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 top local and regional news of the week, including: the state’s highest court is weighing the legality of license plate readers on the Cape bridges; Vineyard Wind gets pushback from the federal government and the Edgartown Conservation Commission; and some Provincetown art gallery owners are asking for tighter restrictions on who can sell art.

Cape fishermen are getting a summer gift: bonito are showing up 2-to-3 weeks ahead of their typical arrival.

C.L. Fornari

 

This is a perfect time of year for garden tours, and we’ve got some opportunities for you to check out.  Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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Nearly 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year, half of which is for items we use once, then toss, like straws, coffee cup lids, and plastic bags and bottles. Only a small percentage of the plastic produced is recycled or repurposed. What’s left is slowly degrading into smaller and smaller pieces that we’re finding in our soil, water and even the air. On The Point, we discuss ways to reduce our consumption of single use plastic in our homes and communities.  Steve Junker hosts.

 

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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: necropsies confirm a number of recent right whales deaths were caused by ship strikes; scientists are tracking a red tide that may be heading toward the Cape; and strikers at the Vineyard Transit Authority take to Five Corners.

Fishing for a Doormat

Jul 5, 2019

Fishermen have lots of peculiar nicknames for the fish they want to catch. If you hook a really big fluke – also known as summer flounder – you've caught a "doormat."

Cape Cod Times

 

After the fireworks celebrating the Fourth are over, there will still be plenty to do. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

S Junker

Striped bass get a lot of attention from Cape Cod fishermen, but there's another bass around that's great to catch and eat. We're talking about black sea bass—and if you ever saw them together, you'd never confuse the two.

Cape Cod Times

There's plenty of good eating to be had this weekend, plus, sculpture to admire. Here’s your Weekend Outlook.

Lisa McIntyre

 

Fathers Day comes Sunday, and a couple of big local festivals are happening. 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: a state study, 5 years in the making calls, for new Cape bridges and major changes to connecting roads; Dennis and Yarmouth search for a path forward after an updated regional school agreement fails; and a drug court opens in Falmouth.

Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times

 

Memorial Day marks an unofficial start to summer for many people – and it’s a time to honor those in military service.

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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 Mashpee Wampanoag get a victory as the US Congress passes a bill affirming the tribe’s sovereignty; a lawsuit between the towns of Yarmouth and Dennis goes to court; and shark souvenirs are hot items, but Cape retailers are trying not to cross the line of good taste.

Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times

 This weekend you can climb a lighthouse, or hang out with pirates. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

Gary Vacon

 

If you want to check out a new local theater show, you’ve got plenty of options. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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