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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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Alecia Orsini

That was the quietest Memorial Day Weekend in memory. So, is it a preview of our pandemic summer to come? Meanwhile, an aggressive coyote is shot at the National Seashore. And baseball may return to Cape Cod this summer after all – but it’s likely not how you think.

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You don’t have to tell fishermen to social distance – most of the time they’re already angling that way.

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Local businesses react as Governor Baker announces Phase 1 of his plan to reopen the state’s economy. And voters head to the polls, wearing face masks and carrying their own pens, to elect a new state senator.

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

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What’s the pandemic going to mean for heading to the beach this summer? That’s a big question for towns across the region. Meanwhile, small businesses seeking to reopen are counting the obstacles. And Martha's Vineyard has a plan to dramatically expand coronavirus testing.

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

Alecia Orsini

Cape Cod Healthcare announced Thursday that it's furloughing about 600 workers. Meanwhile, a new task force is looking at how to safely re-open the Cape and Islands for the summer. And restaurants in Provincetown, doing takeout business, are trying to get a handle on how this is all supposed to work.

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker discusses local news with some of the region’s leading journalists.

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To require masks or not—that is the question for towns and transportation providers across the region (Provincetown says, ‘Yes!’); Martha’s Vineyard isn’t sure what it wants to tell seasonal residents; and an upside to all this? How about a comeback for drive-in theaters.

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker discusses local news with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Alecia Orsini

Governor Baker makes it official: schools will not reopen before summer; some area nursing homes are seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases; and Earth Day celebrates quietly its 50th Anniversary.  

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker discusses local news with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Liz Lerner

A new online map shows coronavirus cases across the Cape by zip code; Governor Baker visits the field hospital at Joint Base Cape Cod; and the news that the Oak Bluffs ferry pier needs repairs sparks fresh anger at Steamship Authority management.  

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker discusses local news with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Alecia Orsini

A coronavirus field hospital is coming to Joint Base Cape Cod, and additional care centers are opening in former nursing homes in Falmouth, Brewster and New Bedford. Meanwhile, local school districts have started up required remote learning for students, and coronavirus cases slow on the islands.

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker rounds up the local response to the coronavirus with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Alecia Orsini

As case numbers continue to rise, local hospitals cope with a shortage of protective gear. Governor Baker orders nonessential bricks-and-mortar businesses to close and extends the school shutdown until May. The Islands attempt a contruction ban, but it's no so easy. And local volunteers take up the call to sew protective masks.

Jennifer Junker

The first confirmed coronavirus cases have appeared across the region, in Barnstable, Plymouth, and Bristol Counties. One week into statewide closures, shutdowns, and quarantine, there are still unanswered questions about testing and about supporting people now out of work.

Lish Roth

Lish Roth teaches grades 6 and 7 at the Barnstable Intermediate School. She began running a fever on Saturday. At least one staff member in the Barnstable Public Schools has tested positive for covid-19. That person was at the Barnstable Community Innovation School, but Roth says students at her school have siblings at the Innovation School, and she works with at least 2 teachers who move between the schools.

Dan Tritle

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: Cape hospitals and nursing homes restrict visitors as a precaution against the new coronavirus, even as questions arise about testing locally and in the state; we round up preparations and cancellations around the region; and the Cape Cod Commission gives a favorable report on the plan to restore the Herring River.

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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 field has been narrowed for the special election for the Plymouth-Barnstable State Senate seat; and local officials are making preparations in the event that COVID-19 makes an appearance in the region.

Steve Heaslip / Cape Cod Times

With St Patrick’s Day coming up, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend.  Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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