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This week on The Point
April 13: Horseshoe crabs and red knots
What we do and don't (but need to) know about horseshoe crab populations and their interactions with an endangered shorebird, the red knot. Guests: Mark Faherty, Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary; Brian Harrington, Emeritus at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
April 14: Bird News
The Osprey’s have returned and the Woodcock’s are displaying. Mike O'Connor, Owner of Birdwatcher's General Store sits in for Ornithologist Vernon Laux.
April 15: Psychology of Nostalgia
Psychiatrist Marc Whaley and Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discuss the psychology of nostalgia. Once considered a disorder the term was coined by a Swiss Physician in the 17th century to describe a certain kind of homesickness among soldiers. Now considered a beneficial emotional experience we look those benefits and how advertising cashes in on our memories of the past.
April 16: Holocaust Remembrance Day
Playwright and actor Tom Dugan discusses his one man play, Wiesenthal about the Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal. Later in the hour Branded on My Arm and In My Soul, A Holocaust Memoir by Abraham Landau. We speak with editors Joseph Thomas and Marsha McCabe.
April 17: News Roundup
Area Journalists discuss the regions top stories of the week.