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Kathryn Eident

Morning Edition Host & Senior Producer of News

Kathryn Eident is an award-winning journalist and hosts WCAI's Morning Edition. She began producing stories for WCAI in 2008 as a Boston University graduate student reporting from the Statehouse. Since then, Kathryn’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Studio 360, Scientific American, and Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine.

She also worked in commercial radio, first as a reporter, then news director, at Cape Cod Broadcasting, four commercial radio stations in Hyannis. In between, Kathryn spent several years sailing as a deckhand and mess attendant on Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research ships, and has written for the Institution’s magazine, Oceanus.

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https://uwm.edu/field-station/deer-ticks-revisited/

Researchers at UMass Amherst are conducting a multi-year, multi-site study on tick biology and behavior. This year, Barnstable County joined  the study, providing samples from deer that hunters brought to check-in stations on the Upper and Outer Cape. 

It was the final week at the State House for some lawmakers, as those who chose not to run again, and those who lost their re-election bids, said goodbye to their colleagues on Beacon Hill. 

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talks with State House reporter Mike Deehan about some of the now-vacant committee seats, and they take a look at changes for the state's Congressional delegation.

Books of the West

Nov 28, 2018
Ansel Adams

It's our monthly BOOKS show on The Point, and the theme is the American West.  Kathryn Eident hosts.  She is joined by Jill Erickson of the Falmouth Public Library, and author Peter Abrahams.

UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology https://bit.ly/2S4xBIq

Researchers at UMass Dartmouth recently retrieved an underwater glider they deployed to capture data that would help scientists better understand hurricanes.

Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development

A Boston-based nonprofit is working with Sandwich officials to build a new 30-unit affordable housing development off Quaker Meeting House Road. 

The Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development doesn't just build houses, though; the group also installs a suite of services to help the people who will live in the units. 

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Gabrielle Geller, Senior Development Manager at the Women's Institute, to learn more about what her organization is planning.  

There's only a few weeks of the informal session left, which is not much time for outgoing lawmakers to check off their to-do lists.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident checks in with State House reporter Mike Deehan to find out more about that, and about Governor Charlie Baker's agenda now that he's been re-elected to his second term.

Many incumbents across the state, and here on the Cape and Islands, won Tuesday night's election, so the political landscape won't be all that different when lawmakers begin their formal session in the New Year. But, there were some upsets and some historic moments.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House Reporter Mike Deehan for a wrap up of state elections. 

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Advocates on both side of ballot Question 1 have pointed to California when making their cases for how voters should vote on November 6th. California was one of the first states to pass similar legislation, in 1999.

Debates continue as candidates in a variety of local, regional and national races make their pitches ahead of the November 6, 2018 election.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan about a debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Republican Challenger Geoff Diehl, and about a debate between incumbent Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin and his challenger, Republican Anthony Amore. 

Republican Governor Charlie Baker and his Democratic opponent, Jay Gonzalez, got a little tense with each other at their second debate Wednesday night at the WGBH-TV studios in Brighton.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter, Mike Deehan, about the highlights of the debate. 

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Cooler temperatures are not far away, but even when we need to add layers to protect ourselves from frigid winds, we should also be thinking about protecting ourselves from ticks.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident checked in with county entomologist Larry Dapsis about Lyme Disease rates in Massachusetts this year, and about a new species of tick he's keeping an eye on. 

National politics encroached a little more than usual on Massachusetts this week. Boston in particular, had a lot of high-profile visitors in town. WCAI’s Kathryn Eident talks with State House Reporter Mike Deehan about this, and the first debate in the state attorney general’s race, hosted at WGBH. If you missed that debate, check it out, here (scroll down). 

Housing Assistance Corporation

Two local nonprofits have teamed up to create a fund that will sponsor housing projects across the Cape.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Anne Van Vleck of the Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis to learn more about the "Housing Legacy Fund" and how people can participate in growing it.  

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Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean the threat of illness from mosquitoes and ticks is going away. In fact, mosquitoes are active until the first frost, which on the Cape, is likely still weeks away.

WCAI’s Kathryn Eident ventured out on a recent rainy day went out earlier this week to learn more about how the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project keeps tabs on mosquitoes. Project Staff Entomologist Gabrielle Salkosky explained how they trap mosquitoes as Technician Audrey Russano checked the traps at a site near the radio station in Woods Hole. 

Hayley Fager

A fatal shark attack in Wellfleet last weekend has left a lot of questions – about preparedness and response protocols –  and also about the sharks themselves and how to stay safe. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Living Lab Radio Heather Goldstone about shark behavior.

It was a big week in Massachusetts politics, with Tuesday's state primary filled with surprises, upsets, and a historic win. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan about some of the highlights. 

https://j1visa.state.gov/

Foreign students in the U.S. on a J-1 Visa often have to pay several thousand dollars just to get into the country and find a job.  And if they run into trouble when they're here, their only recourse is to turn to a sponsor, who often manages several hundred students at a time. 

WCAI’s Kathryn Eident talked with Sarah Tan to learn more about sponsors in the J-1 program, and about a non-profit that’s interested in changing the program’s designation so that it could be better regulated. 

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.

eforall.org

A new nonprofit on the Cape is focused on helping new small businesses launch and grow. It's called E-For-All, and it started in the Merrimack Valley as a way to encourage economic growth there. The Cape chapter is looking for entrepreneurs to pitch ideas in the program's own version of a shark tank, and to participate in an intensive mentoring program that launches in the fall.

The Point: Gardening

Aug 21, 2018
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August on Cape Cod usually means it's time to harvest tomatoes, but it can also mean blight and diseases that stress plants. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talks with horticulturalist and entomologist Roberta Clark about how gardens are faring across the region, and gets tips on how to get the most out of your vegetables, fruits, and flowers as fall draws near. 

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.

Livingroomconversations.org

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. 

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WCAI has partnered with the Cape Cod Times to bring you the series, "Are we ready? Examining hurricane preparedness on Cape Cod and the Islands."

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Cape Cod Times reporter Cindy McCormick about how the new Nantucket Hospital is being built with storms in mind. 

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WCAI has partnered with the Cape Cod Times to bring you the series, "Are we ready? Examining hurricane preparedness on Cape Cod and the Islands."

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WCAI has partnered with the Cape Cod Times to bring you the series, "Are we ready? Examining hurricane preparedness on Cape Cod and the Islands." WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with some of the Cape Cod Times reporters about what they learned in writing their stories for the series, including Doug Fraser, the Times' environmental reporter, who took a look at the dangers of storm surge in Buzzards Bay.

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