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This week on The Point
October 27: Cleaning up New Bedford
New Bedford’s role in both whaling and electrical manufacturing took a toll that city’s harbor. The history of pollution is recorded in the mud at the bottom of the harbor. Environmental chemist and New Bedford native John Farrington helped reveal that history and get the harbor on the EPA’s cleanup list.
Guest: John Farrington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
October 28: Political Debate
Vinny deMacedo (rep) Matt Patrick (dem) Heather Mullins (lib) candidates for the Barnstable and Plymouth state senate seat.
October 29: Books on Humor
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss books on humor.
October 30: Political Debate
William Keating (dem) and John Chapman (rep) candidates in the 9th Congressional District.
October 31: News Roundup
Area journalists discuss the regions top stories of the week.