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December 31: Listen Beverly Ryle
Beverly Ryle talks about her book Ground of your own Choosing: Winning strategies for Finding & Creating Work.

December 30: Listen Reducing Poverty
Estelle Fritzinger, Executive Director of Community Action Committee of the Cape and Islands and Andrea Silbert, President of the EOS foundation talk about the requests for aid for people struggling and efforts to meet their needs.

December 29: ListenMystery on the Vineyard
Author Thomas Dresser discusses his book Mystery on the Vineyard: Politics, Passion and Scandal on East Chop. It is the story of an unsolved murder from 1940.

December 26: ListenMusic of George Gershwin
A re-broadcast of our interview with Gershwin expert Robert Wyatt who talks about the music of George Gershwin and his book The George Gershwin Reader which he co-wrote with John Andrew Johnson.

December 25: ListenThe First Christmas
A re-broadcast of our interview with Jesus Scholar Marcus Borg who discusses his book The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus's Birth which he co-wrote with John Dominic Crossan.

December 24: ListenHoliday Food
Dave Masch, author of Cooking the Catch, and food writer Elspeth Pierson discuss seasonal favorites.

December 23: ListenCounty Regional Policy Planning
Paul Niedzwiecki, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission and Sharon Rooney, Chief Planner at the Cape Cod Commission talk about the regional policy planned approved to guide development on Cape Cod.

December 22: ListenDana Eldridge
Dana Eldridge discusses his book A Cape Cod Kinship: Two Centuries, Two Wars, Two Men. It is a memoir that tells the story of the experiences of Eldridge, who served in the Korean War and his great-great grandfather who served in the Civil War.

December 19: ListenNews Roundsup
A discussion of the week's top news stories.

December 18: ListenPet Talk
Steven Atwood, V.M.D. and Chairman of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine talks about stem cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis in animals and answers listener questions about pet health.

December 17: ListenComputer & Technology News
Peter Karlson, Technology Consultant 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 and offers holiday gift giving suggestions.

December 16: ListenDeborah Cramer
Science writer and Author Deborah Cramer talks about her new book Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World. It is a companion book to the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of Natural History's new Sant Ocean Hall.

December 15: ListenDavid Wright
Local Historian and Author David Wright discusses his book The Famous Beds of Wellfleet.

December 12: Listen News Roundup
A look at the week's top news stories.

December 10: Listen Healthy Living
Dr. Monte Ladner left his medical practice to focus on a podcast providing a weekly review of the current medical research regarding the association between lifestyle and health.

December 10: Listen Publishing
Lisa Graziano and Ira Wood, both authors and publishers, give us an insight into what the publishing process looks like from a writers perspective and an owner of a small publishing company.

December 9: Listen Young Professionals
We discuss a survey of young professionals on Cape Cod and the creation of Cape Cod Focus, a study group to provide analysis, advocacy and support for issues that improve the quality of life for residents of all ages. Cape Cod Focus is led by Steve Abbott, retired CEO of Cape Cod Health Care, and Gary Sheehan, President & CEO of Cape Medical Supply and co-founder of Cape Cod Young Professionals.

December 8: Listen Daniel Waters
We discuss the poetry of Daniel Waters, West Tisbury Poet Laureate and author of numerous books.

December 5: Listen News Roundup
A review of the top news stories of the week

December 4: Listen Bird News
Bird News with ornithologist Vernon Laux.

December 3: Listen Homelessness
Philip Mangano, Executive Director of the U-S Interagency Council on Homelessness and Tom Naples, Director of the Cape Cod Council of Churches Project Outreach discuss efforts to end homelessness on Cape Cod.

December 2: Listen Green Building
Bruce Torrey, Energy Consultant with Building Diagnostics and Alison Alessi, LEED Accredited Architect discuss green building and design.

December 1: Listen Books
Our annual holiday book show with Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times. They share their holiday picks and thoughts for the readers of all ages on your gift list.

November 28: Listen Daniel Santos
We visit the workshop of Cummaquid furniture maker Daniel Santos. Santos was commissioned to make a Nantucket Windsor Chair for a Winterthur exhibition on Furniture from Southeastern Massachusetts from the years 1640-1840.

November 27: Listen Holiday Giving
Major Ralph Hansen, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army Hyannis Corps,and Marleen Weir Development Specialist with Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and the Islands, discuss the rising numbers of families seeking help from area charities offering holiday programs.

November 26 (evening repeat): ListenMarni Nixon
Singer Marni Nixon, the voice behind some of America's classic movie musicals, reflects on her career and talks about her book I Could Have Sung All Night.

November 26: Listen This I Believe II
Jay Allison, Host and Executive Producer and Viki Merrick, Producer of This I Believe, talk about the NPR series and the latest book featuring the essays on the personal philosophies of people from all walks of life.

November 25: Listen Aging out of Foster Care
Maureen Messeder, Director of Adolescent Services for the Department of Children and Families, Valynda Robinson Adoption Recruiter at DCF and Kristen O'Malley, Program Officer at the Cape Cod Foundation and Co-chair of the Barnstable County Council for Children, Youth and Families discuss a Report of the Task Force on Youth Aging Out of DSS care.

November 24: ListenSpecial Needs Trusts
Attorney Frederick Misilo, Jr., President of the ARC of Massachusetts, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative for Human Services, Inc., discusses special needs trusts and options for personal, financial and health care decision making as children with developmental disabilities come of age.

November 21: ListenNews Roundup
A look at the top stories of the week

November 20: ListenGrief and Loss
Author Ann Hood discusses her memoir Comfort which chronicles her journey through grief following the death of her five year-old daughter and how knitting became her saving grace. Kathleen O'Donoghue, Chaplain of Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, will also join us to talk about ways to cope with grief and loss.

November 19: ListenComputer & 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.

November 18: ListenTheresa Mitchell Barbo
Author and Maritime Historian Theresa Mitchell Barbo discusses her new book Cape Cod Bay: A History of Salt & Sea.

November 17: ListenSalvatore Scibona
A rebroadcast of an interview from May 5, 2008 with Salvatore Scibona author of The End. The novel is a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.

November 14: ListenNews Roundup
The top stories of the week

November 13: ListenStop Smoking
Deanna Desroches, Wellness Consultant and Adam Liss, Tobacco Treatment Specialist discuss tips on how to increase your chances of success to quit smoking.

November 12: ListenHealth and Wellness
Olivia Miller is a freelance writer focusing on issues dealing with alternative ways to maintain our physical, emotional and spiritual health. She discusses health and wellness and how people can easily fit breathing and stretching into their busy days

November 11: ListenCreating Inquiring Minds
Michael DiSpezio, Science Writer and Educational Consultant, talks about inquiry in learning and current trends toward inquiry based science learning.

November 10: ListenGoing Green
Nicole Goldman from G-Green Design and Chris Powicki from Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative discuss an initiative to get more businesses to institute green policies. They will also talk about ways you can make your home more green and eco-friendly

November 7: ListenNews Roundup
A look at the week's top news stories

November 6: ListenBird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news

November 5: ListenElection wrap
Election results and analysis with David Vieira (R) and Ron Bergstrom (D)

November 4: Listen Energy costs
Dealing with the high prices of fuel., and assistance that's available.

November 3: ListenOcean Management
We discuss the Ocean Management Plan with Ian Bowles, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Stephanie Moura, Executive Director of Massachusetts Ocean Partnership.

October 31: Listen News Roundup
The top news stories of the week.

October 30: Listen Energy Forum
Excerpts from the voting energy candidates forum held October 28th at Cape Cod Community College.

October 29: Listen Candidate debate
Candidates for State Representative for the 5th Barnstable District Jeff Perry (R) and Glenn Pare (D) discuss the issues.

October 28: ListenQuestion 1
Carla Howell, Committee for Small Government and Peter Meade, Coalition for Our Communities, discuss the pros and cons of Ballot Question 1, which proposes eliminating the state income tax.

October 27: ListenAnxiety
These are certainly anxious times and clinical psychologist Michael Abruzzese will discuss how to cope with anxious feelings.

October 24: ListenNews Roundup
The top news stories of the week.

October 23: ListenGeorge Woodwell
George Woodwell, Founder, Director Emeritus, and Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center discusses environmental challenges.

October 22: ListenChild Care
Ruth Provost, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod and Christine Johnson-Staub of Child and Family Policy Consulting and former chair of the Barnstable County Council for Children Youth and Families discuss child care particularly after school care and how budget cuts will impact child care programs

October 21: ListenPolitical Debate
Candidates for State Representative for the 2nd Barnstable District Demetrius Atsalis (D) and Carl Yingling (I) discuss the issues.

October 20: ListenJohn Abrams
John Abrams is the Co-founder and CEO of South Mountain, a 32 year old employee-owned design/build and renewable energy company. He is also the author of Companies We Keep: Employee Ownership and the Business of Community and Place.

October 17: ListenNews Roundup
A discussion of the week's top news stories.

October 16: ListenWomen's Health
Lisa Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Internist at Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Megan Luizzi, Program Director, Falmouth Family Planning and Emily Davern, LICSW, Social worker and breast cancer survivor discuss the Women's Health Network and other women's health services.

October 15:Listen Daniel Klein & Thomas Cathcart
Authors Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart talk about their first book Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy through Jokes.

October 14: ListenPolitical debate
Candidates for State Representative for the 4th Barnstable District Sarah Peake (D) and Don Howell (R) discuss the issues.

October 13: ListenFish Stocks
We climb aboard a commercial fishing vessel in Buzzards Bay where a group of NEMAP (Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program) Scientists collaborate with the crew to gather data on the variety and quantity of fish species.

October 10: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week

Ocotber 9: ListenPolitical Debate
Candidates for State Representative for the 3rd Barnstable District Matt Patrick (D) and Carey Murphy (I) discuss the issues.

October 8: ListenEconomy & Personal Finance
Pam Krueger, Host of PBS's Money Track talks about the current economic situation. How we learn from the mistakes that investment banks have made and apply them to our own personal finances.

October 7: Listen Political Debate
Candidates for Barnstable County Commissioner Ricardo Barros (R) Brad Crowell (R), Mary Pat Flynn (D), and Shelia Lyons (D) square off on the issues.

October 6: Listen Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor for the Cape Cod Times discuss books by local authors.

Link to this month's booklist.

October 3: News Roundup
Various editors dicuss the top stories of the week.

October 2: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us the latest bird news.

October 1: ListenPolitical Debate
A debate between the four candidates for state representative for the Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket District

September 30: ListenArts & Tourism
Anita Walker, executive director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and State Representative Eric Turkington, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development discuss tourism and arts on the Cape & Islands

September 29: ListenDr Michael Abruzzese
Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese will discuss the psychology of everyday things. Why things work, why they don't; and why we usually blame ourselves for not being able to do simple things like set the TIVO.

September 26: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discuss the weeks top news stories.

September 25: Listen Carol McManus
Carol McManus talks about her book Table Talk: Food, Family, Love.

September 24: Listen Opiate Abuse
Linda Decker, Prevention & Education Coordinator for Aids support group of Cape Cod and Dr. Alexander Walley, Boston Medical Center Substance Abuse Specialist And Adam Butler, Program Coordinator A-HOPE Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Servicesdiscuss opiate abuse and overdose prevention techniques.

September 23: Listen Fishing Communities
Ed Barret , fisherman and owner of F/V Phoenix and F/V Sirrius, past president of the Massachusetts Fisherman's Partnership and Laura Orleans, Director of the Working Waterfront Fesitval talk about the challenges facing commercial fishing communities.

September 22: Listen Living Local
Kate Warner, Vineyard Energy Project, and John Abrams, cofounder and CEO of South Mountain Company discuss living local a joint project of the Vineyard Energy Project, Island Grown Initiative, Vineyard Conservation Society and the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society

September 19: Listen News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

September 18: ListenReal Estate
Pam Krueger, Host of PBS's Money Track, Jamie Regan, President Cape & Islands Association of Realtors and Henry DiGiacomo, CEO Cape & Islands Association of Realtors discuss the real estate market on the Cape & Islands and the impact following the Wall Street turmoil including the federal government takeover of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

September 17: ListenThomas Dresser
Author Tom Dresser talks about his book Murder on the Vineyard: Politics, Passion and Scandal on East Chop. It is the true story of an unsolved murder case from 1940.

September 16: Listen Robert Jay Lifton
Robert Jay Lifton is Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. He is the former Director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence and for his theory of thought reform he will discuss his latest book Superpower Syndrome: America?s Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World.

September 15: ListenBooks
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor for the Cape Cod Times discuss new fall books.

September 12: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

September 11: Listen Election 2008: America on the Line
Special one hour edition of the Point as we bring an hour of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater panel discussion on issues of this years Presidential Campaign. Guests are Richard Lifton, Pyschiatrist and author, Nancy Giles, Actress, Writer and Commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC and CNN, Christy Mihos, Business Owner and former Political Candidate, Jimmy Tingle, Comedian and Performer and Todd Domke, GOP Political Analyst, Public Relations Strategist and Author.

September 10: Listen Political Debate
One hour edition of the Point from 9 to 10am. Daniel Larkosh, Timothy Lasker, David Moriarty, and Roger Wey, Democratic Candidates for State Representative for Barnstable, Dukes, & Nantucket discuss the issues critical to the Cape & Islands.

September 9: ListenGardening
Gardening advice from Horticulturist Roberta Clark

September 8: ListenPolitical debate
The Falmouth League of Women Voters debate among the democratic candidates for Barnstable County Commissioner, Thomas Bernardo, Mary Pat Flynn, Lance Lambros, Shelia Lyons and Gregory Milne.

September 5:News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

September 4: ListenBird News

September 3: ListenDr. Greg Parkinson

September 2: Listen Cylin and John Busby
Cylin Busby and John Busby talk about their book The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir. Told in alternating voices, their stories reflect the innocence and confusion of a daughter, and the pain and anger of a father after experiencing a brutal event.

September 1: Philip Dine
Pulizter Prize Nominated Journalist Philip Dine talks about his book State of the Union: How Labor can Strengthen the Middle Class, Improve our Economy and Regain Policital Influence.