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If a Pilgrim were to attend a contemporary Thanksgiving celebration, he or she would probably be stunned by today’s traditional foods.

A Thanksgiving with Mo Rocca, Amy Sedaris, and Robert Krulwich. Host Dan Pashman of The Sporkful podcast and Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong presents "Thanksgiving is for Eaters."

A Thanksgiving week special.  Host and raconteur Paul Holdengraber gathers guests in a roundtable discussion about how and where they celebrate the holiday, what they cook, with whom they dine, how the literature they love captures the essence of food, family and other things for which they are grateful.

93-year-old Joann “Fifi” Burton of Falmouth enlisted as a Navy WAVE or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service during the second World War.  Mindy Todd talks with her about the experience of being among the first women enlisted in the armed services.

Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys

Nov 16, 2017

Elizabeth Richardson was a Red Cross volunteer who worked as a Clubmobile hostess during World War II. Handing out free doughnuts, coffee, cigarettes, and gum to American soldiers in England and France, she and her colleagues provided a touch of home—American girls with whom the boys could talk, flirt, dance, and perhaps find companionship.  Usually the job was not hazardous—except when V-1 and V-2 rockets rained down on London—but it required both physical endurance and the skills of a trained counselor.

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Donald Trump was elected on an "America First" platform, and a populist and nationalistic agenda. How has this played out on the international stage since he took office, and what are the implications for human rights protections both at home and abroad? On The Point, we talk with Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch about changes in U.S. policies and human rights protections in the first six months of the Trump Presidency.

 

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WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of the week's news.  Her guests: Sean Driscoll from the Cape Cod Times; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Andy Tomolonis from the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; Sarah Brown from the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; and George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your late summer garden, whether you grow vegetables or flowers.  WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts entomologist and garden expert Roberta Clark, and takes listener questions.

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You think you don't have any plans for July 4th? WRONG! SAD! Celebrate the holiday and pick up a few classified secrets by listening to the Capitol Steps as the popular satirical group pokes fun at today's news with this brand new, one-hour 4th of July romp. This special promises to be huge, fantastic, tremendous... at least according to leaks heard coming from White House!

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists.

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