Steve Junker | WCAI

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 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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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: Local health officials continue to assure the public that risk from the novel coronavirus is low;  questions continue about the safety of radioactive waste the site of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station: and put the phone down if you’re driving! We’ve got a new state law in effect.

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Good news for music lovers – plenty of lively events are happening around 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: homeowners in Barnstable want more regulations on short-term rentals; Carlos Rafael's fishing fleet and permits will stay in New Bedford; latest estimates say the new Woods Hole terminal project will cost the Steamship Authority almost $93 million; and Massachusetts gets a chance to try early voting for a presidential primary, for the first time ever.

In January the mercury reached 74 degrees in Boston, and here on the Cape and Islands we've had multiple days with temperatures in the 50's. While we can't point to warm winter days as evidence of climate change, we can look at trends and patterns to put what we're experiencing into context. Joining us to discuss weather, climate change, and the complexity of climate modeling and forecasting are David Coe, Ph.D. student at UMass Lowell Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, and Tyler Harrington, Masters student at UMass Lowell Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. Steve Junker hosts.

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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 Mashpee Wampanoag tribe heads to court to defend its sovereignty; a big expansion by Cape Cod Health in Hyannis is put on hold; and Oak Bluffs’s Fire Chief resigns.

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We continue our conversations with candidates for the Plymouth Barnstable State Senate Race. Today we talk with Democratic candidate John Mahoney.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: Provincetown gets fired up over the Cape’s first recreational marijuana shop; local schools are changing student travel plans as a precaution against the Coronavirus; and a former Cape League coach is remembered for his passion.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: Mashpee Commons is set to take the next step toward a major expansion; the Steamship Authority has a rough week, including a major crash of its reservations website; and National Grid gets its way with a new power installation on Nantucket.

Ben Bonouvrier

You can get out of the house this weekend to enjoy music, flowers, history, and more. 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: local businesses scramble to adapt as bans come for Styrofoam cups and containers and plastic utensils; $15M affordable housing complex is coming to Yarmouth; the vacation that was a job suspension for OB Fire Chief John Rose; and a large coyote makes an appearance on Martha's Vineyard.

Bob Sanker

There's plenty to do this long holiday weekend, including events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Here's your Weekend Outlook.

Reporter's Notebook

Jan 13, 2020

For our Reporter’s Notebook, WCAI reporters Sarah Mizes-Tan and Eve Zukoff join host Steve Junker to talk about covering the region and some of their most recent stories: from the rise in English Language Learners to the Cape’s readiness for Electric Vehicles, and more. 

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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 FBI is scrutinizing the Oak Bluffs Fire Department; Barnstable County says the state needs to take over paying into pensions for the Sheriff’s office; and Acushnet residents complain about a smell that's traced to its source: shellfish waste. 

R. W. Commerford and Sons of Goshen CT

Looking at activities this coming weekend, there’s art, music, and even… a camel. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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Tornadoes touch down on Cape Cod; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shuts down its reactor for good; we can’t stop talking about sharks; and offshore wind is about to transform our region’s energy supply… or maybe not.

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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 Cape's first adult-use marijuana shop is set to open in Provincetown in January; the family behind the Hy-Line ferries is headed to court in a battle over ownership; the state proposes new limits on PFAs; and coyote-hunting contests will be banned in Massachusetts.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: town administrators are scratching their heads over revenues from the new short-term rental taxes; vape shops reopen – but without the flavored vapes; the Mashpee Rotary may be getting a makeover; and young deer are found on Martha's Vineyard with mysterious paralysis.

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Holiday music is in the air, with plenty of opportunities to catch live performances.  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 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?

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