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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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Parents launch competing petitions over Barnstable High School’s sidelined principal. Protestors target the proposed machine gun range for Joint Base Cape Cod. And the flu vaccine is demand – but you might not be able to find the high-dose version.

We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

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Parents and community members call for reinstating Barnstable High School’s principal. The proposed machine gun range at Joint Base Cape Cod gets a public hearing. And the Steamship Authority wants to raise ticket prices.    

We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

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How did we do? The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force has an assessment of the pandemic summer for businesses and tourism. Nantucket’s COVID spike continues. And a public hearing gets scheduled for the state’s first machine gun range, proposed to be right here on Cape Cod.

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Local schools are navigating the uncertain waters of starting up in a pandemic, including the region’s first reported student coronavirus case. The governor says bar service can return for some restaurants. And, is this last call for the 2020 census?

We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

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These days of blustery north winds are tough on Cape Cod anglers. But we've got tips for not letting the weather get you down, as you're thinking about those albies and stripers you know are out there.

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Nantucket moved into the state’s highest COVID-19 risk category, reporting 40 cases in ten days. An environmental lawsuit looks to stop all new septic installations in Barnstable and Mashpee. And will Falmouth abandon its iconic Surf Drive?

We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

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Fall means the fishing for snapper bluefish takes off. They're often easy to find around docks and harbors, they’re tasty, and they’re great fish for younger anglers to catch.

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Nantucket marked 14 new COVID cases in 2 days this week, more than it saw all together in the first few months of the pandemic. New details are coming out about a virus spike in Chatham. And Cape Cod Healthcare calls timeout on its planned $180 million expansion.

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A white marlin off Provincetown, a sailfish in the Cape Cod Canal. A red drum in Buzzards Bay, tarpon off Nantucket. If it seems like reports of exotic catches are on the rise, it may be because they are.

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Tuesday's primary saw big turnout—but a lot of voters didn't make it out to the polls. And, it's been described as one of the most important pieces of land in the Commonwealth. It's on Martha's Vineyard, and it will be preserved from development under a new deal.

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We're not talking about jogging. We're talking about some of the best fishing of the year.

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A machine gun range may be coming to Joint Base Cape Cod, requiring 170 acres of clear-cutting. A new coalition is pushing offshore wind development for New England. And the Ag Fair this year on Martha's Vineyard was virtual – but there were blue ribbon winners just the same.

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The albies are here. That's enough information, for a certain breed of angler, to get the blood hot.

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Barnstable High School retires its Red Raider mascot. New state travel restrictions mean longer lines at testing sites. And, in the midst of the pandemic, short-term rentals are booming —but some wonder if that’s a good thing.

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Terns, gulls, osprey... to find fish in the water, plenty of fishermen pay keen attention to the activity of birds in the air.

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Local officials are focusing a message on young adults, asking them to take the coronavirus seriously. 96-for-96: a sweeping round of testing on Cuttyhunk Island comes back all negative. And tempers are flaring about regulating short-term rentals. 

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King mackerel have been showing up in Cape Cod waters in numbers for the past four years, joining Spanish mackerel as a seasonal visitor that anglers target. Atlantic mackerel are a perennial local favorite of striped bass. And this year, reports of chub mackerel are coming from just a little south of us.

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A cluster of new coronavirus cases is linked to a house party in Chatham. Tiny Cuttyhunk Island sees its virus cases leap from zero to eight. And a flashback to when our hazards came from the sky: we mark the 1-year anniversary of the Cape tornadoes.

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It can be intimidating to walk into a tackle shop and see all the bait offerings. Eels, menhaden, squid, meal worms, night crawlers... Here's what you need to know to get out fishing around Cape Cod and the Islands.

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You can get out on the water fishing even without a traditional boat. Fishing from a kayak brings you closer to the action and offers lots of other upsides, too. 

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Should Martha’s Vineyard have an island-wide mask policy? Hate group stickers appear in Chatham. And the state lays out its plans for the new Cape bridges.

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Great whites get a lot of attention around Cape Cod. But local anglers know that a number of other sharks found in our waters may deliver a surprise at the end of a fishing line.

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The new Cape bridges are going to belong to the State of Massachusetts, once the federal government pays for them. Phase 3 of the pandemic reopening begins, which is good news for gyms and museums.  And toxic algae blooms are showing up in Cape ponds.

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Here comes one of the busiest weekends of the year, and officials are urging continued vigilance against the pandemic.  New-and-improved efforts to track sharks are coming – including maybe surveillance balloons. And a multi-faith group holds a somber rally in Hyannis.

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Pencil poppers, chuggers, torpedoes... topwater lures can bring some of the most exciting inshore fishing. There's no greater thrill than when a striper or bluefish smashes one of these on the surface.

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