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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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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.

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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: 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.

Dan Tritle

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a new study finds nearly half of private wells sampled on the Cape test positive for PFAS contamination; the State’s Supreme Judical Court comes to Barnstable; and Edgartown and Vineyard Wind settle an undersea cable dispute.

Steve Heaslip / Cape Cod Times

As we launch into October, we’ve got plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the season. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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It's the last Fishing News of 2019 (sigh). We look back at some of the highlights of the season past (great fishing for albies and Spanish mackerel), and lowlights (striped bass do seem to be, as scientists tell us, not as abundant). And we look forward to some great autumn fishing (the Fall Run, tautog, trout in freshwater). 

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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: a statewide ban on vaping products hits local vape users and retailers, as health officials applaud; the latest MCAS scores show Cape students keeping pace with state averages; and a new funding formula is proposed for public schools.

Sarah Dennehey

As we turn the corner into fall, there are a number of festivals happening this weekend. 

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This time of year is a great moment for snapper blues, and we’re having a good season for them. Snapper blues are just young bluefish, and they are feisty. They're also delicious to eat.

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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: students across the Cape region join in a nationwide call for Climate Action; more Cape towns are restricting vape sales; and a member of the Oak Bluffs fire department is killed in Fall River.

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New regulations are being proposed for the striped bass fishery. For fishermen— and for the fish—they’re a big deal.

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September brings a special excitement to local anglers. As warm inshore waters start to cool, bigger striped bass show up. And they're hungry, looking to feed before they migrate south.

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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: the state’s attorney general continues to push back against the new owner of the Pilgrim nuclear plant; subpoenas are issued to the Mashpee Wampanoag’s treasure and former treasurer; 2 people are injured by an electrical issue on Provincetown’s pier.

Cape Cod Times

 

There are a number of “fun” fundraising events happening this weekend. 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: the non-profit Cape Cod Child Development is closing - a surprise announcement that’s left parents and employees asking a lot of questions; Tisbury School scrambles after chipping lead paint shuts down the 1929 building; and officials urge vigilance in the wake of the triple-E death of a Fairhaven woman.

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Bonito, albies, Spanish mackeral, king mackeral... late August has brought an abundance of fast-swimming fish to our local waters.  Many fisherman say it's the best season for funny fish they've seen. 

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Musical acts highlight our local entertainment options. Here’s your Weekend Outlook.

Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times

 

There's plenty of fun to choose from this weekend. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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