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John Basile

Host of All Things Considered, Reporter

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.

He joined WCAI in 2019 after a long run as Managing Editor of The Register newspaper and other publications on Cape Cod.

A music lover, the author of a history of jazz on Cape Cod and a devotee of the history of baseball and popular culture, he often ponders the wonders of the vinyl LP and lives in West Yarmouth with his wife Kathryn.

Hubble and NASA

CAI's John Basile talks with Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the mysterious signals coming from a nearby star. But, don't start writing those pen-pal letters to E.T. just yet.

CAI's John Basile talks with singer, and South Coast native, Marcelle Gauvin about jazz and the impact of the pandemic on performing artists.

NASA/ Bill Ingalls

The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is a rare occurrence and has been the source of story and myth.

Centertonix

Centertonix, based at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, has released some new songs just in time for the holidays, and the group plans an online performance Wednesday, December 16th at 7 p.m. 

Here's the info on how to join.

JAXA

The Japanese space agency has returned samples of the asteroid Ryugu to Earth. Dr. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket discusses this and China's mission to the moon with CAI's John Basile.  

NASA TV

NASA's SpaceX Crew 1 has reached the International Space Station. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory talks with CAI's John Basile about the mission and how to see the ISS from earth.

Tim Sweeney.us

Sittin' In is an occasional series of interviews with musicians based on the Cape, the Coast and the Islands produced by CAI's John Basile. 

In this installment, Tim Sweeney talks about a summer without live performances and what he's planning for the future.

(Edited by Steve Junker)

NASA

Two new studies suggest there could be much more water than previously thought, including ice stored in permanently shadowed "cold traps" at lunar polar regions.

"We announced that, for the first time, we've confirmed H2O in sunlit areas of the moon. This indicates that water might be distributed across the lunar surface," NASA tweeted Oct. 26 from its moon-related account.

Illustration: ©Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

In this edition of Looking Skyward, CAI's John Basile talks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. 

NASA

  NASA scientists recently announced the first success in a lunar laser ranging experiment they’d been working on for over a decade.  And , the recently launched Mars Perseverance rover – which is scheduled to touch down on the surface of Mars next February – carries with it a special retroreflector. 

 

PLANET-C Project Team/JAXA

In this ediition of Looking Skyward, CAI's John Basile talks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the possibity that some form of life exists in the atmosphere of t

he planet Venus.

NASA/JPL-Caltech

In this edition of Looking Skyward, CAI's John Basile talks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the so-called Election Day Asteroid and other near earth asteroids. You can hear Looking Skyward every other Thursday on CAI.

RAY DRUEKE

In this edition of our Sittin' In series, WCAI's John Basile talks with one of Cape Cod's busiest musicians, Bruce Abbott.

Bob King

In this edition of Looking Skyward, WCAI's John Basile talks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about a newly visible comet and what to look for in the summer sky.

Caltech/R.Hurt/IPAC

In this edition of Looking Skyward, Dr. Regina Jorgenson discusses the detection of light emitted by the collision of two black holes. 

ICRAR and CSIRO/Alex Cherney

In this edition of Looking Skyward Dr. Regina Jorgenson discusses the discovery of missing matter and a rare sighting in the sky. (Note, the incident referred to took place early on the morning of Friday, June 19, 2020.)

NASA

In this edition of Looking Skyward, WCAI's John Basile talks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson, the director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket.

Courtesy of Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney has spent the coronavirus lockdown reinterpreting classic Beatles songs on his "Beatles in My Jammies" series on You Tube and on his Facebook page. 

SpaceX

On this edition of Looking Skyward Dr. Regina Jorgenson discusses the next mission by U.S. astronauts to the international space station, and some books about astronomy that will enlighten and entertain.

NASA

In this edition of Looking Skyward, we discuss the discovery of some newly found minor planets and the possible disappearance of an exoplanet that may not have been a planet at all.

Hubble IMBH

Looking Skyward with WCAI's John Basile and Dr. Regina Jorgenson airs every other Thursday on WCAI.

NASA

On this edition of Looking Skyward, John Basile talks with Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about NASA's role in COVID-19 researach and a comet that may be visible to the naked eye this spring.

Internaional Gemini Observatory

In this edition of Looking Skyward, WCAI's John Basile talks with Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the latest news in astronomy. This time it's the Earth's temporary mini moon; a phenomenon called Iron Rain, and the link between slime mold and the cosmic web.

Bart Weisman

Bart Weisman is a jazz drummer, teacher and concert organizer who's very active on the Cape Cod music scene. His career has taken him from Washington, D.C. to the Air Force band to the Cape, where he performs in a variety of musical settings, teaches at the Cape Conservatory and the Sturgis Charter Public School, and organizes the annual Provincetown Jazz Festival.

NASA

On this edition of Looking Skyward, WCAI's John Basile talks to Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the remarkable life of Katherine Johnson, what NASA'a Mars lander is telling us.....and the early view of a far-distant object in space.

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