Commentaries

Credit drawing by Jenny Junker

    

WCAI is committed to airing local voices and stories. In addition to our news stories and sonic vignettes that air throughout the day, and our weekly features, we occasionally broadcast  "slice of life" and "sense of place" essays from members of our community. 

 

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Commentary
4:54 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

The Story of the Rings

So many love stories to be told ~ Valentine's Day calls out for them all. Local physician Dr. Natalie Mariano shares part of hers.

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In This Place
12:32 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Just Dancing Birds

Credit Vern Laux

The end and the beginning of every year inspire us to make resolutions -  or -  at the very least, reflect on the way we move through the world.

Nancy Slonim Aronie teaches the Chilmark Writing Workshop and is the author of Writing from the Heart.

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In This Place
10:39 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Gratitude in the Air

Credit Sara Piazza

Is it better to give than to receive?  Commentator Nancy Slonim Aronie of Chilmark has found that it's often a tie. Nancy teaches the Chilmark Writing Workshop and is the author of Writing from the Heart.

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In This Place
12:01 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Celebrating Your Identity

Credit Olve Utne

It's Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and commentator Nancy Aronie of Martha's Vineyard celebrates her identity.  Nancy teaches the Chilmark Writing Workshop.   Thanks to Jimmy Parr on Martha's Vineyard for recording the essay.

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Commentary
1:01 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Welcoming Sights, Sounds and Aromas of the Season

Opening Party at The Patio
Credit Daniel McKeon in Provincetown

A warm breeze, a gathering of friends, and the clanging of pots and pans are welcoming signs of the season for commentator and writer Marcene Marcoux.

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Commentary
12:57 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

A Mother's Legacy

Credit Crops for a Cause

Sunday May 12 is Mother's Day, and writer Nancy Slonim Aronie has been mulling over the legacy that a mother might leave her children.  Nancy is the author of Writing from the Heart, and teaches the Chilmark Writing Workshop.

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Commentary
2:58 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Developing a New Habit

Credit Nancy Aronie

Usually we talk about people trying to break habits.  Commentator Nancy Slonim Aronie of Martha’s Vineyard is trying to develop one.  Nancy teaches the Chilmark Writing Workshop, and is the author of Writing from the Heart.

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Politics & Issues
12:43 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Guns, Mental Illness, and Addiction: Finding a Path Forward

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Tim Lineaweaver, a psychotherapist from Woods Hole, reflects on a painful personal history, and what it takes to confront and overcome violence. As a psychotherapist, Tim works with clients suffering from addictions and trauma. Note: the content of this essay is intense - addressing subjects of a sensitive nature. 

This essay was edited by Viki Merrick, and produced by Atlantic Public Media, our production partners here  in Woods Hole. 

 

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Commentary
10:40 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Lucy Vincent Beach: "The Goddess" Sculpted by Recent Storms

Lucy Vincent Beach on Martha's Vineyard
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Lucy Vincent Beach on Martha's Vineyard is renowned for its beauty. A series of winter storms reshaped the already shapely hideaway known as "the Goddess." Shelley Christiansen recently stepped out on the sand to survey the changes and appreciate the beauty that endures.   

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Commentary
9:01 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Love Affair with Letters Lasts a Lifetime

Credit Sara Piazza

Letters on paper possess a special power: by them we fall in love, by them we mark the passage of time. Now they are becoming increasingly rare. Nancy Slonim Aronie of Martha's Vineyard laments the loss of sending and receiving letters.

Audio posted above.

Nancy is the author of "Writing from the Heart" which will be released as an Ebook this May.  She teaches The Chilmark Writing Workshop.Her essay was edited by Viki Merrick, of Atlantic Public Media.

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