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On The Point, we discuss this year's Martha's Vineyard International Festival with founder Richard Paradise.

The Massachusetts primaries are just a few days away, Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and there are a few contested races for voters to consider. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan for an overview. 

See a list of all candidates running in the Massachusetts primary at the Secretary of State's website.

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Summer's sweet corn evokes memories and simple deliciousness beyond the familiar grilled or boiled slathered with butter. There's old-fashioned kitchen wisdom in using up the silk and the cobs.

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It’s a muggy summer day at Pastor Matthew Boyle’s house in Harwich Port, and inside, the sound of Jamaican music sifts through the still air. Today is Jamaican independence day, and Boyle and volunteers are hosting a traditional Jamaican dinner for local J-1 students. 

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The unofficial end of summer is among us, but there's still lots to do locally. 

Books About Pirates

Aug 29, 2018

Pirates are the topic this month on The Point books show. Our guests Jill Erickson, reference librarian at the Falmouth Public Library, and Peter Abrahams, author,  join host Amy Vince in the WCAI studio to discuss the great variety of books about pirates. From Captain Kidd's lost treasure, to the modern day piracy of huge container ships, we dip into the dangerous and fascinating world of pirate stories.

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With summer winding down, and back to school time upon us, I thought we should check in on the kids of the bird world and see what they are facing this fall. With more than “pencils, books, and teacher’s dirty looks” to worry about, they may help put your kids’ or grandkids’ annual Labor Day malaise in perspective.

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Perhaps you've seen them on the side of the highway, their bike lights flashing as you pass them in the night, or maybe they've rung you up at the grocery store and you've noticed an accent. They’re students from abroad, and they’re called J-1’s, after the type of visa they hold.  It's a cultural exchange visa, but it allows them to work while they’re here for three to four months. Every year, Massachusetts brings in the highest number of these kinds of J-1 students in the United States, and the majority are on the Cape and Islands for the summer.

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What's the difference between a cat lover and a cat social worker? 

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  The US Coast Guard flight crews stationed on Cape Cod are at the ready 24 / 7 to respond to vessels in distress from New York City to the border of Canada. In this special re-broadcast, we talk with Coast Guard pilots, flight mechanics and rescue swimmers about their work, and tag along on a helicopter training flight to see them in action. We also hear the story of a woman who was rescued 300 miles offshore by a Coast Guard Helicopter crew in Hurricane Grace.

 

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