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This week on The Point
September 1: Back to school
We'll hear about the summer science exploits of high school students in a new Falmouth Academy program, get a sneak peak of Sandwich's new STEM Academy for middle schoolers, and check in with those harbingers of fall – cicadas.
Guests: Jill Reves, Falmouth Academy; Gil Newton, Sandwich STEM Academy
September 2: MV International Film Festival
Richard Paradise, Film Festival Founder and Executive Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and Tim Miller, Features Editor at the Cape Cod Times talk about this years films. Later in the hour Deborah Forman talks about her book Contemporary Artists of Cape Cod: People and Places.
September 3: War of the Whales
When dozens of whales strand themselves in the Bahamas in 2000, marine biologists concluded that one of the US Navy’s best kept secrets was to blame. Joshua Horowitz discusses what happens when national security is pitted against the need to safe guard the environment, his book is War of the Whales. Later in the hour Jesse Saperstein talks about his new book Getting a Life with Asperger’s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood.
September 4: The Nantucket Project
Bringing together leading thinkers and decision makers to discuss, contemplate and propose ideas, the Nantucket project aims to spark dialogue about important issues of the day. Guests are Tom Scott and Kate Brosnan, cofounders of the Nantucket Project. Later in the Hour young adult author Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket.
September 5: News Roundup
Area journalists discuss the top stories of the week.