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This week on The Point
May 25: Unintuitive impacts of climate change
Our greenhouse gas emissions appear to be slowing down the Gulf Stream, and may be making some environmental pollutants even more dangerous for wildlife.Guests: Scott Rutherford, Roger Williams University; Fred Pinckney, USFWS
May 26: Parenting and the music of George Gershwin and Vernon Duke
Pediatrician Greg Parkinson talks about his book Giggle More, Worry Less: A Pediatricians Thoughts for New Parents. Then the music of two seminal figures in the history of broadway, George Gershwin and Vernon Duke. John talk about the upcoming performanceAmericans in Paris, Russians on Broadway,“ a program of songs and piano solos of two of America’s finest songwriters. Guests: Vocalist John Murelle and Pianist William Merrill
May 27: Books on Baseball
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Author Peter Abrahams talk about books on baseball and why baseball has such a great literary history. Even Virginia Woolf had a favorite baseball novel.
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May 28: Michael Cunningham and Adam Gopnik
A conversation between Michael Cunningham and Adam Gopnik. 20 Summers brought together Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and New Yorker Writer Adam Gopnik on stage for the first time as part of a series of events at the Hawthorne Barn in Provincetown. We sat in on their discussion that spanned the gamut from newsworthy to intimate, lofty to lowbrow, factual to imaginary- no topic was off limits
May 29: News Roundup
Area Journalists discuss the weeks top stories.