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On The Point, a debate between the candidates for State Representative for the First District, Barnstable County. Steve Leibowitz (Democrat) and Tim Whelan (Republican) sit down in the studio with our host Mindy Todd to discuss the key political issues for Cape Cod. 

Deer Season is Here

10 hours ago
Nelson Sigelman

In October, my life on Martha’s Vineyard undergoes a seasonal transition that reflects changed outdoor priorities. It is a natural shift brought on by shorter days and cooling waters. Fishing season gives way to deer hunting season.

Samantha Fields

If the world doesn’t make “rapid” and “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” a UN report warned this month, the effects of climate change will be dramatic and far-reaching – and not in some distant future, in the next 20 years. Even now, though, in most schools, climate change is still just starting to make its way into classrooms, and many teachers don’t have the training or the resources they need to teach it.

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Governor Charlie Baker formalized his commitment to bringing the offshore wind industry to New Bedford on Monday, after signing a lease with offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind. The lease would allow Vineyard Wind to use the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal for 18 months, from 2020 to 2021, for staging and construction of offshore wind turbines before they are shipped out to the wind farm site roughly 15 miles south of Martha's Vineyard.  

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Rural Americans now cite the opioid addiction epidemic on par with jobs and the economy as the most pressing problems facing their communities. That's according to an NPR poll released this past week. A new NOVA special brings viewers face to face with that reality. 

Threshold producer Nick Mott

The U.N.’s most recent special report on climate science was eye-opening for many. But for the four million or so people who live in the Arctic, the potentially catastrophic impacts of rapid global warming are a daily reality more than a shocking headline.

EPA

Much has been said about the lack of science advice reaching the Trump administration. There is still no director of the white house office of science and technology policy – the person who usually serves as the President’s top science advisor. The position of science and technology advisor to the secretary of state is vacant, and the EPA says it plans to eliminate the office of the science advisor to that agency’s administrator.

Photo by Mitch Borden.

Eric Kaiser started wood carving for a simple reason: he wanted a creative challenge. He  decided to focus on one subject only, over and over. Birds. This fascination gave Eric a career and a passion that has lasted him over thirty seven years.

Weekend Outlook: Stroll in a Number of Ways

Oct 19, 2018
George Scharr

Stroll for haunts or stroll for music, the choice is yours on the Cape this weekend. Here's your Weekend Outlook.   

S Junker

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Falmouth hopes to turn a profit out of one of its beleaguered wind turbines; Hyannis is looking at big changes in its retail landscape; and towns prepare for the opportunity, and administrative headache, that is early voting.

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