Poetry Sunday: Mardelle Shepley

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Mardelle Shepley reads her poem, "Beach Dog Heaven."

Hayley Fager



Swimmers at outer Cape beaches are on edge after multiple shark sightings and a shark attack earlier this week. WCAI Reporter Hayley Fager went to Wellfleet to learn how people are staying safe.



It’s a beautiful day at the beach, but officials at the National Seashore are telling people to swim with caution. Chief Ranger Leslie Reynolds’ educates people on shark safety.




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The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel expressed deep skepticism regarding Entergy's decision to sell the Pilgrim powerplant in Plymouth on Wednesday night. Entergy is looking to sell the plant to a joint company after it officially closes in June 2019. Entergy claims the two companies, Holtech International and SNC Lavalin, have more experience with nuclear decommissioning. Holtech and SNC Lavalin have proposed to decommission the plant in much less time - eight years versus Entergy's up to 60 years, and for much less money than Entergy had estimated. 


On The Point, we talk about WCAI's collaboration with the Groundtruth Project, which is a non-partisan non-profit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists.  Founder and executive director of the Groundtruth Project Charles Sennott joins us along with our two Groundtruth fellows, Samantha Fields and Pien Huang, and WCAI news director Steve Junker. Mindy Todd hosts.  

The Massachusetts primary is September 4, 2018, the day after Labor Day. A number of contested races are on the ballot. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan for an overview.


It's no secret that affordable housing is tough to come by on the Cape and Islands. Two local nonprofits, the Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis, and the Community Development Partnership in Eastham, have come together to offer a set of classes aimed at helping town officials, volunteer board members, and residents better understand the affordable housing landscape. 

Elspeth Hay

You've probably heard of chervil, lemon basil, and lemon verbena. But have you ever cooked with them? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with several local growers about these unusual summer herbs—what the plants are like, and what to do with them in the kitchen. 

photo by Dan Tritle

Depression.  The cause is believed to be a combination of  genetic, environmental, and psychological factors.  Who's at risk?  We discuss the topic, as well as treatments such as TMS, transcranial magnetic stimulation, a non-invasive procedure which uses magnetic fields to stimulate the brain.

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There’s lots to talk about in the world of astronomy: Andromeda Galaxy is currently visible, but you need a dark sky to see it. There’s a rogue free-range planet with a magnetic force and a strong aurora that’s being detected by scientists, and experts are saying that there’s no life in the Omega Centauri. 

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Experience music, culture and dance this weekend across the Cape and on the Vineyard. 


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