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This week on The Point
July 7: Peak Farmland
Modern industrial agriculture has been criticized for many things but there's one undeniable benefit: it leaves more room for nature. Farmers worldwide currently grow more food on less land than they did just half a century ago, and the total amount of land dedicated to agriculture has stopped growing.
Guest: Dr. Jesse Ausubel, Director of the Program for the Human Environment at the Rockefeller University
July 8: Little Bighorn
John Hough Jr. talks about his novel Little Bighorn. On June 25, 1876 Lt Colonel George Armstrong Custer and 220 men rode into battle against the Sioux and Cheyenne beside the Little Bighorn river in Montana and were never seen alive again. But what if there had been a survivor? Hough’s novel explores that scenario and brings to life the soldiers and civilians on their infamous quest to conquer Sitting Bull.
July 9: Homelessness
Greg Bar, NOAH Shelter Manager and Don Jenkins, Volunteer with the Bob Murray Housing with Love Walk discuss efforts to end homelessness including the walk that begins in Provincetown and ends in Falmouth.
July 10: Comedian Kevin Flynn
Producer, Educator and Standup Comedian Kevin Flynn is the creator of the educational program “Standup and Learn” and the founder of the Nantucket Comedy Festival. We discuss the program that teaches kids how to be funny.
July 11: News Roundup
Area Journalists discuss the top stories of the week.