettisoning the Safe, Delving into the Uncertain." The show is at Sherburne Hall, 11 Centre Street.

Click here for the full Festival Calender and more information.

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