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December 31: listenThomas Laird
Author and Journalist Thomas Laird talks about his book The story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama. Over the course of three years Laird spent more than sixty hours with the Dalai Lama in candid interviews discussing the Dalai Lama's lifelong study of Buddhism and his beliefs on history, science and reincarnation.

December 28: Special Edition from 9 to 10am
News Roundup Year in Review

Various news editors discuss the top stories of 2007

December 27: listenClimate Change
Daniel Nepstad, Ph. D. Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center just returned from the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bali. He discusses the conference and the World Wide Fund for Nature report he authored that was released at the conference.

December 26: listenCape Lyceum
Tom Gotsill, Executive Director of The New Enlightenment Institute talks about Cape Lyceum a new lecture series dedicated to the preservation and advancement of civil democracy

December 25: listen The First Christmas
Jesus Scholar Marcus Borg discusses his latest book The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus's Birth which he co-wrote with John Dominic Crossan

December 24: listen Christmas Traditions
Amy Whorf McGuiggan talks about her book Christmas in New England: A Treasury of Traditions, from the Yule Log And the Christmas Tree to Flying Santa And the Enchanted Village

December 21: listenNews Roundup

December 20: listenRichard Heinberg
Richard Heinberg talks about his book Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century Of Declines.

December 19: Election Special from 9-10am
Your Billion Dollar President

December 18: listenCoastal Studies
Richard Delaney, Executive Director of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies talks about the Centers mission and plans for the future

December 17: listenCape Demographics
Demographer Peter Francese discusses Cape Cod demographics and the challenges and opportunities he sees.

December 14: listen News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

December 13: listen Iron Fertilization
Dr. Ken O. Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Senior Scientist discusses fertilizing the ocean with iron in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases in the air.

December 12:listen Computer & Technology News
Peter Karlson, President and Founder of NeuEon and President of the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Technology Council brings us up to date on the latest computer and technology news.

December 11: listenHealthcare for the Homeless
Claire Goyer, Executive Director of the Duffy Health Center and Tom Naples, Homeless Outreach Worker discuss the health needs of our homeless population and those at risk of homelessness.

December 10: listenYear end tax tips
Dennis Cambal, Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant with RBC Dain Rauscher talks about year end tax tips and pensions

December 7: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

December 6: listenBird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us the latest bird news including information on the Christmas Bird Counts.

December 5: listenHomeowners Insurance
John Golembeski, President of the Massachusetts FAIR Plan, Senator Robert O'Leary and Stephen D'Amato, Executive Director of the Center for Insurance Research discuss the final report presented to the legislature by the Special Commission on Homeowners Insurance.

December 4: listen Zizini Arts Center
Allan Shaidi, Founder and President of the Zizini Arts Center and Nancy Burke, Co-Founder of the Zizini Arts Center talk about their mission to provide a market for African Artists providing them with a sustainable income

December 3: listen Farms
Dedee Shattuck talks about her book Farmers: Portraits in a Changing Landscape. The book profiles twenty-six Darmouth Farmers.

November 30: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week

November 29: listen Ask the Manager
Listener comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young

November 28: listenTed Courtemanche
Ted Courtemanche talks about his book The Philosophy of Rich: A True Story About Brothers and Resurrection

November 27: listenHoliday Depression
Michael Abruzzese, Ph.d discusses holiday depression

November 26: listenHoliday Book Picks
Jill Erickson, Falmouth Public Library Reference Librarian, and Melanie Lauwers, Cape Cod Times Books Editor offer their suggestions for the readers on your holiday gift list.

November 23: listenSunita Williams
A rebroadcast of Astronaut Sunni Williams visit to a local school where she talks about her six months at the International Space Station

November 22: listenDon DeMarco
Don DeMarco talks about his book Nantucket Taste Memories: The DeMarco Restaurant Cookbook

November 21: listenDale Ludwig
Dale Ludwig talks about his book Useppa: A Passage in Time which looks at the history of Useppa Island in Southwest Florida.

November 20: listen Arts Mentoring
Mary Helen Rossi and William Rossi talk about Educational Mentoring through the Arts & Humanities

November 19: Foster Care
Kevin Terrill, DSS Family Resource Supervisor and Marjorie Vespa, Foster Parent and Recruitment Ambassador talk about foster care on the Cape and Islands.

November 16: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week

November 15: Pasty Whelan
We sit down with Irish singer and musician Patsy Whelan.

November 14: Robert Finch
Nature writer Robert Finch talks about his book The Primal Place

November 13: Rare Books
Renee Roberts, Ph.D., IOBA of Rose's Books and Clock & Rose Press and Lucy Loomis, Sturgis Library Director discuss rare books including Scapegoats of the Empire, the original Breaker Morant story first published in 1907, and The Timber Merchants Guide originally published in 1823

November 12: Loretta Swit
Actress and Artist Loretta Swit is a passionate advocate for animals and animal rights donating much of her time and artwork to animal causes. She also talks about her days on the set of the TV series Mash where she portrayed Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan

November 9: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week

November 8: Ned Handy
Ned Handy talks about his book The Flame Keepers: The True Story of an American Soldier's Survival Inside Stalag 17. The book is currently being read by adults in Sandwich and was required summer reading for Sandwich High School Students. Teachers in all subjects wove the book into their lesson plans for the first few weeks of school,and Handy was able to see samples of the results when he visited the school in September.

November 7: listen Thirty Dirty Sailors
A new children's book Thirty Dirty Sailors: And the Little Girl Who Went a-Whaling is based on the true story of Laura Jernegan. Storyteller Dillon Bustin, Dana Costanza Street, Assistant Curator at the Martha's Vineyard Museum and Historical Society and Nancy Cole, Education Projects Manager at the Martha's Vineyard Museum and Historical Society talk about the new book and how this true story will be used to inspire children to learn more about the maritime history of the region.

November 6: Health Insurance
Eric Dahlberg from the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority discusses efforts to get all Massachusetts residents health insurance.

November 5: listen Ocean Research
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Biologist Timothy Shank discusses his research that takes him two miles below the surface of the sea. WHOI Engineer Andy Bowen talks about the submersibles that enable scientists to do their research and the development of the new hybrid remotely operated vehicle that WHOI plans to take to the deepest reaches of our oceans in 2008.

November 2: listenNews Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week

November 1: listenBird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news.

October 31: listenAstronaut Sunita Williams
Astronaut Suni Williams visits a local school and talks about her six months at the International Space Station.

October 30: listenWeight Management
Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discusses weight management and eating disorders.

October 29: listenMotivating Children
Education Expert Rick Lavoie talks about his new book The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child.

October 26: listenNews Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

October 25: listenJean Feraca
Jean Feraca talks about her book I Hear Voices: A Memoir of Love, Death and the Radio. She is Wisconsin Public Radio's Distinguished Senior Broadcaster, host and exeuctive producer of Here on Earth: Radio without Borders.

October 24: listenNautical Minutes
Producer Brian Morris talks about a new series exploring the Cape and Islands connections to the sea and maritime history.

October 23: listenCape Care
Dr. Brian O'Malley and Candace Perry give us an update on Cape Care, a grassroots effort to create a single payer, community owned health care plan for Barnstable County.

October 22: listen Marc Songini
Journalist and Author Marc Songini talks about his book The Lost Fleet: How the Civil War and the Arctic Destroyed Yankee Whaling

October 19: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week

October 18: listen Turtles
As the water temperature falls sea turtles get hung up in Cape Cod Bay, and may drift ashore. Turtle expert Don Lewis talks about cold stunned sea turtles and rescue efforts.

October 17: listen Green Energy
A discussion on energy efficiency and renewable energy systems in the home and small business with Megan Amsler, Executive Director of Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corporation and Joan Muller, Education Coordinator at Waquoit Bay Reserve

October 16: listen Ask the Manager
Listener comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young< br>
October 15: listen Life Changing Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor for the Cape Cod Times discuss those books that have a profound impact on readers lives. We'll also talk to Paula Brehm-Heeger, President of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) about teen reading habits.

October 12: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the week's top stories

October 11: Drop Out Rates
Carol Woodbury, Dennis-Yarmouth School Superintendent and David Augustinho, Executive Director Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board discuss High School Graduation rates. Recent data released by the Department of Education indicates that there is a near crisis situation regarding Drop Out Rates throughout the Commonwealth

October 10: Computer & Technology News
Peter Karlson, President and Founder of NeuEon, a technology consulting firm, discusses the latest computer and technology news

October 9: listen Emily Benedek
Journalist and counter-terrorism expert Emily Benedek talks about her new book Red Sea.

October 8: listen Marni Nixon
The singing voice behind The King and I, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady discusses her career in music and her book "I Could Have Sung All Night."

October 5: listen News Roundup
Various news editors talk about the week's top stories

October 4: listen Bird News
Mike O'Connor author of Why Don't Woodpeckers get headaches: And Other Answers to Bird Questions You Know You Want To Ask

October 3: listen Buzzards Bay
Mark Rasmussen Executive Director of the Coalition for Buzzards Bay discusses a new report that looks at the current state of the Bay in three categories: Pollution, Watershed health and living resource

October 2: listen Journey from Mount Rainier
Author Judith Ryan talks about her book Journey from Mount Rainier: A Mother's Chronicle of Grief and Hope

October 1:listen Substance Abuse
Ray Tomasi, President and CEO of Gosnold on Cape Cod talks about a new program for families of people affected by addiction

September 28: listen News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the week's top stories

September 27: listen Homelessness
Housing Assistance Corporation Executive Director Ric Presbrey, talks about the financial challenges facing homelessness prevention programs. He'll discuss factors like lending issues, energy costs and homeowners insurance that are creating volatile times for Cape residents.

September 26: listen Autism
We talk with Suzanne Wright co-founder of the group Autism Speaks.

September 25: listen Memory
Michael Abruzzese, Ph.d. talks about memory and the aging brain

September 24: listen Spritual Tourism
Perry Garfinkel long time contributor to the NY Times has been reporting on travel, health and spirituality trends for 30 years. He is also author of Buddha or Bust which grew out of his December 2005 article for National Geographic.

September 21: News Roundup (Audio not available)
Various news editors talk about the week's top stories

September 20: listen Paul Niedzwiecki
Cape Cod Commission Executive Director Paul Niedzwiecki talks about his new position and his vision for the agency's future

September 19: listen Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
Author Eric Jay Dolin talks about his book Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

September 18: listen Women in the Fishing Industry
This years Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford focuses on women in the fishing industry. We talk with Festival Director Laura Orleans, Diane Flynn coastal inshore fisherwoman and clam shack owner and Shareen Davis, Chatham based weir fisherwoman and activitist featured in the PBS documentary A Fish Story.

September 17: listen Constitution Day
On the 220th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution we talk with Falmouth League of Women Voters members Judy Stetson and Alice Carey, Chatham High School history teacher Tom Flaherty, Falmouth Enterprise Publisher and Editor William Hough, and Field Organizer and Public Education Coordinator ACLU of Massachusetts Brian Corr.

September 14: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors talk about the week's top stories

September 13: listen From the Seafloor to the Space Station
NASA Astronaut and Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, and WHOI Biologist Tim Shank talk about their work in extreme opposite environments

September 12: listen Vaccines
Journalist and Author Arthur Allen talks about his book Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Great Lifesaver.

September 11: listen 9/11
Psychotherapist Wayne Nichols spent two decades helping others touched by tragedy. He lost his fiance Bobbi Arestegui in the September 11th terrorist attacks. He shares his memories of her and what the experience taught him about grief as well as his thoughts on the war on terror.
< br> September 10:listen Civic Engagement
Lisa McNeill, Director of Programs at the Cape Cod Foundation and Brian O'Connell, Cape Cod Foundation Board Member discuss the civic engagement of baby boomers as they age and the HOPE (Helping Older People Engage) for the Future initiative.

September 7: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors talk about the week's top stories

September 6:listen Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news

September 5: listen Marni Nixon
The singing voice behind The King and I, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady discusses her career in music and her book "I Could Have Sung All Night."

September 4: listen Gardening
We talk about the late summer garden with Roberta Clark, Horticulturist and education coordinator at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

September 3: listen The Outermost House
A discussion of Henry Beston's 1928 book about life on Cape Cod

August 24: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors talk about the week's top stories

August 23: listen Sean Gonsalves
A conversation with Cape Cod Times reporter Sean Gonsalves

August 22: listen Homelessness on the Cape
Sean Corcorin talks with outreach worker Tom Naples and Barnstable Counselor Janice Barton about the growing homelessness on Cape Cod

August 21: Cape Cod Symphony (Audio not available.)

August 20: listen Homeowners Insurance on the Cape
Public forum with panelists and moderator Mindy Todd

August 17: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors talk about the week's top stories

August 16:listen Susan Richards Shreve
Susan Richards Shreve talks about her book Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven

August 15: listen Movie Memorabilia
John LeBold talks about his Silver Screen collection which includes Judy Garland's pinafore from the Wizard of Oz, Vivien Leigh's drapery dress from Gone With the Wind, Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator 2 outfit, the jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, and the Golden Idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

August 14: listen Ask the Manager
Listener comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young

August 13: listen Books
Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times and Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library talk about short stories and new nonfiction books to round out your summer reading list.

August 10: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors talk about the week's top stories

August 9: listen Gardening
We talk about the summer garden with Roberta Clark, Horticulturist and education coordinator at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

August 8: listen Charles Hawthorne
We visit the barn where Charles Hawthorne established the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. The property is currently up for sale and the future of the historic barn is uncertain. We discuss the history of the property and Hawthorne's legacy with Shirl Roccapriore, co-producer of Art Spirit a documentary film on the history of the Provincetown Art Colony, and Olga Opsahl Gee, Director of the Hawthorne School of Art and the properties current owner.

August 7: listen Edwin Dickinson Exhibition
We visit the Provincetown Art Association and Musuem where Edwin Dickinson: The Provincetown Years, 1912 to 1937 is on display. We talk about the American Modernist painter with his daughter Helen Dickinson and the curator of the exhibition Mary Ellen Abell.

August 6: listen Law & Disorder in Old Nantucket
Frances Karttunen talks about her new book Law and Disorder in Old Nantucket which looks back on the court books from the mid 1600's to the mid 1800's where there is plenty of outrageous behavior and extreme measures to contain it.

August 3: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors talk about the week's top stories

August 2:listen Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news

August 1: listen Herring Fishery
Peter Baker, Project Manager of the Atlantic Herring Campaign Pew Environment Group discusses herring fishery

July 31: listen Skunks
Biologist Luann Johnson talks about the secret lives of skunks

July 30: listen Casino Gambling
Steve DeCosta of the Standard-Times and Stephanie Vosk and Anne Brennan of the Cape Cod Times talk about casino gambling.

July 27: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors talk about the week's top stories

July 26: listen David Gessner
Author David Gessner talks about his new book Soaring with Fidel: An Osprey Odyssey from Cape Cod to Cuba and Beyond.

July 25: Sally Cook (Audio not available)
Author Sally Cook talks about her book Hey Batta Batta Swing: The Wild Old Days of Baseball

July 24: listen C.L. Fornari
C.L. Fornari talks about her new book A Garden Lover's Cape Cod

July 23: listen Robert Finch
Nature writer Robert Finch talks about his book The Primal Place

July 20: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the week's top stories

July 19: listen Michael Tougias
Author Michael Tougias talks about his new book Fatal Forecast: An incredible true tale of disaster and survival at sea

July 18: listen Wendy Rolfe
Flutist Wendy Rolfe talks about her new CD Images of Brazil which was recorded in Brazil with award- winning pianist, Maria Carrasqueira

July 17: listen Gardening
Horticulturist and Cape Cod Extension Education Coordinator Roberta Clark talks about the summer garden

July 16: listen Terrorism
Author and Terrorism Expert Steven Emerson talks about the threat of domestic terrorism.

July 13: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the week's top stories

July 12: listen Coyotes
Biologist Jonathan Way discusses his research with coyotes and his new book Suburban Howls:Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts

July 11: listen Computer & Technology News
Peter Karlson, President and Founder of NeuEon, a technology consulting firm, discusses the latest computer and technology news

July 10: listen Robert Finch
Robert Finch talks about his new book The Iambics of Newfoundland

July 9: listen High Risk Pregnancies
Darci Klein author of To Full Term: A Mother's Triumph Over Miscarriage and Mary Stephenson, M.D., M.Sc. discuss the book and high risk pregnancies

July 6: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the week's top news stories

July 5: listen Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news

July 4: listen Gutsy Gals
We visit the Coffin School on Nantucket to talk about the exhibit Gutsy Gals: From Hearth to Heavens, Maria Mitchell and Her Sister Nantucketers. Our guest is the exhibit curator Jascin Leonardo Finger.

July 3: listen Heart Disease
We visit Cape Cod Hospitals Cardiac Catheterization Lab and talk with Dr. Richard Zelman about heart disease. He discusses symptoms, treatment, prevention and the latest research. Dr. Zelman is the President and Medical Director of Cape Cod Research Institute and serves as the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals.

July 2: listen Modern Day Slavery
Massachusetts resident Beatrice Fernando, a victim of human trafficking, chronicles her experience in her book In Contempt of Fate. She has also founded NIVASA a non-profit organization to help former slaves and their families in her native Sri Lanka.

June 29: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

June 28: listen Thomas Laird
Author Thomas Laird talks about his book The Story of Tibet Conversations with the Dalai Lama

June 27: listen I.Q.
Michael Abruzzese, Ph.d discusses I.Q. and birth order.

June 26: listen Healthcare Reform
Eric Dahlberg, of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority and Kathy Teahan, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce discuss new health insurance requirements

June 25: listen C.L. Fornari
C.L. Fornari talks about her new book A Garden Lover's Cape Cod

June 22: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories.

June 21: listen WHAT
The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (WHAT) kicks off its 24th season in its new home. Jeff Zinn, Artistic Director, and Dan Walker one of the original founders talk about the new space, highlights of the season ahead and reminisce about WHAT's roots.

June 20: listen Ticks and Lyme Disease
David Simser, Tick and Lyme Disease Education Specialist at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, talks about an increase in the number of Lyme disease cases reported in Massachusetts and Lyme disease prevention.

June 19: listen Cape Cod League Baseball League
Dan Dunn, General Manager of the Falmouth Commodores and Director of Memorabilia, and Host Mom, Christine Clark, talk about the popularity of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

June 18: listen Maria Mitchell
Margaret Moore Booker talks about her new book Among the Stars and the life of Nantucket's Maria Mitchell. June 15: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

June 14: listen Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist and Education Coordinator at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension talks about common garden problems and answers your questions

June 13: listen Ask the Manager
Broadcast Director Steve Young takes listeners comments, questions and suggestions

June 12: listen Domestic Violence
Barbara Halsted, President of the Board of Nantucket's A Safe Place, and Attorneys Rhoda Weinman and Sarah Alger, two of the five founders, talk about the twenty year history of the island's domestice violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention agency

June 11: listen Summer Reading
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Book Editor at the Cape Cod Times suggest books for summer.

Summer Reading List

June 8: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

June 7: listen Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news

June 6: listen Human Services
Len Stewart, Director of Barnstable County Human Services talks about an effort to connect people with human services. County surveys over the last decade show the biggest barrier to those in need is figuring out where and what is available.

June 5: listen Land Trust
Mark Robinson, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Compact of Conservation Trusts, Brendan O'Neill, Executive Director of Vineyard Conservation Society and Jim Lentowski, Executive Director of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation discuss land trusts and a new law expanding tax incentives

June 4: listen Ivan Watson
NPR Foreign Correspondent Ivan Watson talks about the current political crisis in Turkey

June 1: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

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