WCAI Series Reporting

WCAI brings you original in-depth reporting on issues facing the Cape, Islands, and South Coast: Wind Turbines, Education, Water Quality, Alzheimer's, and more.

Stories on this page have been tagged as "Series Reporting."

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Many of our series have won awards. A full list is on our Awards page.

Doing More With Less

Feb 20, 2012

With the economy still in recovery, libraries find themselves doing more with less. Among the challenges they face: reduced budgets, and the technology-driven needs of a growing number of patrons.

In the basement of Sturgis Library in Barnstable, director Lucy Loomis moves some boxes around on the shelves lining a small, climate-controlled room that looks like a bank vault.

She finds what she wants and takes it to a nearby table where she removes a ship's passport from the early days' of American History. Sturgis Library dates back to the 1860s, and like most libraries, for most of its history it focussed on printed materials -- primary documents like the ones in this box, as well as books, magazines and newspapers.

Cape Change

Feb 7, 2012

The science is clear, climate change is already altering many defining features of the Cape and Islands. Our Cape Change series examines these effects, and what the natural world can teach us about the need to adapt to climate change. Heather Goldstone reports.

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WCAI's Best of 2011 Local Programming

Dec 25, 2011

On this page you'll find links to some of our favorite pieces we aired during 2011 - all produced at WCAI.

Our award-winning local programming is made possible by the generous support of contributing listeners. Thank you!

The Emergency Plan

Nov 23, 2011

Part 3 of 3 - Power Struggle: The Future of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — On a Saturday morning in October, volunteer John Lamb greeted cars at the Eddy Elementary School in Brewster. One of those cars held Al and Kathy Wyman, who came to get their potassium iodine.

Burning Out on Fuel Rods

Nov 22, 2011

Part 2 of 3 - Power Struggle: The Future of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

PLYMOUTH — Mary Lampert stepped down from the dais at Harvard Medical School and reacted to an audience member's assertion that within 5 years there would be a federal repository for spent nuclear fuel.
“Well, I now believe in Santa Claus because the whole thing is going to be resolved in 5 years,” she said. “And maybe the Easter bunny too.”

Relicensing Pilgrim Nuclear

Nov 21, 2011

Part 1 of 3 - Power Struggle: The Future of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant


PLYMOUTH — Scott Allen, 54, set down his drink at the Seaside Club in Plymouth and picked up a letter to the editor

Explore our five-part original reporting series examining Alzheimer's disease and the people who care for those with the disease. 

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An award-winning two-part report by WCAI's Senior Reporter, Sean Corcoran.

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Educating Everyone

Nov 7, 2009

The Struggles In Special Education on the Cape and Islands

Reporters: Sean Corcoran and Cathy Corman
Co-produced by Steve Young and Sean Corcoran
Executive producer and editor: Steve Young

Two Cape Cods

Oct 16, 2005