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The Weekly Bird Report with Mark Faherty can be heard every Wednesday on WCAI, the local NPR station for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the South Coast. Mark has been the Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary since August 2007 and has led birding trips for Mass Audubon since 2002. He is past president of the Cape Cod Bird Club and current member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee.
 
WCAI's award-winning public affairs program. Every Monday The Point features Living Lab with Heather Goldstone, examining the stories behind science headlines. Tuesday through Thursday, Mindy Todd hosts a lively and informative discussion on critical issues for Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Coast. Every Friday is the News Roundup, as WCAI Senior Reporter Sean Corcoran speaks with news editors and reporters from around the region.
 
A nature writer living in Wellfleet, Robert Finch has written about Cape Cod for more than forty years. He is the author of nine books of essays. A Cape Cod Notebook airs weekly on WCAI, the NPR station for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the South Coast. In both 2006 and 2013, the series won the New England Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Radio Writing.
 
The Forgetting is a podcast that talks about and demystifies Alzheimer's disease. The twice-monthly show is co-hosted by two well-respected Alzheimer’s experts: David Shenk author of, “The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic;” and Greg O’Brien, author of, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.” O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009, at age 59. The podcast highlights the friendship Shenk and O’Brien share, while also documenting O’Brien’s experien ...
 
Creative Life offers an audio tour of arts, culture, and inspiration on Cape Cod, the Islands, and the South Coast. Our region is rich with creative diversity, and so are the stories we tell. Creative Life airs every second Monday on WCAI, the local NPR station for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the South Coast.. Creative Life is edited by Jay Allison.
 
Bird news airs on Wednesdays at 8:35am, Thursday at 12:35pm and Fridays at 4:30pm.E. Vernon Laux is an author and ornithologist who's been birding the Cape and Islands for nearly 40 years. He's the resident naturalist and land manager for the Linda Loring Foundation on Nantucket.
 
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Local schools are navigating the uncertain waters of starting up in a pandemic, including the region’s first reported student coronavirus case. The governor says bar service can return for some restaurants. And, is this last call for the 2020 census? We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks …
 
As part of our ongoing conversation about racial injustice and white privilege, we discuss the importance of recruiting and retaining teachers of color. In Massachusetts forty percent of students identify as people of color; this is true of only eight percent of teaching staff. On The Point, Host Kathryn Eident talks with our guests about the growi…
 
Nantucket moved into the state’s highest COVID-19 risk category, reporting 40 cases in ten days. An environmental lawsuit looks to stop all new septic installations in Barnstable and Mashpee. And will Falmouth abandon its iconic Surf Drive? We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some …
 
In September our partner for The Point Book Club is the Chilmark Library , and we discuss the novel Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit , the author and you! From the bestselling author of The Wives of Los Alamos comes the riveting story of a stranger's arrival in the fledgling colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts where a crime shakes the divided community to i…
 
Over the years I have attempted to answer that question again and again: Why do we need nature in an essential but non-utilitarian way – the way we need music or art or literature – or love? Today I’d like to give you just two of the answers I’ve come up with – knowing that, like all such answers, they are inadequate. One reason I believe we fundam…
 
The Forgetting podcast: Season 2, Episode 2 Greg and David welcome their special guest, Lisa Genova, the author of “Still Alice” and a Harvard-trained neuroscientist. Greg talks about welcoming a new grandchild to the family and how that has touched his life. Lisa tells a funny but revealing story about how she once met Greg for coffee and Greg arr…
 
It’s early September which means it’s time for the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival , now in its 15 th year. The Festival runs Sept. 8 th -13 th . Richard Paradise, festival founder and executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society joins us to discuss what’s on tap for this year’s festival and options for viewing film…
 
Tourism is so entwined with the present day identity of the Cape and Islands that we may not have stopped to wonder, when did we evolve from a fishing and whaling economy to a tourist economy? What prompted the start of tourism and how has it changed over the last century? On The Point, w e talk with Tom Dresser about his latest book The Rise of To…
 
For the birder set, late summer on the Cape and Islands is synonymous with an assortment of sought-after shorebirds and seabirds. This week was case-in-point, with the rarity parade including a continuing American Avocet at Seagull Beach in Yarmouth, a hyper-rare Common Ringed Plover in Truro, a Franklin’s Gull in Sandwich, and snazziest of all, a …
 
Teddy Roosevelt announced “leave it as it is” while viewing the Grand Canyon for the first time. To reconnect with the American wilderness and with the president who pushed to protected it, nature writer David Gessner embarks on a road trip across the country. On The Point, we talk with him about these iconic places and the start of America’s envir…
 
Over the past week, a sudden influx of dizzying numbers of birds along with some big, colorful butterflies greatly enhanced the ambience of my neighborhood. The ebb and flow of bird activity at the scale of a yard or street is often puzzling, as mixed flocks come and go, leaving no clues when they suddenly disappear for a day or even weeks.…
 
We share this planet with multiple uncounted millions of species. If we consider just those visible, there are still millions; and even if we limit our focus to just those with backbones—fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians—we will have to deal with many thousands, and new species are still being discovered in the frontiers of the rain fo…
 
A celebrity has returned to Wellfleet for their annual summer retreat. Tired after the long flight east, this luminary is relaxing on Lieutenant Island while dining on locally caught crabmeat. I am of course talking about a bird, and it’s Ahanu the Whimbrel. Ok, “celebrity” may be a strong word. But as the only satellite tagged Cape Cod Whimbrel to…
 
A couple of weeks ago, my phone buzzed with a message from Amanda. She’d sent a link to a boat for sale out in Polpis. She’s always sending me interesting items--a house on a Cliff, new to the market, a steal at 22 million dollars. The latest infection numbers from the hospital. Or a photograph of some corner of the island I’d never really consider…
 
The Forgetting podcast: Season 2, Episode 1 Greg and David are back with season 2 of their conversations around Alzheimer’s disease. In this episode, Greg talks about how he often wants to be alone – more so than ever before. David asks Greg his thoughts on Joe Biden and accusations that Biden is battling dementia. And, a bare-chested Greg hits the…
 
Tropical Storm Isaias passed last Tuesday, delivering us a glancing blow on its way through western Massachusetts and New York. We saw big gusts, spotty outages, and not nearly enough rain. But for the astute and ambitious birder, the storm brought gifts as well, gifts hoovered up from Caribbean waters and deposited far from home - Sooty Terns made…
 
August is flying by and so are many avian species. Recent stormy weather brought some unusual birds to the Cape and islands. Mark Faherty, wildlife biologist at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, joins host Mindy Todd to update us on the latest bird news, along with listeners from throughout our region calling in or emailing questions and stories ab…
 
In this time of tourists, the whale watch business is in full swing. Or at least half-swing - boat capacity is reduced and masks are required, but people are flocking to the boats, nonetheless. And with good reason – the Cape offers some of the world’s best whale watching, with our close proximity to the perennial whale feeding grounds of Stellwage…
 
The other day Kathy and I drove over to Ryder Beach Road and parked at the old railroad bed, planning to walk along it and up onto the hill that overlooks Bound Brook Marsh. Suddenly, our dog Sam went crazy in the back seat, yelling and barking, scratching at the windows. Kathy pointed and shouted, “Look – a fox!” And there it was, walking out of C…
 
It’s nearly August, and shorebird migration is well underway. Small, delicate looking creatures that spent the month of June dodging Arctic foxes and Snowy Owls are now winging their way Cape-wards. Some may stay just a week or two before continuing on to the southern reaches of the hemisphere, perhaps as much as 10,000 miles from their breeding gr…
 
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