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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the top local news stories of the week with area journalists. Joining Sean this week are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Ryan Bray of the Falmouth Enterprise; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Buttonwood Park Zoo

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion with journalists about the top local news stories of the week. Joining him this week are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Andy Tomolonis of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Caitlyn Russell of The Register (Dennis-Yarmouth); Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the top local news stories of the week. Joining him are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Jim DeArruda at the New Bedford Standard-Times; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Caitlin Russell of The Register (Dennis-Yarmouth); and Barry Stringfellow with the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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The Gay Head Lighthouse is an icon, both on Martha's Vineyard, and for the generations of seafarers who have referred to the light for safe passage in and out of Vineyard Sound. Due to coastal erosion the Light is now precipitously close to the edge of the Gay Head Cliffs and efforts are underway to raise money to move the light away from the brink.

The Capitol Steps

Jan 2, 2015

Help say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and our annual year-end review. It's all in our hour-long radio special of "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all-new awards, such as:

  • "Is that guy jumping the White House fence, or is he just really into Michelle's 'Get Moving' campaign?"
  • "You say ISIS, I say ISIL. Let's call the whole thing off."
  • And of course, "I scream, you scream, we all scream EBOLA!"

    

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Sean Corcoran, WCAI's news director, hosts a roundup of local and regional news stories. Joining Sean this week is Anne Brennan, digital editor at The Cape Cod Times and Cape Cod Online; Tim Wood, editor of The Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling, assistant editor of The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Geoff Spillane, a reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of the top stories of the week in the Cape, Islands and Coast region.

Democratic Candidates for the 1st Barnstable District State Representative seat discuss the issues, live on The Point with Mindy Todd. The candidates are Ian Ryan, Alexander Morash, and Elisa Zawadzkas.

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Should adults be embarrassed to read books written for young adults, or is a good read a good read no matter what audience it was intended for?  Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times weigh in on the debate, and bring along their favorite young adult books. With Mindy Todd on The Point.

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 Without a cure or a preventative, in the next 15 years Alzheimer’s is expected to exceed heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death, and could bankrupt Medicare.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran discusses the region's top news stories of the week with print and digital media journalists. Joining Sean this week are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Geoff Spillane of the Mashpee Enterprise; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Siegelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran discusses the region's top news stories of the week with local newspaper reporters and editors. Joining Sean in our Woods Hole studio is Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times. On the phone is Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Sally Rose of the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Geoff Spillane of the Mashpee Enterprise.

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Have playgrounds have become so regulated that they lack excitement and adventure for children? Parent's worries  about  safety, and the proliferation of litigation has changed today's play experience for kids in the USA. Mindy Todd discusses the importance of risk in children’s play, and new alternatives to conventional playgrounds that are stimulating, exciting and safe.

How Jesus Became God

May 6, 2014

In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things.

Looking Back on a Busy Week of News

May 2, 2014
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Local news editors join WCAI's Sean Corcoran to discuss some of the region's top stories of the week. Among the stories they'll be talking about -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission comes to town to discuss a spate of unexcited shutdowns at Pilgrim, a challenge to the Cape Wind project encounters a skeptical judge, and the tourist train is ready to roll again.

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February 9th marks the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the Fab Four on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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Wheat has long been a part of the western diet because it is nutritious and has many uses. Yet a growing number of people are being diagnosed with celiac disease, an inability to process gluten - the protein found in wheat. Many others have found that eating gluten-free has improved their health.

Mindy Todd talks about celiac disease and gluten intolerance: why we’re seeing an increase in diagnosis, the difference between them, and how health care professionals are treating and researching the disease.

Nancy Walsh

How are the birds in our region coping with the cold weather this time of year? Well, they're fluffing up their amazing insulating feathers and eating a lot. Ornithologist Vernon Laux answers questions and gives us the latest bird news, including sightings of Snowy Owls on the Cape and Islands.

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The ocean is a crowded place and getting busier by the day -- often with organisms and humans in competition for resources and space. But a new film "Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea" shows how a collaborative approach to managing the oceans could result in both a healthier marine ecosystem and stable economies.

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On the Point, Mindy Todd speaks with Rebecca Eaton, the Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of Masterpiece and author of Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind The Scenes At Masterpiece Theatre And Mystery! On PBSShe takes us behind the scenes of Season 4 of the internationally-popular television program, Downton Abbey.

The holidays are here, and our experts have selected books on everything from food to crafts to coping with family stress. Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library, and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times, talk about Holiday Books with Mindy Todd on The Point.

Wellfleet OysterFest

In this week's News Roundup: proposed changes to state law would soften the blow of rises in flood insurance rates; Chatham Police consider Tasers; and changes are coming to the Wellfleet OysterFest. 

Host Sean Corcoran speaks with columnist Sean Gonsalves of the Cape Cod Times, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, and Nelson Siegelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Jenny Junker

The local food movement on the Cape and Islands has expanded to include raising animals for consumption. For our regions small farmers this raises the question, how do you slaughter the animals humanely and without having to drive hundreds of miles? Ali Berlow, founder of the Island Grown Initiative  joins us to talk about the way Martha’s Vineyard has addressed this issue.

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The Friday News Roundup: Some hospital patients in Hyannis are possibly exposed to a deadly brain disease; a debit card scam hits bank customers on Martha's Vineyard; and a tiny fish hatchery in Chatham reports its best year ever.  Sean Corcoran hosts the news roundup, talking about these and other top news stories of the week.

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On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with the authors of three new picture histories.  Their images capture often forgotten bygone times and bring to life the people, places and events that define a community. 

Guests include Joseph Thomas, Jay Avila and Alfred Saulniers, authors of A Picture History of New Bedford.

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