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This week on The Point
April 27: Contaminants of emerging concern
Medicines and household cleaners are making their way down our drains, into the environment, and back into our bodies. Local researchers are tracking these chemicals and share their perspectives on how concerned we should be, and what we still need to know.
Guests: Laurel Schaider, Silent Spring Institute; Amy Costa, Center for Coastal Studies
April 28: Deborah Cramer
Red Knots are tiny shorebirds that fly 9000 miles from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic and back. The story of the Red Knot is inextricably tied to the story of the horseshoe crabs that come ashore once a year to lay millions of pinhead sized eggs, that nourish and fatten starving knots before the final leg of their trip. Deborah Cramer follows that journey in her book The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, and Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey.
April 29: Books on Paris
April in Paris is our theme for this months book discussion.
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Vicky Uminowicz, Titcomb’s Bookshop Manager talk books with a Paris connection.
April 30: Arab Films and Glory, Hallelujah
John Yankee, Falmouth Chorale Artistic Director and Jacqueline Schwab, composer/pianist discuss their collaboration for the Glory, Hallelujah concert series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Later in the hour Rebecca Alvin, Founder and Programmer for the Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema discuss the upcoming film festival. We also talk with Nitin Sawhney, Director and Co-producer of Flying Paper, and Bahman Tavoosi his documentary is A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution.
May 1: News Roundup
Area Journalists discuss the top stories of the week.