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Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development

A Boston-based nonprofit is working with Sandwich officials to build a new 30-unit affordable housing development off Quaker Meeting House Road. 

The Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development doesn't just build houses, though; the group also installs a suite of services to help the people who will live in the units. 

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Gabrielle Geller, Senior Development Manager at the Women's Institute, to learn more about what her organization is planning.  

There's only a few weeks of the informal session left, which is not much time for outgoing lawmakers to check off their to-do lists.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident checks in with State House reporter Mike Deehan to find out more about that, and about Governor Charlie Baker's agenda now that he's been re-elected to his second term.

Many incumbents across the state, and here on the Cape and Islands, won Tuesday night's election, so the political landscape won't be all that different when lawmakers begin their formal session in the New Year. But, there were some upsets and some historic moments.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House Reporter Mike Deehan for a wrap up of state elections. 

Debates continue as candidates in a variety of local, regional and national races make their pitches ahead of the November 6, 2018 election.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan about a debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Republican Challenger Geoff Diehl, and about a debate between incumbent Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin and his challenger, Republican Anthony Amore. 

Republican Governor Charlie Baker and his Democratic opponent, Jay Gonzalez, got a little tense with each other at their second debate Wednesday night at the WGBH-TV studios in Brighton.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter, Mike Deehan, about the highlights of the debate. 

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Cooler temperatures are not far away, but even when we need to add layers to protect ourselves from frigid winds, we should also be thinking about protecting ourselves from ticks.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident checked in with county entomologist Larry Dapsis about Lyme Disease rates in Massachusetts this year, and about a new species of tick he's keeping an eye on. 

National politics encroached a little more than usual on Massachusetts this week. Boston in particular, had a lot of high-profile visitors in town. WCAI’s Kathryn Eident talks with State House Reporter Mike Deehan about this, and the first debate in the state attorney general’s race, hosted at WGBH. If you missed that debate, check it out, here (scroll down). 

Housing Assistance Corporation

Two local nonprofits have teamed up to create a fund that will sponsor housing projects across the Cape.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Anne Van Vleck of the Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis to learn more about the "Housing Legacy Fund" and how people can participate in growing it.  

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Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean the threat of illness from mosquitoes and ticks is going away. In fact, mosquitoes are active until the first frost, which on the Cape, is likely still weeks away.

WCAI’s Kathryn Eident ventured out on a recent rainy day went out earlier this week to learn more about how the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project keeps tabs on mosquitoes. Project Staff Entomologist Gabrielle Salkosky explained how they trap mosquitoes as Technician Audrey Russano checked the traps at a site near the radio station in Woods Hole. 

Hayley Fager

A fatal shark attack in Wellfleet last weekend has left a lot of questions – about preparedness and response protocols –  and also about the sharks themselves and how to stay safe. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Living Lab Radio Heather Goldstone about shark behavior.

This Week on Beacon Hill

Sep 13, 2018

Campaign ads are now appearing in more frequency on TV and races are heating up, with just under two months until the mid-term elections. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan about a possible indpendent candidate for govenor and the Senate race for the Cape and Islands district seat.

 

zerosuicideinstitute.org

September 10-16, 2018 is National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States. 

WCAI Morning Edition Producer Hayley Fager spoke with Heidi Nelson, Chief Executive Officer at Duffy Health Center, about a program on the Cape that uses data systems to prevent suicide

It was a big week in Massachusetts politics, with Tuesday's state primary filled with surprises, upsets, and a historic win. WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with State House reporter Mike Deehan about some of the highlights. 

https://j1visa.state.gov/

Foreign students in the U.S. on a J-1 Visa often have to pay several thousand dollars just to get into the country and find a job.  And if they run into trouble when they're here, their only recourse is to turn to a sponsor, who often manages several hundred students at a time. 

WCAI’s Kathryn Eident talked with Sarah Tan to learn more about sponsors in the J-1 program, and about a non-profit that’s interested in changing the program’s designation so that it could be better regulated. 

Eliza McClennan, pleasantbay.org

Pleasant Bay is one of the largest estuaries on Cape Cod, and it stretches across 4 towns: Orleans, Chatham, Harwich and Brewster. These towns just received a  state permit for clean-up efforts in the bay. It's one of the first permits to be issued for a watershed, not just a town or towns.

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