Creative Life

Creative Life airs every second Friday at 8:35am and 5:30pm, and that following Sunday evening at 7.

Our series Creative Life offers an audio tour of arts, culture, and inspiration on the Cape and Islands. Our region is rich with creative diversity, and so are the stories we tell.

Creative Life is edited by Jay Allison.

For archives of the Local Food Report, including episodes dating from before November 2012, go to the Creative Life Archives

Creative Life is made possible by The Circle of Ten, ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.

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Creative Life
9:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Theater Program Helps Students Transcend Disabilities On and Off Stage

The students at Riverview School are in most ways no different to teenagers at any other New England boarding school. They play soccer and run cross country, cram for exams, waste time with friends. But they’re also coping with a range of disabilities. Vanessa Barchfield tells the story of how the school’s theater program is helping students transcend their disabilities on and off stage. 

For more information on the Riverview School http://riverviewschool.org/home

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Creative Life
7:35 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Dartmouth High School Theater Group Competes at Disney World

The cast of "Alice in Wonderland"
Brian Morris/WCAI

Last month, a group of students at Dartmouth High School competed in the National Performing Arts Festival at Disney World. During school vacation week, the students were hard at work in a classroom at the near-empty school, putting the final touches on the play they’d been rehearsing since last September.

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In This Place
8:45 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Deep Sound ~ Can you hear it?

  

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently home to a scientist who,  in 2009, tried to record something no human ear had ever heard.  Annie McEwen brings us the story as part of our Creative Life series. 

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In This Place
7:30 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Middle School Students Bring A Mural To Life

WCAI / Brian Morris

At Nauset Middle School in Orleans, a group of students are collaborating on a unique after-school project with one of their teachers. They’re painting a large mural along one wall of a long downstairs corridor, slowly transforming it into a work of art.

Artist and Assistant Teacher Greg Johnson mixes a can of light blue paint in a downstairs corridor at Nauset Middle School. He's helping two students prep a new area of the wall where sections of the mural are coming together.

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Creative Life
9:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Gender Gifted

Vernon Porter on the radio as Lady Di. October 2013.
Photo by Kathy Tu.

A local radio personality on WOMR continues to defy conventional gender boundaries. Kathy Tu brings the story of a man who isn't afraid to be herself. 

You can hear Lady Di Friday nights at 5pm on WOMR. 

This piece is edited by Jay Allison and comes from our production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.

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Creative Life
9:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Beetbox Revival

Polka Dan with the Beetbox Band

When you think about preserving traditional music  - several genres might come to mind: Bluegrass...Folk...maybe even Cajun or Celtic. But an unconventional band here on Cape Cod is trying to add one more style to that list.  Jennifer Jerrett went out to listen..and dance. For more info go to:  Polka Dan's Beet Box Band

 

The Creative Life series is funded by the Circle of Ten, edited by Jay Allison and produced by Atlantic Public Media.

 

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Creative Life
8:45 am
Fri January 3, 2014

A Rope Without Knots ~ Broadside Poems

Public Poetry ~
Credit Jenny Gustafsson

An unconventional poet - Elizabeth Bradfield of Truro - wants to see people interact more with poetry in their daily lives, and she has come up with a way to do that. Jenny Gustafsson tells the story. 

You can download poems here or post one of your own !

This piece comes from our production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Applications for Spring 2014 are now open. 

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Creative Life
10:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Not a Weapon: Making a Knife Equal in Beauty and Utility

Densmore

Sam  Densmore has learned how to make a lot of different things in his young life. He paints, he's made shoes, built bicycle frames - currently he's been working on something finely honed. Ethan Chiel went to visit Sam's studio in North Falmouth.  For more information you can go to Sam's website.

This piece comes from our production partners, Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.

 

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Creative Life
9:10 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Redesign of Island's only Skate Park sparks New Creative Visions

The only skate park on Martha's Vineyard is in need of a replacement
Derek Hawkins

  

The Martha's Vineyard Skatepark across the street from the regional high school in Oak Bluffs gave a big boost to the island's skaters when it opened a decade ago. But the wooden ramps have since worn out and the park needs an overhaul. Derek Hawkins brings us the story about a community of skaters and a creative design challenge.

This piece comes from our production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Applications for Spring 2014 are now open. 

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Creative Life
8:53 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Matt Heinlein Needs to Fix Things

Matt Heinlein in his garage turned workshop
Neena Pathak

Usually when we need something, we go out and buy it. Matt Heinlein is a little different. If Matt needs something, his first impulse is to make it, everything from computers to dune buggies. For WCAI’s Creative Life series, Neena Pathak went to Falmouth to find out more.

This piece comes from our production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.

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