The Point Archives | 2006

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June 8: Mayflower
Nathaniel Philbrick discusses his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Comunity, and War .
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June 26: Summer Reading
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Library and Melanie Lauwers, Book Editor at the Cape Cod Times. booklist

Democratic Candidates for Governor

August 14: Chris Gabrieli
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August 15: Deval Patrick
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August 17: Tom Reilly
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August 16: HIV/AIDS
Patrick Smith of the Aids Support Group of Cape Cod, Jay Critchley, Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla Organizer and Fred Thornbrough who is HIV positive discuss HIV/ AIDS on the Cape and Islands.
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August 21: Dennis Lehane
Author Dennis Lahane talks about his new book Coronado
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Democratic Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

August 22: Deb Goldberg
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August 23: Andrea Silbert
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August 24: Tim Murray
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August 28: Cape Cod Stranding Network
Only 65 miles long, Cape Cod's mass stranding statistics are comparable to locations in both Australia and New Zealand. Katie Touhey, CCSN Executive Director and Senior Scientist talks about the increasing numbers of strandings.
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August 29: Cycling
We sit down with two Falmouth residents, ultra cyclist and state record holder Eric Jenson, and Dr. Ed Gross, one of the founders of the Mass Bicycle Coalition, to talk about their cycling adventures and whether Cape Cod has the opportunity to become a cycling destination.
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August 30: Author Nicole Galland
Martha's Vineyard Author Nicole Galland talks about her book "Revenge of the Rose"
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August 31: Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod
Ruth Provost, the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod talks about the challenges and opportunities that face the youth of Cape Cod.
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September 1: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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September 4: Pure Sea Glass
Sea glass collector and Author RIchard Lamotte talks about his book "Pure Sea Glass" which include glass history, tips on increasing your collection and how to determine the rarity of your find.
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September 5: Special One Hour Debate from 9 to 10am
Andrew Buckley, Don Howell, and Aaron Malloy debate the issues in their contest for the Republican nomination for State Representative for the 4th Barnstable District.
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September 6: Special One Hour Debate from 9 to 10am
Ron Bergstrom, Ray Gottwald and Sarah Peake debate the issues in their contest for the Democratic nomination for State Representative for the 4th Barnstable District
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September 7: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us up to date on the latest bird news
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September 8: News Round-Up
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September 11: The Sonic Memorial Project
We hear excerpts from NPR's Lost and Found Sound Sonic Memorial Project which is a collection of radio stories and audio artifacts commemorating the life and history of the World Trade Center and its neighborhood.

September 12: Special One Hour Debate from 9 to 10am
Ric Barros and Doug Bennett debate the issues in their contest for the Republican nomination for State Senate representing the Cape and Islands
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September 13: Gardening
Horticulturist Roberta Clark takes listeners garden questions and talks about fall plantings
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September 14: Viewpoint
Listeners questions, comments and suggestions on the programming of these radio stations with Broadcast Director Steve Young.
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September 15: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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September 18: Immigration Reform
Matthew Lee, Immigration Attorney and former Assistant District Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service talks about the pros and cons of pending federal legislation on immigration reform.
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September 19: The Future of the Commercial Fishing Industry
Deb Shrader, Executive Director of Shore Support, Co-founder of the Fishermens Emergency Relief Fund and wife of Scallop Captain Ronnie Shrader and Laura Orleans, Working Waterfront Festival Director talk about this years festival and the impact of changing regulations.
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September 20: Primary Election Results
Cynthia Stead Republican Cape & Islands State Committee Woman and Len Stewart former Democratic State Committee Member discuss the primary and upcoming general election
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September 21: Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate
Daniel Shapiro, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project talks about his book Beyond Reason.
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September 22: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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September 25: Ward Just
Author Ward Just talks about his new book "Forgetfulness". Ward Just began his career as a war corresondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post and has since written fourteen novels, including the National Book Award finalist "Echo House" and "An Unfinished Season" winner of the Chicao Tribune's Heartland Award.
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September 26: Special One Hour Debate from 9 to 10am
Candidates for the Cape & Islands State Senate seat incumbent Robert O'Leary (D) and Ricardo Barros (R) debate the issues
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September 27: Raising your grandchildren
Statistics show 1 in 12 children are being raised by a grandparent. Michael Abruzzese, Ph.d discusses the challanges and rewards for grandparents raising their grandchildren.
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Here's a link to AARP information on raising grandchildren.

September 28: Domestic Violence
The Cape and Islands have the highest per-capita rate of domestic violence in Massachusetts. Lysetta Hurge-Putnam, Executive Director of Independence House talks about the issue and efforts to provide help to victims
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September 29: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

October 2: Computers & Technology
Peter Karlson, founder of NeuEon Technology discusses the latest technology news
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October 3: Special One Hour Debate from 9 to 10am
Candidates for 1st Barnstable State Representive Incumbent Cleon Turner (D) and Richard Neitz (R) debate the issues
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October 4: Grace Ross
Green-Rainbow Candidate for Governor Grace Ross
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October 5: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux answers listeners birding questions and talks about the latest bird news
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October 6: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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October 9: Elizabeth Kolbert
Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her book "Field Notes From a Catastophe" which grew out of her three-part series on climate change for the New Yorker. She travelled from Alaska to Greenland, and visited top scientists, to get to the heart of the debate over global warming.

October 10: Special One Hour Debate from 9 - 10am
Candidates for 2nd Barnstable State Representive Incumbent Demetrius Atsalis (D) and Will Crocker (R) debate the issues
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October 11: Bioneers by the Bay
We discuss the annual Bioneers Conference which features a network of innovators who are working with nature to heal nature
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October 12: Special One Hour Debate from 9 - 10am
Candidates for Barnstable County Commissioner Incumbent (R) William Doherty and Thomas Bernardo (D) debate the issues
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October 13: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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October 16: Buddha or Bust
On assignment for National Geographic Journalist Perry Garfinkel circumnavigated the globe to discover the heart of Buddhism and the reasons for its growing popularity. He talks about his new book "Buddha or Bust"
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October 17 : Special One Hour Debate from 9 - 10am
Candidates for Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket District Incumbent Eric Turkington (D) and Jim Powell (R) debate the issues
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October 18: Christy Mihos
Independent candidates for Governor
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October 19: Special One Hour Debate from 9 - 10am
Candidates for 4th Barnstable District State Representative Aaron Maloy (R) and Sarah Peake (D) debate the issues
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October 20 : News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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October 20 : News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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October 23: Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina
Arthur Adelberg, Senior Counsel to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for the special investigation of Hurricane Katrina talks about lessons learned, emergency preparedness and similarities between Cape Cod and New Orleans

October 24: Communicating Science to the public
Anthony Socci, Ph.D., American Meteorological Society Senior Science and Communication Fellow discusses the lines of communication between the science community and the mass media
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October 25: Special One Hour Program from 9-10am
The Essential Journalist Daniel Schorr


October 26: Special One Hour Debate from 9-10am
Candidates for 2nd Plymouth District State Representative Susan Williams Gifford (R) and Margaret Ishihara (D) debate the issues
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October 27 : News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

October 30: Aging
The Power in Aging Collaborative is cross-continuum group that focuses on Cape Cod's growing aging population. Karen Davis, Geriatric Education Coordinator and Elyse DeGroot, Director of Barnstable Senior Services will discuss demographic trends, the aging process, care strategies and other quality of life issues
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October 31: Special One Hour Program from 9-10am
Candidates for U.S. Congress 10th District

9-9:30 Independent Candidate Peter White
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9:30-10 Republican Candidate Jeff Beatty
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November 1: Candidates for U.S. Congress 10th District
Democrat William Delahunt
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November 2: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news
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November 3: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

November 6: Viewpoint
Listeners comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young
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November 7: Computers & Technology
Peter Karlson, founder of NeuEon Technology discusses the latest technology news and previews Business Connect an upcoming business development conference
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November 8: Special one hour election wrap up 9-10am
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November 9: Cooking the Catch Dave Masch talks about his new cookbook Cooking the Catch
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November 10: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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2006 Elections
Interviews with candidates for governor and lieutenant governor and debates.

November 13: The End of the Line
Charles Clover talks about his book The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat
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November 14: Representative Jeffrey Perry (R)
Representative Perry talks about the loss of Republican seats in the House and Senate as well as the corner office and the challanges that lie ahead for the GOP.
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November 15: Hospice and Palliative Care
Dr. Suzana Makowski, Board Certified Palliative Care Specialist and Melissa Weidman Communications Manager at Hospice & Palliative Care Of Cape Cod discuss the new certification of Palliative Care Specialist and what that means to pain managment care.
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November 16: Smoking and depression and quitting
On this 30th Anniversary of the Great American Smokeout Michael Abruzzese, Ph.D and Adam Liss, Tobacco Treatment Specialist discuss quiting and links between smoking and depression
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November 17: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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November 20: Alzheimer's Disease Research
New research on insulin in the brain and the possible links between diabetes and Alzheimers Disease. Dr. Suzanne de la Monte, Neuropathologist at Rhode Island Hospital and Professor of Pathology at Brown Medical School, Maggie Davis, Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator and Mary Lyn Barber, Program Director at Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands
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November 21: Kitty Dukakis
Kitty Dukakis talks about her book Shock: The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy
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November 22: Learning Disabilities and Social Success
Author Richard Lavoie talks about his book It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend
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November 23: Mayflower
Nathaniel Philbrick discusses his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Comunity, and War
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November 24: Sippewissett
Tim Traver talks about his book Sippewissett: Or, Life on a Salt Marsh
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November 28: Fisheries Managment
John Pappalardo, Chair of the New England Fishery Management Council and Policy Analyst for the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association
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November 29: Holiday depression
Michael Abruzzese Ph. d. talks about holiday depression and why this time of year is less than cheery for some.
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November 30: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird sightings and the upcoming Christmas bird counts
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December 1: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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December 4: Viewpoint
Listeners comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young
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December 5: Delish
Philip Craig and Shirley Prada Craig talk about their cookbook Delish: The J.W. Jackson Recipes. Philip Craig is the creator of J.W. Jackson and the Martha's Vineyard Mystery series.
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December 6: Patrick/Murray Transition Team
We discuss the role of the Transistion Team and the fifteen Transition Committee issues working groups that will help shape the new administrations policy agenda. John Bullard, Transition Committee and Andrea Silbert, Co-Chair of the Economic Development Transition Committee Working Group
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December 7: Cooking the Catch
Dave Masch talks about his new cookbook Cooking the Catch
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December 8: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

December 12: This I Believe
Jay Allison talks about the book and NPR series that features the personal philosophies of Americans from all walks of life.
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December 13: Holiday gadgets
Peter Karlson, founder of NeuEon Technology talks about the all holiday gadgets and the latest computer and technology news
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December 14: Fourth Uncle in the Mountain
Author Marjorie Pivar discusses the book she wrote with Quang Van Nguyen. Set during the French and American wars in South Vietnam, Fourth Uncle in the Mountain is the true story of an orphan, Quang Van Nguyen, adopted by a sixty-four- year-old monk who carries great responsibility for his people as a barefoot doctor and spiritual leader.
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December 15: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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