Steve Junker

Managing Editor of News

Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings, and produces The Fishing News and Weekend Outlook.

A writer, a fisherman, an occasional boat builder, a recovering musician, a longtime chicken rancher, a beekeeper... Steve keeps busy in Woods Hole, where he lives with his wife and two children.

 

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: the Coast Guard releases hundreds of pages about the Steamship Authority ferry crash in 2017; a stalemate at the statehouse puts local funding in jeopardy; and a study finds contaminated air around New Bedford harbor.

Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times

If you’re up for a holiday stroll, 'tis the season, and there are plenty to choose from. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

Steve Heaslip / Cape Cod Times

 

Many Holiday displays are springing to life across the Cape and Islands.  Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: Dennis runs afoul of the ACLU over random searches of coolers for alcohol; Cape towns facing subpoenas over marijuana agreements will avoid testifying before a grand jury; and offshore wind companies get pushback on a proposed uniform turbine layout.

Mashpee Historical Commission

Harvest festivals were common events in Native American and European cultures well before the 1600’s. Why did the harvest festival of 1621 become “The First” Thanksgiving, what was the true relationship between Wampanoags and Europeans at that time, and why have so many facts been omitted from history books?

Paul Drake

Eastham celebrates the turnip, and holiday activities start lighting up. Here’s your Weekend Outlook.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: the upcoming 2020 Census could have big implications for the Cape region; the Coast Guardsman found guilty in a 2015 shooting rampage in Bourne is seeking to have his conviction overturned; the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) hold an election that could be a referendum on a planned gaming hall; and the season’s first cold-stunned sea turtles have begun washing ashore.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: a number of Cape Cod towns get subpoenaed over agreements with marijuana businesses; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station gets permission to shrink its emergency zone; and youth climate activists gather for a summit in Harwich.

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: candidates emerge for the state senate seat soon to be vacated by Vinny deMacedo; a new offshore wind company may be setting up shop south of Martha’s Vineyard; and Dennis and Yarmouth settle their school differences in simultaneous town meetings.

Emily Meads

Costume parties and plenty of music feature in weekend activities.  Here’s your Weekend Outlook.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: an off-Cape developer is behind an effort to weaken the Cape Cod Commission; health authorities warn that the threat from EEE-infected mosquitoes isn’t over yet; and Cape residents reflect on the sudden loss of Jim Crocker of Osterville.

Eve Zuckoff

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a storm knocks out power to parts of the Cape and Islands, causing schools to close; the long-awaited shark safety study underwhelms many people with its conclusions; State Senator Vinny deMacedo announces his mid-term retirement; and a defaced Israeli flag draws widespread condemnation. 

Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times

 

Oysters, pirates, and jazz music are all part of events happening around the region. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

Falmouth Community Center

Updated October 13, 6:30pm

Falmouth police continue to investigate an anti-Semitic incident at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation. 

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Barnstable has a plan for sewering, to happen over 30 years with a price tag of one billion dollars; Cape schools are feeling optimistic about an increase in state aid; and remembering the man known as the architect of Cape Cod Healthcare.

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