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Poetry Sunday: Jon Hare

Jul 5, 2020

Jon Hare reads his haiku sequence. 

Poetry Sunday: Genevieve Abbot

Jun 28, 2020

Genevieve Abbot reads her poem, "Early Garden."

 

Poetry Sunday: Lucy Young

Jun 7, 2020

Lucy Young reads her poem, "It's Summer."

Valentino Funghi

This Memorial Day we're sharing a poem written by WWII Veteran and Barnstable resident Bob Silverberg. Here is his poem, "Okinawa."

Matthew Sheehan reads his unnamed poem. 

Across New England, tensions already existed between year-round residents and "part-timers."

Now, as coronavirus pushes more people from crowded cities to rural second homes, it's raised the question: "Whose town is this anyway?"

Poetry Sunday: Ted Box

May 10, 2020

Ted Box reads his unnamed poem.

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. 

Jeanna Shepard

Over the past few weeks we reached out across our region to people from all walks of life. We asked them to share their thoughts as they navigate through the pandemic.

Here is one of the essays featured on our Reflections on a Pandemic episode of The Point.

Bob Pliskin

Over the past few weeks we reached out across our region to people from all walks of life. We asked them to share their thoughts as they navigate through the pandemic.

Here is one of the essays featured on our Voices of the Pandemic episode of The Point.

 

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Reflections on a Pandemic: Lauren Wolk

Apr 27, 2020
Robert Nash

Over the past few weeks we reached out across our region to people from all walks of life. We asked them to share their thoughts as they navigate through the pandemic.

Here is one of the essays featured on our Voices of the Pandemic episode of The Point.

 

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The Importance of Being Counted

Reflections on a Pandemic: Mary Acunzo

Apr 27, 2020

Over the past few weeks we reached out across our region to people from all walks of life. We asked them to share their thoughts as they navigate through the pandemic.

 

Here is one of the essays featured on our Reflections on a Pandemic episode of The Point.

 

 

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“The Storm” 

 

The storm arrived with plenty of warning. 

Alecia Orsini

Many businesses are finding ways to adapt to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. In Provincetown, owners of “The Canteen” Rob Anderson and Loic Rossignon have converted the restaurant space to serve take out but also act as a grocery store on Commercial street.

Rob takes WCAI on a tour of the restaurant to show how they have converted their space.

The Point's New Book Club

Apr 13, 2020

Join our new book club on The Point! The idea is we all read the same book and come together on the radio to discuss it as you would in any other book club. 

Mark your calendar for 9am July 1st—that’s our next on air book club on the Point with Mindy Todd. Our book selection is Lady into Fox by David Garnett. This short work of fiction was originally published in 1922 and tells the tale of a young woman who inexplicably turns into a fox. The book won both the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tate Black Prize for Fiction. 

Poetry Sunday: Justen Ahren

Apr 12, 2020

Justen Ahren reads his poem, "Quarantine."

The Forgetting, A Special Edition: Dementia In The Age of Coronavirus

Recorded March 27, 2020

The world is getting a sense of the isolation, frustration and fear that Alzheimer patients and the people who care for them live with every day. David and Greg discuss how everyone’s lives have changed during this pandemic in this Special Edition of The Forgetting. Their hope is that people can develop a better understanding and empathy for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia from this shared experience.

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."

votebeckycoletta

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. 

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