Elspeth Hay

Ever wanted to plant an herb garden, but don't know where to start? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Peter Fossel of Swan River Farm in Dennisport about planning an herb garden.


WCAI is proud to bring you this coverage from Provincetown of the latest Hawthorne Barn 20 Summers event: WOLF IN THE BARN: Naomi Wolf in Conversation with Megan Marshall. Iconic feminist and activist Naomi Wolf is interviewed by Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Megan Marshall.

Books on Whales

May 25, 2016

Our book experts sit down in The Point studio to discuss Books on Whales. Guests on the program are:  Jill Erickson, reference librarian at Falmouth Public Library; and Dennis Minsky, field biologist, naturalist, and marine educator aboard the Dolphin Whale Watch Fleet. Mindy Todd hosts.

Photo courtesy of Cindy Way

A Virginia-based couple hopes to leave from Chatham this week in the latest attempt to row across the Atlantic. James Caple, 47, and his girlfriend, Cindy Way, 42, want to become the first American couple to accomplish this feat. They plan to land in Dingle, Ireland in August. Kathryn Eident talked with them about the adventure ahead.





Andy Sewell / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

In birding terms, May is fleeting beauty. May quickly ages into June, and the bejeweled migrant warblers that adorned our trees for a few weeks move on to more northerly forests to breed.


 New regulations for professionals in the finance industry have been called “revolutionary” by some. Pam Krueger, host of PBS’s Money Track, explains what the new rules mean for consumers and professionals, and how to vet a financial planner. She also talks about personal finance questions; exactly what works and what doesn’t when it comes to investing.

J. Junker

A wrap up of our Public Radio exchange experiment with WCAI’s Steve Junker and Marfa Public Radio’s Travis Bubenick, who talk over the experience with the station managers Mindy Todd and Tom Michael

Robert Finch

The fox is back, and this time she has four kits with her. It was the last week of April when we began hearing those weird, high, harsh shrieks at night – fox alarm, or fox mating calls, I was told.

Amy Bower (foreground) leads a group of students from Perkins School for the Blind.
Photo by Tom Kleindinst / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

As a college student, Amy Bower dreamed of becoming an oceanographer, combining her love of physics and the natural world. A devastating diagnosis almost derailed her.

Amy Bower was an undergraduate, studying physics at Tufts University, when she noticed that her vision was getting blurry. Later, as a graduate student at University of Rhode Island, she got the official diagnosis: she was going blind. Macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa would gradually take away her sight.

Poetry Sunday: Alan Feldman

May 22, 2016
Bill Zavatsky

Alan Feldman reads his poem, "Pathetic, Those Chickadees."