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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Chandler Travis, self-proclaimed King of the World, has a new CD.  He joins Steve Junker to talk about "This Is What Bears Look Like Underwater," recorded with his group the Chandler Travis Three-O. And while on-air, he trots out his first new song of 2013.  Says Chandler, "It's strangely optimistic!"

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Visit Chandler's World - his website chock full of music, videos, photos, and more.

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Temperatures this past week ran about 20 degrees below average. Meteorologist Phil Burt of joins Steve Junker to discuss the mechanics of our recent cold snap, to explain where the snow disappeared to in Friday night's forecast, and to predict when temperatures will get back to normal in the upcoming week.

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Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which shows how the cold air spread from last Saturday (Jan. 19) through Thursday.

Looking for something great to do this weekend? Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi-Driscoll have a rundown of arts-and-culture events. Comedian Kelly MacFarland and others come to Hyannis for a fundraiser, and Provincetown Theater is hosting a festival in which plays get written and staged all in 24 hours! Also, the venerable Woods Hole Folk Music Society welcomes Bill Staines for the 41st time in 41 years! The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival gets underway next Tues, bringing more than 1000 students from all over New York and New England.

Also, consider Nantucket's marathon reading of Moby Dick, starting Saturday at 11am and ending midday on Sunday. And on Martha's Vineyard, at the Pit Stop in Oak Bluffs a trio of great musicians perform, including Dylan Foley, three-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. 

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How cold could it get next week? How about daytime temperatures in the teens. Steve Junker checks in with meteorologist Phil Burt of about the weather that was this week, and the weather that may be coming, on All Things Considered.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi-Driscoll have a few suggestions for you. Wellfleet is hosting three days of events to commemorate the Matin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. After six years, Provincetown's Universal Theatre Festival is closing with big hurrah.  And singer Tedi Marsh performs at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, with special guests and new songs.

Okay, we had one cold snap. Now daytime temperatures are back into the 40s. So when does winter arrive? Meteorologist Phil Burt, of says cold is coming! Steve Junker speaks with him about our mild spell and the forecast for the next week.

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Hunting for something to do this weekend? Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi-Dricoll have suggestions in the Weekend Outlook. Check out the new documentary on Rowland Scherman, visit the 24th annual Orchid Show, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater has a free reading - and the Harwich Conservation Trust is talking all about the Cape Cod Bear.

Snow appears in the weekend forecast as a weather system moves through on Sunday. Steve Junker talks with meteorologist Phil Burt of, who says come mid-week, we could see temperatures touching 50 degrees - and mild weather could continue through next weekend.

Beatlemania Stage Show

Making plans for this weekend? Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi-Driscoll have got some suggestions for you! Beatlemania is coming to Barnstable High School.  The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Cotuit Center for the Arts are collaborating on an exhibit geared for children: "Making Waves." And there's music, and poetry, for this Sunday's marking of Epiphany.

Chatham is well-known for its First Night celebrations, but this year Sandwich and Nantucket join the fun, offering family-friendly events for New Year's Eve. Steve Junker speaks with Kathi-Scrizzi Driscoll about the town celebrations, as well as a musical event - the Ibis Chamber Society at Wellfleet Preservation Hall -  on this week's Weekend Outlook.