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This week on The Point
October 20: Ocean Mysteries on Living Lab
The Arctic Spring expedition sought to discover more about under-ice algal blooms with artists and scientists on board. Chelsea Clarke, Ben Harden and Bob Pickart join Heather to talk about the trials of Arctic research.
Then we hear about melting sea stars. Sea star wasting syndrome is killing the creatures in great numbers, but the cause of the syndrome remains unidentified.
October 21: Importance of Literature
UMass Dartmouth Professor Robert Waxler joins us to talk about his book The Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World, And how the digital revolution is changing our ability to self reflect, and why the reading of literature matters to us as individuals and to our society as a whole.
October 22:Political Debate
Barnstable County Commissioner candidates Mark Forest (Dem) and Leo Cakounes (Rep).
And later in the hour Barnstable County District Attorney Candidates Michael O’Keefe (Rep) and Richard Barry(Dem)
October 23:Political Debate
Candidates for the 5th Barnstable State Rep seat Randy Hunt (Rep) and Matthew Terry (Dem).
October 24: News Roundup
Area journalists discuss the top stories of the week.