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May 31: listen Pets
Steven Atwood, VMD talks about pet health and takes listeners questions

May 30: listen Memory
Michael Abruzzese, Ph.D. discusses memory and Alzheimer's Disease

May 29: listen Pirates
Stephen O'Neill, Guest Curator at Heritage Museums and Gardens talks about the exhibit A Short Life and Merry: Pirates of New England

May 28: listen Henry Hudson
Author Corey Sandler talks about his new book Henry Hudson: Dreams and Obsession

May 25: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

May 24: listen Whaling
Fred O'Regan, President of the International Fund for Animal Welfare talks about this months International Whaling Commission meeting.

May 23: listen Rachel Carson
It was 100 years ago this week that the woman considered by many to be the mother of modern-day ecology was born. We discuss Rachel Carson's life and work with Mark Madison, Ph.D. Historian National Conservation Training Center, David Klinger is senior writer-editor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center and Robert F. Dwyer Executive Director Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

May 22: listen Kitchen and Bath
Roe Osborn, Architectural Writer and Photographer, former Senior Editor at Fine Building Magazine and former Contractor and Bridget Cahill of Seaside Design discuss kitchen and bath design.

May 21: listen Barnstable County Courthouse
Barnstable County Sheriff Jim Cummings and Treatment Director Roger Allen talk about the new jail and its direct supervision concept and the residential substance abuse treatment program which combines military based protocol with supportive therapies

May 18: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

May 17: listen Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist and Education Coordinator for Cape Cod Cooperative Extension talks about the spring garden and answers listeners garden questions

May 16: listen Beach Erosion
Jim O'Connell Coastal Geologist with WHOI Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extention talks about Coastal Erosion and changes that occured with the April Nor'easter.

May 15: listen Climate Change
Rob Pratt, Senior Vice President of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation's Climate Change Program will discuss how people can influence climate change in New England.

May 14: listen Striped Bass
A discussion on efforts to ban commercial fishing of striped bass. Mike Spinney from Stripers Forever and Peter Baker from the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association talk about the pros and cons of a game fish designation

May 11: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

May 10: listen Extreme Waves
Craig B. Smith talks about his book Extreme Waves which documents the history of extreme ocean waves

May 9: listen The Nature of Cape Cod
Naturalist, Geologist and Author Beth Schwarzman talks about her book The Nature of Cape Cod. We'll also discuss the Cape Cod Commission's Spring Walking Weekend.

May 8: Healthcare Forum
Special one hour edition from 9 - 10am

Discussion from the Healthcare Forum held at Cape Cod Community College on May 3rd.

May 7 : listen Book Clubs
Jill Erickson, Falmouth Public Library Reference Librarian, and Melanie Lauwers, Cape Cod Times Books Editor discuss the growing popularity of book clubs.

May 4: listen News Round-up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

May 3: listen Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news

May 2: listen Highfield Hall A look at the history and renovation of historic Highfield Hall with Executive Director Barbara Milligan.

May 1: Living Arts Institute
A discussion about the Living Arts Institute and an intergenerational project designed to raise awareness of the issues of aging and ageism with Karen Dowcett, Founder, and Karen Billard, Executive Director of the Big & Small Mask Troupe

April 30: listen Geography
A geography discussion with global educator and science author Michael DiSpezio.

April 27: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

April 26: listen Energy
Randy Udall, Director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) in Aspen Colorado visiting the Cape to discuss energy sustainability.

April 25: listen Computers and technology
Peter Karlson, founder of NeuEon Inc. a technology consulting firm talks about the latest computer and technology news

April 24: listen Wastewater Managment
State Senator Rob O'Leary and Paul Niedzwiecki, Barnstable Assistant Town Manger and Chairman of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative discuss wastewater management

April 23:listen Around the House
Roe Osborn, Architectural Writer and Photographer, former Senior Editor at Fine Building Magazine and former Contractor talks about home repair and remodeling. He'll also take questions on your projects around the house

April 20: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

April 19:listen Teen Driving
Pediatrician Dr. Greg Parkinson discusses the new juvenile operators license and teen driving.

April 18: listen Aging
Dr. Gene Cohen, Director of the Center on Aging, Health, & Humanities at George Washington University, talks about aging.

April 17: listen StoryCorps
A discussion with StoryCorps Founder and Executive Director David Isay, and Linsey Lee, oral historian at the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society

April 16: Anthropology
Encore presentation with cultural anthropologist Marcene Marcoux as she discusses how cultural anthropology can bring insight, awareness, and new ideas to our daily lives.

April 13: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

April 12: listen Soaring with Fidel
David Gessner talks about his new book Soaring with Fidel: An Osprey Odyssey from Cape Cod to Cuba and Beyond

April 11: listen Ask the Manager
Broadcast Director Steve Young takes listeners comments, questions and suggestions

April 10:listen Organ Donation
Deanna Arnold, Founder and President of Dare to be Alive an organization that works with organ transplant reciepents and thier families. Deanna is the recipient of a liver transplant in 1992

April 9: Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches?
Mike O'Connor talks about his new book Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches? And Other Bird Questions You Know You Want to Ask. Mike has gotten some pretty bizarre questions from customers in his Bird Watcher's store and from readers of his bird column in The Cape Codder. He shares some of the best with us and takes your questions.

April 6: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

April 5: listen Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux

April 4: listen Cape Cod Commission
Cape Cod Commission Chair Brad Crowell and Cape Cod Commision Executive Director Margo Fenn discuss the 21st century task force report recommendations

April 3: listen Cervical Cancer Vaccine
Dale Weldon, MD Obstetrician & Gynecologist talks about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and it's connection to cervical cancer. Dr. Weldon also discusses a new vaccine that protects against cervical cancer.

April 2: listen Commercial Fishing Memories
Sandy Macfarlane and Charles "Tiggie" Peluso talk about their book Tiggie: The Lure and Lore of Commercial Fishing in New England. Tiggie came to Cape Cod in 1946 to begin a career in commercial fishing. Sandy was the first municipal Shellfish Biologist in Massachusetts and was the first Conservation Adminstrator in Orleans. The two, who are now both retired met regularly at a coffee shop and their breakfast conversations and Tiggie's stories interweave past and present and the threads of their very different lives.

March 30: listen News Roundup
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

March 29: listen Commonwealth Care Health Insurance
Camila De Oliveira, Hope Project Program Director, Cathy Weidhaas, Hope Community Health Worker and Paula Schnepp, Executive Director Cape Cod Free Clinic & Community Health Center discuss the Harmonic Outreach Project Educators or HOPE Project offering eligibility screenings for public health insurance programs and the Commonwealth Care Program which seeks to insure the uninsured

March 28: listen Bullying
Michael Abruzzese, PhD talks about bullying in schools and the workplace

March 27: listen Childhood Diabetes
Psychotherapist Laura Plunkett talks about her book The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes

March 26: Cape Wind special one hour edition from 9 to 10am
Cape Cod Commission Public Hearing on Cape Wind - held March 19, 2007 in West Yarmouth

March 23: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

March 22: listen Mental Imagery
Kleopatra Ormos, MD and Janet Doucette, MA LMHC, discuss positive mental imagery and how our thoughts contribute to stress, anxiety and illness .

March 21: listen United Way
Richard Brothers, President of Cape & Islands United Way and Sarah Graham Mann, Non-profit Consultant and former Director of Tourism for Massachusetts discuss community impact grants

March 20: listen Wastewater Management
Maggie Geist, Association to Preserve Cape Cod Executive Director and Paul Niedzwiecki, Barnstable Assistant Town Manger and member of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative discuss wastewater management.

March 19: listen Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Library and Melanie Lauwers, Book Editor at the Cape Cod Times talk about the books they have been reading lately and new books by local authors
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March 15:listen Homelessness
Tom Naples, Homeless Outreach Coordinator in Hyannis discusses homelessness on Cape Cod, the roots of the problem, and the increasing number of homeless families

January 1: listen Pure Sea Glass
Richard La Motte talks about his book Pure Sea Glass which includes the history of glass, hot spots for sea glass collectors and determining the rarity of your find.
January 2: listen Brutal Journey
Paul Schneider talks about his book Brutal Journey: The Epic Story of the First Crossing of America

January 3: listen MBL's Rare Books Room
Catherine Norton, Director of the MBLWHOI Library talks about the rare books collection which dates back to the 16th century. Digitized repoductions from biologist Ernst Haeckel's 1904 work are currently on display at the Cape Cod Art Museum

January 4: listen Birdnews
Ornithologist Vernon Laux will bring us a wrap up of the Christmas Bird Counts


January 5:News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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January 8: Green building
Megan Amsler, Executive Director of the Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corporation and Kate Warner, Director of the Vineyard Energy Project talk about Zero-Low Energy House Design and upgrading an existing house to improve efficiency
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January 9: American Burying Beetle
Lou Perrotti, Conservation Programs Coordinator at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Laura Dunn, Public Relations Manager at Roger Williams Park Zoo discuss the American Burying Beetle breeding program on Nantucket. Important scavengers in their ecosystem they were listed as endangered in 1989.
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January 10: Ask the Manager
Broadcast Director Steve Young
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January 11: Seals
Kristen Ampela, Ph.D. Candidate at the City University of New York and Bob Prescott, Director of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary talk about seals that inhabit the coastal waters around the Cape. Kristen Ampela studies the diet and forgaing of gray seals in U.S. waters, including the growing population off Chatham.
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January 12:News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories.
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January 15: Around the House
Roe Osborn, Architectural Writer and Photographer, former Senior Editor at Fine Homebuilding Magazine and former Contractor talks about home design, building, and repair. He'll also take questions on your projects around the house.
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January 16: Hell Creek
Lisa Graziano talks about her book Hell Creek a science novel depicting the Cretaceous Period sixty-five million years ago. It is based on the famous Montana fossil bed of the same name. Griziano is an oceanographer who wrote the book with her brother Michael Graziano a neuroscientist at Princeton University.
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January 17: Land Trusts
Mark Robinson, Executive Director of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts talks about new land conservation tax benefits and how it is expected to impact voluntary conservation agreements also known as conservation restrictions.
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January 18 Field Notes From a Catastrophe
Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her book Field Notes From a Catastrophe 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.
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January 19: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories.
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January 22: Geothermal and Solar thermal energy
Joe Hackler, Research Associate at the Woods Hole Research Center, Tom Wineman, President of Clean Energy Design and Brian Nelson, President of Nelson Mechanical Design talk about georthermal heating/cooling systems and solar thermal power.
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January 23: Dilemmas for Arab Women in Liberal Democracy
Andrea Rugh, Adjunct Scholar with the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C
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January 24 & 25: Special 9 to 10am
Two Cape Cods: Hidden Poverty on the Cape & Islands

A re-broadcast of the twenty part Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award winning series.

January 26: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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January 29: VIPS Mentoring Program
Susan Largay, Project RISE Program Leader, Judy Stetson, Falmouth High School Mentoring Program Leader and Gene Marchand, Mentor discuss the VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) mentoring program that places adult volunteers with at-risk students
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January 30: Polly Hill
On Legendary horitculturist Polly Hill's 100th birthday we discuss her work on Martha's Vineyard. Tim Boland, Executive Director of the Polly Hill Arboretum talks about thie horticultural and botanical landmark developed by Polly Hill and devoted to the cultivation and study of plants
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January 31: ADD/ADHD
Michael Abruzzese, Ph.d, discusses Attention Deficit Disorders
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February 1: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird sightings and other bird news
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February 2: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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February 5: Heat loss and Insulation
Bruce Torrey, Building Diagnostics, Kevin Gallagan, Cape Light Compact and Roe Osborn, Architectural Writer and Photographer discuss heat loss and air leakage in your home and the various choices of insulation and other weather strategies
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February 6: The Children in Room E4
Susan Eaton, Research Director at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School discusses her book The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial. More than 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education Eaton argues that schools are poorer and growing more segregated every year, and it's far worse today than it was forty years ago.
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February 7: Climate Change
A discussion about the U.N. International Panel on Climate Change's fourth assessment report with Dr. Karen Bice, Associate Scientist, Geology & Geophysics and Dr. Ray Schmitt, Senior Scientist, Physical Oceanography both of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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February 8 Strange Son
Portia Iversen talks about her book Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism.
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February 9: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

February 12: Cape Cod Baseball League
Jim Higgins Exec Vice President of the CCBL and Dan Dunn General Manager Falmouth Commodores talk about the league and the year round effort it takes to make a successful season.
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February 13: Jibreel Khazan
Jibreel Khazan and three others made history on February 1, 1960 when they staged a sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is an event that is considered by many to have launched the civil rights movement. He moved to New Bedford in 1965 and works with developmentally disabled people for the CETA program.
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February 14: Computers and technology
Peter Karlson, founder of NeuEon Inc. a technology consulting firm talks about the latest computer and technology news.
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February 15: Affordable Housing
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February 16: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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February 19: Dilemmas for Arab Women in Liberal Democracy
Andrea Rugh, Adjunct Scholar with the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C

February 20: Oscars
Tim Miller, Entertainment Editor at the Cape Cod Times talks about the Oscar nominees< br>Listen to this program.

February 21: Strokes and new treatment options
David Lowell, M.D., Medical Director at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands and Daina Juhansoo, Inpatient Physical Therapy Supervisor at RHCI discuss strokes and new treatment technology
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February 22: Ask the Manager
Listener comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young

February 23: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories
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February 26: Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Library and Melanie Lauwers, Book Editor at the Cape Cod Times talk about the books that are being read in the various town wide reading programs.
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Booklist

February 27: Mashpee Wampanoag
Glenn Marshall, Tribal Council Chairman and Alice Lopez, Housing Program Director discuss priorities for the Mashpee Wampanoag following federal recognition
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February 28: Learning Disabilities
Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. talks about learning disabilites from early warning signs to controversial therapies.
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March 1 : Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird sightings and other bird news
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March 2: News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories

March 5: listen Home remodeling
Roe Osborn, Architectural Writer and Photographer, former Senior Editor at Fine Building Magazine and former Contractor takes questions about home remodeling and repair. He'll also talk about the latest and greatest at this years International Builders Show in Orlando.

March 6: listen Trees
Arborist and Horticulturist Michael Talbot talks about tree care and selection. He'll also discuss the varying town ordinances regarding tree removal.

March 7: listen Cape Wind
Audra Parker Assistant Director of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and Mark Rogers, Communications Director at Cape Wind Associates talk about Cape Wind's filing of the Final Environmental Impact Report with the Commonwealth.

March 8: listen Anthropology
Anthropologist Marcene Marcoux discusses the importance of the anthropological viewpoint.

March 9: listen News Round-Up
Various newspaper editors discuss the weeks top stories.


March 12: listen Postpartum Depression
Deborah Issokson, Psy.D, and Jennifer Sheehan, Family Support Resource Specialist with Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition discuss postpartum depression and the difficulty finding professional help.
For more information and reservations for the Maternal Depression Task Force Outreach Forum to be held on March 28th call 508-775-6240 Ext 512.

March 13: listen Shellfish Farming
William Walton, Ph.d. fisheries and aquaculture extension agent for Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant talks about shellfish farming and managment.

March 14: listen Peter Abrahams
Author Peter Abrahams talks about his new suspense novel "Nerve Damage."

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