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December 31: Youth Employment
David Augustinho, Executive Director of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board, discusses youth employability. This summer the Cape & Islands had a federally funded summer youth employment program for the first time since 1999. We discuss jobs created, and other issues surrounding youth employment.

December 30: Transitions to adult service
Sue Johnson, COO Community Connections and Leo Zarkissian, Executive Director of ARC of Massachusetts, discuss the options available to students who transition from Special Education services in school to adulthood.

December 29: Mental Health
Clinical psychologist Michael Abruzzese discusses the challenge of finding mental health services.

December 28: Dan Klein & Tom Cathcart
Authors Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein discuss their new book Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between.

December 25:  Music of the Season
Robert Wyatt, Director of Music at Highfield Hall, Steinway Artist, Smithsonian Institution Lecturer and Specialist in American Music, talks about music of the season.

December 24:  Turtles
Don Lewis, also known as the Turtle Guy, talks about this season's turtle strandings.

December 23:  Sober Conversation
Aaron Duke discusses his book Sober Conversation and his own battle with addiction as a teenager. Kathleen Foss, Program Director at Rebound Adolescent Treatment Facility, discusses their program for adolescent boys.

December 22:  Senior Care Options
Dr. Miguel Prieto, Internist with Medical Affiliates of Cape Cod and Maureen Gardner, Executive Director of Epoch Assisted Living in Brewster, discuss assessing the needs of seniors and the various services and programs available to meet those needs.

December 21: Michael Hattersley
Author Michael Hattersley talks about his book Socrates and Jesus: The Arguement That Shaped Western Civilization.

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

December 17: Harriet Reisen
Author and Screenwriter Harriet Reisen talks about her book Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. Alcott was not the spinster she encouraged her readers to think her to be, she was bold, romantic and witty. She also lived a secret literary life that was undiscovered for more than a half century after her death.

December 16: Curtis White
Author Curtis White talks about his book The Barbaric Heart: Faith, Money and the Crisis of Nature. He argues the U.S. economy and government are possessed by what he calls the Barbaric Heart, an ancient--even primitive--ethic. White argues that true resolution of environmental destruction is likely to come from an unexpected quarter: the arts, religion, and the realm of the moral imagination.

December 15:  Common Remodeling Projects
Bridget Cahill, Bathroom Design and Contracting Specialist and Roe Osborn, Home Building Specialist and Architectural Photographer discuss common problems.

December 14:  Homelessness
Claire Goyer, CEO of the Duffy Health Center and Virginia Ryan, Assistant to the CEO at Housing Assistance Corporation, discuss the impact of budget cuts and the growing number of people seeking assistance.

December 11:  News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top news stories of the week

December 10: Michael Tougias
Author Michael Tougias has written several books on disasters at sea and survivors of disasters. In his interviews and research he says he has learned that a certain mindset and techniques are not only useful in life and death situations but can be used in day to day living. He talks about what he calls the seven survival lessons.

December 9: Glen Scott Allen
Author Glen Scott Allen talks about his book Master Mechanics & Wicked Wizards: Images of the American Scientist as Hero and Villain from Colonial Times to the Present.

December 8: Holiday Movies
Tim Miller, Cape Cod Times Entertainment Editor, talks about holiday movies.

December 7:  Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news and the daily commute of the long-tailed ducks.

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

December 3: Andrea Rugh
Anthropologist and Middle East Scholar Andrea Rugh talks about her book Simple Gestures: A Cultural Journey into the Middle East.

December 2: T.M. Murphy
Children's Author T.M. Murphy talks about his new book Saving Santa's Seals.

December 1: Ukulele
We discuss the popularity of the Ukulele with musicians Tim Sweeney, Molly Glazer and the members of the Nantucket Ukulele Band, and the members of the band Tripping Lily, Demetrius Becrelis, Monica Rizzio, Laird Boles and Alex Becrelis.

November 30: Holiday Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library, and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times, discuss books about and for the Holidays.

November 27: Alan Khazei
Alan Khazei We sit down with Alan Khazei, candidate for the U.S. Senate.

November 26: Greg Abate
We talk with Grammy-nominated jazz musician Greg Abate. We'll discuss jazz and how different musicians perform.

November 25: Stephen Pagliuca
We sit down with Stephen Pagliuca, candidate for the U.S. Senate

November 24: Michael Capuano
We sit down with Michael Capuano, candidate for the U.S. Senate

November 23: Computer and Tech news
Peter Karlson, founder and CEO of Neueon and President of the Cape Cod Technology Council Board of Directors, discusses the latest technology news.

November 19: Home Remodeling
Bridget Cahill, a bathroom design and contracting specialist, and Roe Osborn, home building specialist, discuss trends in remodeling projects and what makes sense in this economy.

November 18: Adam Gamble
Adam Gamble talks about the book he edited The 1858 Map of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket. The book is based on the five-by-five-foot 1858 map of the Counties of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket, Massachusetts by Henry F. Walling. The book also features essays from notable area authors.

November 17: Martha Coakley
We sit down with Martha Coakley, candidate for the U.S. Senate.

November 16: Holiday Food
Gwen Friss, Food Editor at the Cape Cod Times, and Annie Copps, Food Editor at Yankee Magazine, discuss holiday food.

November 13: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

November 12: Morning Glory Farm
Tom Dunlop and Alison Shaw talk about their book Morning Glory Farm: and the Family that Feeds an Island.

November 11: ListenKathryn Kleekamp
Artist and Author Kathryn Kleekamp discusses her book Cape Cod and the Islands: Where Beauty and History Meet.

November 10: Frances Kartunen
Historian and Author Frances Karttunen talks about her latest book Nantucket: Places and People 2.

November 9: Robert Finch
Author Robert Finch talks about his new anthology A Place Apart: A Cape Cod Reader.

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

November 5: Rick Lavoie
We discuss special education with Rick Lavoie. Lavoie has served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs. He holds three degrees in Special Education and serves as a consultant on Learning Disabilities to several agencies and organizations including Public Broadcasting Service, New York Times, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Girl Scouts of America, Child Magazine and WETA.

November 4: William Sargent & Joan Burstyn
Author William Sargent talks about his new book Lilly and Minot. An interview with Joan Burystyn follows on her poetry and book Path into the Sun.

November 3: Dan Klein & Tom Cathcart
Authors Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein discuss their new book Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between.

November 2: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news.

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

October 29: Andrea Rugh
Anthropologist and Middle East Scholar Andrea Rugh talks about her new book Simple Gestures: a Cultural Journey into the Middle East.

October 28: Mental Health Services
Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discusses the difficulties many have finding mental health services.

October 27: Martin Sandler
Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Martin Sandler talks about his book The Dust Bowl Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Helped Remedy a National Disaster. FDR's New Deal army of photographers took to the roads during this national crisis to document the human struggle of the people of the plains. Their pictures spoke a thousand words, and a new form "storytelling photojournalism" was born.

October 26: Clam Pie
Cape Cod filmmakers Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor talk about their short film that has won awards at film festivals in Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., and on Cape Cod.

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

October 22: Days Lumberyard Studios
Elizabeth Ives-Hunter, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, discusses the current exhibit which features artwork spanning almost 100 years by artists who once had studios at Days Lumberyard in Provincetown. The Days Lumberyard Studios ranks among the most important incubators for artists of the 20th century.

October 21: Bioneers by the Bay
Desa Van Laarhoven, Executive Director of The Marion Institute and Ben Gilbarg, Executive Director of 3rd Eye Unlimited, discuss the annual conference on the culture of sustainability.

October 20: John Yankee
We sit down with conductor, composer and performer John Yankee and discuss what is involved in building a musical community.

October 19: Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times, discuss autumn books.

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

October 15: Stuart Weisberg
Author Stuart Weisberg discusses his biography Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left- Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman.

October 14: Alan Hirshfeld
Author Alan Hirshfeld talks about his book Eureka Man: The Life and Legacy of Archimedes.

October 13: Addressing Racism
Toni Saunders, President of the Associated Advocacy Center, Larry Mahan, President of the Cape Cod Chapter of Concerned Black Men, and Steve Brown of the UMass Donahue Institute, talk about an effort to expand public awareness of the effects of systemic, institutional discrimination and teachable moments.

October 12: Women of Faith
Filmmaker Rebecca Alvin and Womanpriest Reverend Marie David discuss the documentary film Women of Faith.

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

October 8: Afghanistan
Dr. Andrea Rugh, Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan with Save the Children and UNICEF. Ambassador William Rugh served in the Middle East for over 30 years and is a Board Member of the Middle East Policy Council and the Public Diplomacy Council and Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C. Sebastian Junger Author and Journalist worked as a special correspondent in Afghanistan. Our panel discusses the war in Afghanistan.

October 7: H1N1 Virus
George Heufelder, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Director, and Dr. Arthur Silverstein an immunologist and professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, talk about the H1N1 Virus and preparing for flu season.

October 6: Irving Berlin
Robert Wyatt, Director of Music at Highfield Hall, Steinway Artist, Smithsonian Institution Lecturer and Specialist in American Music, talks about the life and music of Irving Berlin.

October 5: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us up to date on the latest bird news.

October 2: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

October 1: Weather
Dr. Kevin Kloesel is the Associate Dean for Public Service and Outreach in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and an Associate Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses primarily on how the public perceives and uses weather and climate information to make decisions. We discuss that and weaving American Indian Perspectives into the Study of Weather and Climate.

September 30: Reading Expressions
Psychologist Paul Ekman one of the world's leading experts on microexpressions and Scientific Consultant to the Fox TV series Lie To Me, and Paul Kelly, former Secret Service Agent and Deception Expert, discuss Dr. Ekman's research on emotions and their relation to facial expressions.

September 29: SPED Services
Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discusses services for special needs students.

September 28: Mahala Bishop
Mahala Bishop discusses her book Sunshine and Shadow: My Battle with Bipolar Disorder.

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

September 24: Elijah Wald
Author, Musician and Historian Elijah Wald discusses his book How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music.

September 23: Muscular Dystrophy
Richard Holmes has been diagnosed with a common form of Muscular Dystrophy that few people, including many doctors, are familiar with.

September 22: Maryann McFadden
Author Maryann McFadden talks about her new book So Happy Together.

September 21: Robert Finch
Author Robert Finch talks about his new anthology A Place Apart: A Cape Cod Reader.

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

September 17: Wastewater Management
Andrew Gottlieb, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative and Paul Niedzwiecki, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission discuss wastewater management efforts across the Cape.

September 16: Fishermen and Farmers
Derek Christianson of Brix Bounty Farm in Dartmouth, Ed Barrett fisherman and owner of F/V Phoenix and F/V Sirrius and Laura Orleans, Director of the Working Waterfront Festival discuss the connection and common experiences between fishermen and farmers and the annual Working Waterfront Festival.

September 15: Women in Transition
Arlene Kirsch Executive Director of WE CAN which supports Cape Cod women in life transitions with services that bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency and stability.

September 14: Gardening
Horticulturist and Entomologist Roberta Clark discusses gardening.

September 11: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

September 10: PTS & Armed Forces
Psychiatrist Benjamin M. Ianzito over the past year served as a consultant to the Chief of Staff of the Washington, DC, Veterans Administration Medical Center where he has performed psychiatric evaluations on veterans of Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other U.S. engagements. He will discuss post traumatic stress syndrome.

September 9: Films
Richard Paradise, Executive Director of the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival and Tim Miller, Entertainment Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss some of the films that will be shown at the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival.

September 8: Recovery
Claire Goyer, Executive Director of the Duffy Health Center and Louise Patrick Director of Behavioral Health Services discuss the regions growing opioid addiction. They will also discuss alcohol and drug addiction recovery.

September 7: Bird News
We discuss fall migration and the latest bird news with ornithologist Vernon Laux.

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

September 3: Arts Economy
Clare O'Connor, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Director of Economic Initiatives, Bob Nash, Executive Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Roe Osborn, Architectural Photographer discuss an effort to create a sourcebook that would link artists and artisans with the architectural, design and building trades.

September 2: Understanding Cape Cod
Lisa McNeill, Vice President of the Cape Cod Foundation, discusses Understanding Cape Cod, a community needs assessment report.

September 1: Robin Cook
Dr. Robin Cook talks about his new book Intervention. The author is also a medical doctor and created the medical thriller genre with his novel Coma back in 1977. His latest thriller focuses on the relationship between alternative and traditional medicine and the debate between religious faith and scientific fact.

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