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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.

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.

ESO, M. Montargès et al. via NASA

On the return of our Looking Skyward feature, WCAI's John Basile talks with Regina Jorgenson, Director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the brightness of Venus in the sky, the change that is apparently happening to Betelgeuse, and a new space probe that is expected to give us a new look at the sun.

 

John Basile / WCAI radio

On a sunny autumn day, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Superintendent Robert Sanborn took a small group of visitors on a tour of the new Cape Tech in Harwich.