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August 29: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.
Steve Young hosts

August 28: ListenDr. Michael Abruzzese
Separation anxiety
Sean Corcoran hosts

August 27: ListenPonds Study
Ruthann Rudel, Silent Spring Institute Senior Scientist discusses a new study that found human hormones and pharmaceuticals in Cape Cod ponds.

August 26: ListenStephen and Bonnie Smith
Conductor and Composer Stephen Simon and Executive Producer Bonnie Simon talk about their Stories in Music series which is aimed at introducing young people to classical music.

August 25: ListenCindy Kane
Artist Cindy Kane talks about her latest exhibition Hanging Helmets. Helmets used in battles are covered with the original handwritten notes of foreign correspondents.

August 22: Listen News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

August 21: Betsy Block
Food Writer Betsy Block talks about her book The Dinner Diaries: Raising Whole Wheat Kids in a White Bread World.

August 20: 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.

August 19: Listen Personal Finance
We discuss personal finance and investing with Pam Krueger Co-Host and Executive Producer of PBS's Money Track

August 18: ListenAsk the Manager
Listener comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young

August 15: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

August 14: Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturalist and Education Coordinator at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension talks gardening.

August 13: Listen Governor's Town Hall Meeting
Highlights from Governor Deval Patrick's Town Hall Meeting held in Barnstable

August 12: Home Remodeling
Bridget Cahill, a bathroom design and contracting specialist, and Roe Osborn, home building specialist, discuss doors and home repair and remodeling projects

August 11: ListenC.L. Fornari
C.L. Fornari talks about her latest book A Garden Lover's Martha's Vineyard.

August 8: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

August 7: ListenBird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us the latest bird news.

August 6: Listen Zeb-Schooner Life
Zeb - Schooner Life, a documentary film about the larger-than-life Vineyard sailing captain

August 5: ListenProvincetown Jazz Festival
Bart Weisman, Founder and Organizer of the Provincetown Jazz Festival talks about the three day festival

August 4: ListenDaniel Robb
Author Daniel Robb talks about his book Sloop: Restoring my Family's Wooden Sailboat-an Adventure in Old-Fashioned Values.

August 1: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.

July 31: ListenPet Talk
Veterinarian Steven Atwood talks about common pet problems.

July 30: Listen Cokie Roberts
NPR News Analyst Cokie Roberts talks about her latest book Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation and politics today.

July 29: ListenReducing Anxiety
Dr. Michael Abruzzese talks about minimizing anxiety in an increasingly anxious world.

July 28: Listen Julie Mars
Author Julie Mars talks about her new book Anybody Any Minute.

July 25: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week

July 24: Listen Combat Paper Project
Iraq War Veterans discuss the Combat Paper Project. Utilizing uniforms worn in combat, veterans cut, cook, beat and form sheets of paper out of their uniforms. They are able to use the transformation processes of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to reconcile their experiences as a soldier in war.

July 23: ListenDaniel 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.

July 22: ListenFarm Institute
We visit the Farm Institute at Katama Farm on Martha's Vineyard where children and adults are learning about sustainable agriculture.

July 21: ListenWilliam Sargent
William Sargent talks about his new book Just Seconds from the Ocean: Coastal Living in the Wake of Katrina.

July 18: ListenNews Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

July 17: ListenEric Jay Dolin
Author Eric Jay Dolin talks about his book Leviathan: The History of American Whaling.

July 16: ListenGrilling
We sit down with Grill Master Steven Raichlen. The part-time Martha's Vineyard resident is a Multi- award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host credited with reinventing barbecue.

July 15: Listen Steve Elman
Author Steve Elman talks about the book he co-authored with Alan Tolz Burning Up the Air: Jerry Williams, Talk Radio and the Life In Between.

July 14: ListenBooks to reread
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Book Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss books that are worth reading again.

July 11: Listen News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top stories of the week.

July 10: Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturalist and Education Coordinator at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension talks gardening.

July 9: 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.

July 8: Listen C.L. Fornari
Master Gardener C.L. Fornari talks about her new book A Garden Lover's Martha's Vineyard.

July 7: ListenMonks
We visit with a group of touring Tibetan Buddhist Monks who paid a recent visit to Martha's Vineyard where they performed traditional dance, chanting rituals and constructed an ornate circular sand mandala. We talked to Chungsang Rinpoche and Tenzin Phenthok of the Drepung Loseling Monastery and Perry Garfinkel, Author of Buddha or Bust which came out of an assignment for National Geographic to discover the heart of Buddhism and the reasons for its growing popularity.

July 4: George Washington
We discuss the writings of George Washington with Lucy Loomis, Sturgis Library Director and Renee Roberts, of Rose's Books and Clock and Rose Press.

July 3: Listen Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us the latest bird news

July 2: 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 Services discuss opiate abuse and overdose prevention techniques.

July 1: Listen Depression
Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, Medical Director of McLean Hospital Southeast and Tim Lineaweaver, Director of Behavioral Health at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod discuss a study that shows a high rate of depression on Cape Cod.

June 30: ListenPiping Plovers
Mary Hake, Shorebird Biologist with National Park Service at Cape Cod National Seashore and Katy Kughen, Biological Science Technician with the National Park Service at Cape Cod National Seashore discuss the plight of the piping plover.

June 27: Listen News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week

June 26: Listen Al Jaffee
A conversation with Al Jaffee one of the most prominent and longtime contributors to MAD magazine.

June 25:Listen Student Partners Project
Max Holmes, Associate Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center and Anya Suslova, Student from Siberia discuss the Student Partners Project which unites students, teachers and scientists to advance scientific understanding of the role of major artic rivers in the changing arctic and global systems

June 24: Listen Children's Mental Health
Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discusses mental health services for children

June 23: Listen Recovery Without Walls
William Dougherty, Founder of Recovery Without Walls talks about the resource for women in Barnstable County as they reenter the community following inpatient treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.

June 20: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week

June 19: The Woods Hole Diversity Initiative
Ambrose Jearld, Director of Academic Programs at NOAA Fisheries Woods Hole and PJ Petrone, Sea Education Association Assistant Dean of Admissions discuss an effort by the six research institutions of Woods Hole to attract people from underrepresented groups to live, work and study in the community.

June 18: War Lessons
John Merson talks about his book War Lessons:How I fought to be a hero and learned that war is terror

June 17: ListenIFAW
Fred O'Regan, President of the International Fund for Animal Welfare talks about IFAW's mission and future direction of the organization.

June 16: ListenSummer Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times talk about the books you may want to bring along to the beach.

June 13: Listen News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week

June 12: Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturalist and Education Coordinator at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension talks gardening.

June 11: ListenPolitical Campaigns
Professor Edmund Sullivan, Historian and Curator discusses political campaigns of the 19th century as we visit the Centerville Historical Museum and their exhibit "Hell-Bent for the White House: Political Americana" and "Suffrage Movement: 1836-1920"

June 10: Listen Alison Bass
Pulitzer-nominated Boston Globe Journalist Alison Bass talks about her book Side Effects: A Prosecutor, A Whistleblower, And A Bestselling Antidepressant On Trial

June 9: ListenHunger
Brenda Swain, Executive Director of the Falmouth Service Center and Co-Chair of the Cape Cod Hunger Network and Mary Anderson, Executive Director of the Family Pantry discuss what area food pantries are experiencing and efforts to connect those in need with the services available.

June 6: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top news stories of the week

June 5: Listen Bird News
The latest bird news with Ornithologist Vernon Laux

June 4: ListenRemodeling and Repair Projects
Roe Osborn, Home Building Specialist discusses home remodeling and repair projects

June 3: ListenWater Quality
Andrew Gottlieb, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative talks about water quality across the Cape and wastewater management.

June 2: Paul Schneider
Paul Schneider talks about his new book Brutal Journey: The Epic Story of the First Crossing of America

May 30: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week

May 29: ListenAsk the Manager
Listener comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young

May 28: ListenMMR Cleanup
Large areas of pollution taint the upper capes groundwater, much of it a result of decades of military training activities at the Massachusetts Military Reservation. We discuss the state of the MMR?s massive groundwater treatment program currently underway and critical decisions yet to be made. Guests are Jon Davis, Program Manager for the Air Force Remediation Program, David Dow, Sierra Club Activist and Virginia Valiela, former Falmouth Water Commissioner.

May 27: ListenForgiveness
Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discusses the psychology of forgiveness. Why learning how to forgive may be the key to having a happier, more positive life despite having suffered pain or trauma.

May 26: Nicole Galland
Nicole Galland discuss her book Crossed: A tale of the Fourth Crusade.

May 23: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discus the top stories of the week

May 22: ListenJ. North Conway
J. North Conway talks about his book Cape Cod Canal: Breaking through the Bared and Bended Arm

May 21: ListenTicks
Barnstable County Entomologist Dave Simser discusses tick season.

May 20: ListenStrokes
David Lowell, M.D. Neurologist and Medical Director of RHCI and Dawn Lucier, PT and Neuro Education Coordinator discuss the latest information on stroke risk factors and take a closer look what happens inside the brain.

May 19: ListenFresh Water, Salt Water
WCAI Reporters Sean Corcoran and Elizabeth Saito discuss their investigative series on the sea, the environment and our drinking water.

May 16: ListenNews Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week

May 15: ListenGardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist and Education Coordinator for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension discusses gardening.

May 14: ListenAlzheimer's Disease
Dr. Lisa Genova talks about her book Still Alice a novel about one woman's descent into Alzheimer's during the prime of her life.

May 13: ListenSummer Tourism
What effect will high gas prices and potential lack of labor have on tourism on the Cape and Islands.

May 12: ListenPolitical Books
Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times and Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at the Falmouth Public Library discuss political books.

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

May 8: ListenThe Fourth Crusade
Nicole Galland discusses her book Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade.

May 7: ListenGrilling
Steven Raichlen, Grill Master and host of Barbecue University on PBS and author of numerous cookbooks, talks about grilling.

May 6: ListenMissa Gaia
Margaret T. Bossi, Artistic Director of Chatham Chorale, Karen Dowcett, Founder /Director of The Living Arts Institute and Artistic Director of Big and Small Mask Troupe and Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Manager discuss a collaboration to bring attention to the oneness of the earth and all living things with the pageant Missa Gaia.

May 5: ListenSalvatore Scibona
Salvatore Scibona talks about his book The End.

May 2: ListenNews Roundup
Guest Host Steve Young, WCAI Broadcast Director hosts the News Roundup where various editors discuss the top stories of the week.

May 1: ListenRichard Wheeler
Guest Host Sean Corcoran, WCAI Senior Reporter talks with Environmentalist and Naturalist Richard Wheeler about his efforts to bring attention to an extinct seabird and the vulnerability of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

April 30: ListenSummer Movies
Guest Host Sean Corcoran, WCAI Senior Reporter, discusses the latest releases with Cape Cod Times movie reviewer Tim Miller.

April 29: ListenPositive Psychology
Guest Host Paul Pronovost, Editor of the Cape Cod Times talks to Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese about positive psychology.

April 28: ListenCicadas
Guest Host Matt Pitta, Broadcast Editor with the Associated Press talks to Barnstable County Entomologist Dave Simser about the Cicadas seen on the Cape every seventeen years.

April 25: ListenNews Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

April 24: ListenPublic Fluoridation
Shelia Gagnon, Treasurer of More Smiles Around Yarmouth which supports adding fluoride to public water and Vi Pacitto, Activist against public fluoridation discuss the benefits and risks of fluoride

April 23: ListenThe Music of George Gershwin
Gershwin expert Robert Wyatt talks about the music of George Gershwin and his book The George Gershwin Reader which he co-wrote with John Andrew Johnson.

April 22: ListenPhilanthropy
Elizabeth Gawron, Cape Cod Foundation President and Lisa McNeil, Cape Cod Foundation Vice President and Co-Chair of the Barnstable County Health and Human Services Advisory Council discuss philanthropic trends.

April 21: ListenRight Whales
We head out into Cape Cod Bay with Charles "Stormy" Mayo, Senior Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, and his crew as they conduct research to better understand the habitat of the North Atlantic Right Whale.

April 18: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week

April 17: ListenGardening
Your gardening questions with Roberta Clark of Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.

April 16: ListenKitchen & Bath Show
Bridget Cahill, Kitchen and Bath design specialist and Roe Osborn, Home building specialist bring us up to date with the latest trends seen at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show held in Chicago.

April 15: ListenMadeleine Kunin
Madeleine Kunin, former Governor of Vermont and former Ambassador to Switzerland talks about her new book Pearls, Politics and Power.

April 14: ListenDental Health
BL Hathaway, coordinator of the Tri-County Community of Oral Health Excellence and John Mancini, DDS discuss efforts to improve access to oral health programs and services.

April 11: ListenNews Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

April 10: ListenFibromyalgia
Susan Ehrenthal, M.D., Rehabilitation Physician, discusses the symptoms and issues regarding the chronic pain syndrome Fibromyalgia.

April 9: ListenTech News
Peter Karlson, president of the Cape Cod Technology Council, has the latest high-tech and computer news.

April 8: ListenJoshua Kendall
Author Joshua Kendall talks about his book The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus.

April 7: ListenGarden Books
Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times and Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library, discuss books about gardens and gardening.

April 4: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

April 3: Bird News
The latest bird news with Ornithologist Vernon Laux

April 2: ListenReal Estate


April 1: ListenRegional Energy Action Plan
Chris Powicki of the Water Energy & Ecology Information Services and Richard Lawrence Clean Energy Program Coordinator for Cape Cod Community College discuss the Cape & Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative regional energy action plan

March 31: ListenCharity Surgery
Dr. Jeremy Stern and Nurse Patrick McLoughlin talk about their work with a medical team that travels to the Dominican Republican to perform surgeries at poor rural medical clinics. The team also trains local interns in doing arthroscopic surgery.

March 28: ListenNews Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

March 27: Energy Conservation
Kevin Galligan, Energy Efficiency Program Manager at Cape Light Compact, Marnie Stanton, Almanac Coordinator for the Vineyard Conservation society and Nan Doty, from the Vineyard Energy Project talk about energy conservation and Earth Hour where individuals, communities and businesses will "turn off the lights" in cities around the world for one hour

March 26: ListenGardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist and Education Coordinator for Cape Cod Cooperative Extension talks about the spring garden and answe

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