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Jen Brown

April is National Poetry Month. On The Point, we welcome three poet guests, including Justen Ahren, Martha's Vineyard Poet Laureate.

Ahren has a new collection of poems called A Machine for Remembering, and a new album. He talks about inspirations for the album: a piano that briefly was stored at his house, and migrants whom he assisted that are living in a Greek refugee camp. 

Lorna Knowles Blake reads her poem, "Seasonal Aubade."

Alecia Orsini

  Gov. Charlie Baker is ordering all nonessential businesses to close tomorrow at noon until April 7th, but there is no shelter-in-place order for private citizens.

Coronavirus Resources

Mar 19, 2020

Here you’ll find a list of coronavirus resources for residents of The Cape, South Coast, and Islands. 

Jennette Barnes

Continuing coverage of coronavirus impact on Cape Cod.

Here you'll find our latest updates.

WCAI Pub Nights Postponed

Mar 13, 2020

Thank you for your interest in WCAI's Trivia Pub Nights. Because of the current uncertainties related to the coronavirus, we are going to postpone our events in the interests of the health and well-being of everyone in our community. 

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to resuming the WCAI Trivia Pub Night series in the future.

Poetry Sunday: Leslie Paolucci

Mar 8, 2020

Leslie Paolucci reads her poem, "Tarpaulin Cove."

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On The Point, a conversation with democrat Becky Coletta, candidate for the Plymouth Barnstable State Senate Seat. Mindy Todd and Steve Junker host this interview, which is part of our series of candidate interviews. 

Poetry Sunday: Al Starkey

Feb 16, 2020

Al Starkey reads his poem, "When the Bow Breaks."

Sarah Mizes-Tan / WCAI

Cape Cod's population is aging, at the same time the region has fewer and fewer working professionals to take care of the elderly. That shortage has been a factor in a number of nursing homes closing on the Cape and South Coast earlier this year. The backbone of nursing home staffing is certified nursing assistants, or CNAs.

We decided to cover this story in two parts.

In our first story, which aired October 1, 2019, we look at a creative approach by a company called Cape Cod Nursing Home. It offers a free in-house nursing assistant training program with a job afterward. 

Following the Path of Cape Cod's Recycling

Disruptions to international recycling markets have been widely reported, leading many to wonder how well our local recycling is working. 

Our series examines the four major household recycling streams – cans, glass, paper, and plastic – to discover how much of what we toss into the big blue bin is really being recycled, and at what cost.  

The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s is WCAI’s podcast entirely focused on Alzheimer’s disease. The twice-monthly podcast is co-hosted by two well-respected Alzheimer’s experts, David Shenk and Greg O’Brien.

O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009, at age 59. The podcast highlights the friendship of Shenk and O’Brien, while documenting O’Brien’s experience as the disease symptoms become more pronounced.

COURTESY OF DIANE MARTIN

The first report of a tornado touching down on Cape Cod came shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 23, 2019  – a natural disaster striking with no warning at the height of the summer tourist season.

By 1pm our reporter was on the scene in Yarmouth, where the tornado had torn off a portion of a hotel roof.  

Tisbury School third-graders on Martha's Vineyard wrote Valentines as a library assignment, and we were fortunate to be able to record them. Some of the students also sent us their graphics. See them below. 

L Lerner

As part of WCAI's election coverage, The Point will interview candidates for the Plymouth & Barnstable District state Senate seat vacated by Viriato “Vinny” deMacedo.

 

The following candidates will be in the studio with Mindy Todd during The Point's 3rd segment which starts at 9:38am. The replay will be at 7:38pm on the same day.  

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