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January 1: Bird News
We go in search of the Long Tailed Duck on Nantucket with Ornithologist Vernon Laux

January 2: News Roundup Year in Review
Various news editors discuss the top stories of 2008

January 5: Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at the Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss books about U.S. Presidents.

January 6: Theresa Mitchell Barbo
Author and Maritime Historian Theresa Mitchell Barbo discusses her new book Cape Cod Bay: A History of Salt & Sea. (repeat from 11/18)

January 7: Trees
Horticulturist and arborist Michael Talbot talks about trees. He’ll discuss the damage snow and ice can cause, what native trees make a good choice and which trees to steer clear of. He’ll also talk about the threat of the asian longhorned beetle.

January 8: Steven Johnson
Author Steven Johnson talks about his book The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution and the Birth of America. It is the story of the brilliant but relatively little-known 18th century British scientist, theologian, and political philosopher Joseph Priestley widely credited as the man who discovered oxygen.
Johnson argues he was also a king of Lost Founding Father, who through close relationships with Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson profoundly influenced the ideas upon which the United States was founded.

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

January 12: Personal Finance
We discuss finance with Pam Krueger Host of PBS’s Money Track and author of The Money Track Method: A Step by Step Guide to Investing like the Pros. Pam will tell us how investors can check in on their own advisers and investments to make sure they are legitimate.

January 13: Home Remodeling
Bridget Cahill, a bathroom design and contracting specialist, and Roe Osborn, home building specialist, discuss cost-effective renovations and upgrades to your home

January 14: Global Warming
Tracy Johns, Woods Hole Research Center
Policy Advisor and Co-Leader of REDD Iniative (reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation in Developing Countries) discusses an effort to reduce global warming pollution through international agreements and U.S. legislation that rewards tropical countries for slowing deforestation and forest degradation.

January 15: Jupiter Study
Dr. Monte Ladner talks about a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that may fundamentally change how we approach the prevention of heart disease. It could result in millions of additional people being prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs. Should we be expanding pharmacologic treatment for primary prevention?

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

January 19: Cape Wind
Jim Gordon, President of Cape Wind Associates discusses the Final Environmental Impact Statement released by the Minerals Management Service. What it means to the proposal to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound and what still lies ahead.

January 20: Youthful Perspective on the Inauguration
Emily Hamilton, Russell Laffin and Jackie Coulsey join us to talk about their thoughts on the election, the inauguration and the future. We’ll also check in with Mariah Harrington a Junior from Boston Latin High who is in Washington for the inauguration.

January 21: Cape Wind
Glenn Wattley, President and CEO of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound discusses the the Final Environmental Impact Statement released by the Minerals Management Service. What it means to the opposition of the wind farm proposal and what they plan next.

January 22: Jerry Nelson
Sean Corcoran sits down with Jerry Nelson a principal puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company. He has created countless characters including Robin the Frog, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, The Count, and many more.

January 23: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

January 26: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Clinical Psychologist Michael Abrussese discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. He’ll talk about what it is and how it is treated.

January 27: Rick Presbrey
Rick Presbrey, Executive Director of the Housing Assistance Corporation talks about foreclosures, affordable housing and the rising number of homeless families

January 28: Theresa Mitchell Barbo
Author Theresa Mitchell Barbo talks about her book
The Pendleton Disaster off Cape Cod: The Greatest Small Boat Rescue in Coast Guard History.
On February 18, 1952, four Coast Guardsmen set out from Cape Cod during a fierce storm in a seemingly impossible quest to locate and rescue the crew of the damaged tanker Pendleton.

January 29: Cole Porter
We discuss the life and music of Cole Porter with
Robert Wyatt, Director of Music at Highfield Hall, Steinway Artist, Smithsonian Institution Lectuter and Specialist in American Music.

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


February 2: Bird news with ornithologist Vernon Laux.

 

February 3: A talk with the three Barnstable County Commissioners: Mary Pat Flynn, Sheila Lyons, and Bill Doherty.

 

February 4: A conversation with Maureen Taylor, photo identification and family history expert. She helps people solve a range of photo-related mysteries, from dating a Civil War-era daguerreotype to organizing gigabytes of family photos from a digital camera.

 

February 5: Bridget Cahill, a bathroom design and contracting specialist, and Roe Osborn, home building specialist, discuss color and how it can change the feel of a room.

 

February 6: News Roundup

 

February 9: Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss books on Poetry.

 

February 10: Paul Miskovsky
We sit down with award winning landscape designer Paul Miskovsky. We’ll talk about his plans for his exhibit at the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden show based on his experience at Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show in London, England. (This event is the world's largest and most famous gardening venue.)

 

February 11: Anita Silvey
Children and Young Adult Book Expert and Author Anita Silvey talks about books for young readers and discusses her new book I’ll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War.

 

February 12: Charles Darwin
On the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin Heather Goldstone sits down with Mitch Sogin, MBL Evolutionary Biologist and Catherine Norton, Director of the MBL WHOI Library to discuss Darwin’s work and current research.

 

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

 

February 16: Anne LeClaire
Author Anne LeClaire talks about her book Listening Below the Noise: A meditation on the practice of silence. For the past sixteen years the novelist has spent the first and third Mondays in complete silence. Her book chronicles that experience and what she has learned.

 

February 17: Tom Ellis
A conversation with long time television anchor Tom Ellis

 

February 18: Computers & Technology
Cape Cod Times technology columnist Chris Boots-Faubert discusses some of his recent column topics, including his experience riding along with wireless network hackers, why his computer has become so slow, and what it’s like being a guest at an online wedding.

 

February 19: Healthy Lifestyle
Cape Cod Times Editor Paul Pronovost is the guest host. Paul’s guest will be Dr Monte Ladner and Registered Dietician Pat Vasconcellos. They will discuss how to maintain a healthy lifestyle without breaking the bank.

 

February 20: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top stories of the week.

 

February 23: Ask The Manager
Listeners comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young

 

February 24: Afghanistan’s Untold Story
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould discuss their book Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story. They were the first American journalists to get to see what was going on behind Soviet lines in 1981.

 

February 25: Cole Porter (repeat)

 

February 26: Whale Research
We sit down with WHOI Marine Biologist Michael Moore to talk about his research on the North Atlantic Right Whale.

 

February 27: News Roundup

 

March 2: Allen Say
A conversation with Children’s Author and Illustrator Allen Say. Born in Japan in 1937 he immigrated to the United States when he was 16. He is known for his ability to subtly capture the immigrant experience and for his poetic language and evocative watercolors.

 

March 3: Peace Corps
State Representative talks about his time in the Peace Corps.
Other guest TBA (hopefully a recent Peace Corps volunteer)

 

March 4: Social Media
Leslie Fishlock, CEO of web development firm Genevate and Janel Kesten, New England Reprographics Graphic Designer discuss social media and internet etiquette as well as Geek Girl Camp which aims to help women overcome their IT phobias.


March 5: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us the latest bird news.

 

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

 

March 9: Aging in Place
We discuss a growing national movement called aging in place. The idea is to help seniors stay in their homes for as long as possible by offering a range of services like transportation, shopping, home repair services for an annual fee. We will look at two local efforts Vineyard Village at Home which has been operating on Martha’s Vineyard since January 2008 and Neighborhood Falmouth which launches its service next month.
Guests are Jane Hawkes, Program Coordinator for Vineyard Village at Home (VVAH) and Kendall Bohr, Co-Executive Director for Neighborhood Falmouth.

 

March 10: Beekeeping
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist/Entomologist with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Andy Morris Barnstable Beekeepers Association Board Member discuss beekeeping.

 

March 11: Genealogy
We discuss tracing your family tree with Joyce Pendery, Genealogist, New England Historic Genealogical Society Trustee specializing in coastal New England research and President of the Falmouth Genealogical Society.

 

March 12: Astronomy
Mike Hunter, Director of the Werner Schmidt Observatory and President of the Cape Cod Astronomical Society and Dr. Vladimir Strelnitski, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association discuss the International Year of Astronomy

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

 

 

 

March 20: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week


March 16: Housing/Foreclosures
A discussion about the drop in sales/median home price and foreclosure rates with Rick Presbrey, executive director of the Housing Assistance Corporation-Cape Cod, and Timothy Warren, CEO of The Warren Group. Despite all the foreclosures on the Cape, on the plus side, it's a good time for first-time homebuyers.

 

March 17: Small Business
An examination of the impact the economy is having on businesses. We also will discuss entrepreneurial opportunities with Peter Karlson, founder and CEO of Neueon and president of the Cape Cod Technology Council Board of Directors, and Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.


March 18: Rising Need/Less Revenue
The need is rising for basic human services, and with state budget cuts and giving down, meeting that need is getting harder and harder. Brenda Swain, executive director of the Falmouth Service Center, Elizabeth Albert, Barnstable Human Services Director, and Rich Brothers, president of Cape and Islands United Way, join us.

 

March 19: Unemployment
We discuss the regions unemployment with David Augustinho, executive director of the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board, and human resources business consultant Elizabeth Harris-Moritz, president of The Executive Suite.

 

March 20: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week

 

March 23: Stress
A discussion of the psychic toll of the current economic crisis and how to reduce your fear and anxiety with Michael Abruzzese, clinical psychologist, and Peter Kirwin, clinical social worker/therapist and former director of Falmouth Human Services.

 

March 24: Personal Finance: Bankruptcies, Credit, and Debt
We will look at the local bankruptcy rates and offer some tips on getting out of credit card debt. Guests will be Bankruptcy Attorney Alex Rodolakis and Michael Griffin, Professor of Accounting and Finance in the Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

 

March 25: Looking Ahead
We will look at what may lie ahead for the Cape and Islands ten to 15 years down the line, as well as when we might see the economy turn around. Peter Francese, demographics and consumer markets expert, founder of American Demographics Magazine and Neeta P. Fogg, PhD, economist at the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University join us.

 

March 26: Precious Metals from Deep-Sea Vents
Commercial Mining companies are exploring underwater hydro-thermal vents in the hopes of extracting precious metals like gold,silver copper and zinc. The new frontier of deep-sea exploration and mining raises a number of questions about the sustainable use of these resources and potential environmental impacts. Dr. Maurice Tivey, Department Chair of Marine Geology and Geophysics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Chair of the InterRidge Working Group on Seafloor Mining, and Dr. Stace Beaulieu, Research Specialist in the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Coordinator, InterRidge Program discuss seafloor mining.

 

March 27: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

March 30: Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss books that make us laugh.

 

March 31: Ask the Manager
Listeners comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young

 

April 1: Bart Ehrman
Biblical Scholar and Author Bart Ehrman discusses his new book Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them).

 

April 2: Bird News
Blair Nikula fills in for Vernon Laux with the latest bird news.

 

April 3: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

April 6:Geraldine Brooks
Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks talks about her new book People of the Book. The novel traces the journey of a rare illuminated Hebrew manuscript from convivencia Spain to the ruins of Sarajevo, from the Silver Age of Venice to the sunburned rock faces of northern Australia.

 

April 7: Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist and Education Coordinator for Cape Cod Cooperative Extension discusses the spring garden

 

April 8: Cape Cod Bay Water Quality
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies began a long-term study of the water quality in Cape Cod Bay in 2006 as a follow-up to the Center's four year study of the effects of the Boston Effluent Outfall. The program studies downstream sources of pollution and analyzes effects on the ecosystem of the bay. Amy Costa, Ph.D., Director of the Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program and will discuss the health of the bay.

 

April 9: Paul Schneider
Author Paul Schneider discusses his new book Bonnie & Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend.

 

April 10: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

April 13: Right Whales
A rebroadcast of the program we aired last April that won an Associated Press award for Public Affairs. We tagged along with Charles "Stormy" Mayo, Senior Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and his crew as they conducted research in Cape Cod Bay to better understand the habitat of the North Atlantic Right Whale


April 14: End of Life Issues
Sean Hosts

 

April 15: Computer and Technology News
Peter Karlson founder and CEO of Neueon and President of the Cape Cod Technology Council Board of Directors discusses the latest technology news. He will also talk about the increasing popularity of twitter and how to run a small business on free technology.

 

April 16: Remodeling on a budget
Bridget Cahill, design and contracting specialist, and Roe Osborn, home building specialist, discuss cost-effective renovations and upgrades to your home and spring clean up

 

April 17: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

April 20: Uganda
Amy Vince, Special Projects Coordinator at WCAI took a five week sabbatical to volunteer in Uganda. She shares with us what she calls an incredible learning experience and adventure.

 

April 21: Changing Lives Through Literature
Robert Waxler English Professor at UMASS Darmouth and Retired Barnstable District Court Judge Joseph Reardon talk about the alternative sentencing program Changing Lives Through Literature. based on the power of literature to transform lives through reading and group discussion

 

April 22: North Atlantic Right Whales
Dr. Ruth Leeney Director of the Right Whale Aerial Survey Program for the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies talks about the program and its objectives as well as the study of whale sounds

 

April 23: State Rep Jeff Perry
State Representative Jeff Perry talks about his book My GOP where he reflects on the last two election cycles, some history on the Republican Party.

 

April 24: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top stories of the week.


April 27: Barbara Brown Taylor
A conversation with author Barbara Brown Taylor. Her latest book is An Altar on the World. In her previous book Leaving Church she wrote about leaving full-time ministry to become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now she shares how she learned to encounter God beyond the walls of any church.

 

April 28: Xeriscape Landscaping
Award winning landscape designer Paul Miskovsky discusses xeriscaping, landscaping that promotes water conservation

 

April 29: Swine Flu
We discuss swine flu with Dr. Arthur Silverstein an immunologist and professor emeritus at John Hopkins University Medical school. He is also the author of Pure Politics and Impure Science: the Swine Flu Affair.

 

April 30: Peter Abrahams
Peter Abrahams (aka Spencer Quinn) talks about his new book Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery and why he wrote it under a pseudonym.

 

May 1: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

May 4: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us up to date on the latest bird news.

 

May 5: Simon Sinfonietta
The Simon Sinfonietta is a 40-piece chamber orchestra that was created in 2004 to bring together symphonic players from the Boston-Providence-Cape Cod triangle to perform in Falmouth under the baton of Maestro Stephen Simon.

 

May 6: James Ellis
Historian James Ellis discuss his book A Ruinous and Unhappy War: New England and the War of 1812

 

May 7: John F. Kennedy Museum
We take a tour of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. The museum captures the years JFK spent at the family compound in Hyannis Port—his time with family and friends, and with national and international persons of prominence.

 

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

 

May 11: Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss book on the outdoors.

 

May 12: Martin Sandler
Pulitzer prize nominated Author Martin Sandler talks about his book Secret Subway. It is the story of New York City’s first subway.

 

May 13: Nature
We sit down with Phil Kyle, Thornton Burgess Society Naturalist

 

May 14: Fresh Water, Salt Water
WCAI Science Editor Heather Goldstone gives an preview of her series of reports Fresh Water, Salt Water part 2. The series looks at septic pollution, commercial fishing and global warming.

 

May 15: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the top news stories of the week

 

May 18: Gay & Lesbian Equality Fund
As we mark the fifth anniversary of same sex marriage in Massachusetts
Scott Fitzmaurice, Executive Director of the Cape and Islands Gay and Straight Youth Alliance and Rabbi Elias Lieberman, Gay and Lesbian Equity Fund Chair discuss the strides and struggles of the gay and lesbian community.

May 19: Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist, Entomologist and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Education Coordinator talks about the growing popularity of vegetable gardens and answers listeners garden questions.

 

May 20: Health Care on the Outer Cape
Outer Cape Health Services - a not-for-profit Health Center that is the largest supplier of medical services on the Outer Cape. With rising costs and the loss of Federal and State funding, OCHS is facing serious challenges in its effort to continue to provide vital medical care. Roberta Berrien, the new CEO of Outer Cape Health Services discusses those challenges.

 

May 21: Home Improvements
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.

 

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

 

May 25: Katherine Lee Bates
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Katherine Lee Bates, who is most known as the author of America the Beautiful. We talk with Leonard Miele author of Voice of the Tide: the Cape Cod Heritage of Katherine Lee Bates.

 

May 26: Amy Whorf McGuiggan
Author Amy Whorf McGuiggan talks about her new book Take Me Out To the Ballgame: The Story of the Sensational Baseball Song.

 

May 27: Bullying
According to the American Academy of child and adolescent psychiatry Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents. Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discusses bullying among children and adults.

 

May 28: Ask the Manager
Listeners comments, questions and suggestions with Broadcast Director Steve Young

 

May 29: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

June 1: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us up to date on the latest bird news.

 

June 2: Michael Tougias
Author Michael Tougias talks about his latest book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue.

 

June 3: SQuire Rushnell and Louise Duart
A conversation with husband and wife comedy team SQuire Rushnell and Louise Duart

 

June 4: Suicide Prevention
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health the Cape and Islands has 1.5 times higher rate for suicide for youth ages 10 to 24 as compared to the rest of the state. Peter Swenson, Executive Director of Nantucket Behavioral Health Services, Jenny Garneau, Community Organizer for the Department of Mental Health and Tim Lineaweaver, Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health Center of Cape Cod discuss the Cape & Islands Youth Suicide Prevention Project.

 

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

 

June 8: Summer Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss summer books.

 

June 9: Ticks
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Entomologist Dave Simser discusses ticks and the deer tick project.

 

June 10: National Marine Life Center
Kathy Zagzebski, President & Executive Director and Don Lewis Chief Operations Officer of the National Marine Life Center discuss the rehabilitation and release of stranded sea turtles and seals. They will also discuss plans to expand the hospital to treat dolphins, porpoises, and small whales.

 

June 11: Edward Gorey House
We pay a visit to the Edward Gorey House which promotes the life and work of American writer and artist Edward Gorey and his legacy of animal welfare.

 

June 12: News Roundup
Various news editors discuss the weeks top stories.

 

June 15: God’s Problem
Biblical Scholar and Author Bart Ehrman talks about his book God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question—Why We Suffer.

 

June 16: Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist, Entomologist and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Education Coordinator answers listeners gardening questions.

 

June 17: Mediation
The number of people looking to settle disputes without going to trial has been growing for years. Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR can be cheaper, faster and less damaging to relationships than litigation.
Louisa Williams, Executive Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Dispute Resolution, Nancy Fleming, Executive Director of Cape Mediation and Superior Court Judge John Cratsley discuss ADR and the impact expected to the program from state budget cuts.

 

June 18: fishery management
Next week the New England Fishery Management Council will vote on sectors, a new system of community based, fishermen run cooperatives. Fishermen Ray Kane and Joel Hovanesian discuss the plan.

 

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

 

June 22: Renewable Energy
As the federal government, state government and the Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative have set goals for renewable energy project the question becomes how will we meet those goals?
Megan Amsler, Executive Director at Cape and Islands Self-Reliance Corp. and Chris Powicki, Water Energy & Ecology Information Services discuss local efforts and what attributes contribute to a successful project.

 

June 23: Robert Sabbag
Author Robert Sabbag discusses his book Down After Midnight. Sabbag was one of the passengers aboard a New England Air Flight that crashed in the woods of Cape Cod thirty years ago. He looks at the crash and the attempt to come to terms with the aftermath.

 

June 24: We the People
We visit Chatham High School to talk about the We the People program where students compete on their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. The school has won 12 state championships in the last 14 years. We talk to students who have been involved in the program and their teacher Thomas Flaherty who is retiring.

 

June 25: Bill Sargent
Author Bill Sargent talks about his new book Sea Level Rise: The Chatham Story.

 

June 26: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top stories of the week.

 

June 29: Martin Sandler
We sit down with Pulitzer Prize nominated author Martin Sandler to talk about his book Lincoln Through The Lens: How Photography Revealed And Shaped An Extradordinary Life.

 

June 30: Local Food
Jessie Gunnard, Coordinator of Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod program of Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and
Elspeth Pierson, Producer of WCAI’s Local Food Report discuss local farming and farm products as well as what local means.

 

July 1: Bullying in the workplace
A 2007 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute and Zogby International found that 37 percent of American workers have been bullied at work. The survey states nearly three-quarters, 72 percent, of the bullies are bosses. Clinical Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discusses bullying in the workplace.

 

July 2: Needs of the Unemployed
Brenda Swain, Executive Director of the Falmouth Service Center, Al Roy, Director of Operations at Career Opportunities, Freddie Diamond, Social Worker with Falmouth Human Services discuss a collaboration of local organizations who have come together to address the needs of Cape Codders who have lost their jobs.

 

July 3: Sharks
Shark expert and author Dr. Greg Skomal discusses his book The Shark Handbook: The Essential Guide for Understanding the Sharks of the World.

 

July 6: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us up to date on the latest bird news. (Steve Young hosts)

 

July 7: John Hough
Author John Hough discusses his book Seen the Glory: A novel of the battle of Gettysburg.


July 8: Haiti
Cape Cod nurses Kathy Budreski and Rita Zipf, discuss their experience volunteering at Saint Rock Medical Clinic in Haiti. Haiti has a population of eight million, and the World Health Organization estimates that at least half and as much as 60 percent of the population do not have access to clean water. They are taking part in an effort to bring clean water to Saint Rock.

 

July 9: Layla Lalami
Layla Lalami discusses her debut novel is Secret Son. It is the story of a young Moroccan man who is raised in a slum in Cassablanca and is given an opportunity to realize his dreams of not only a better life, but a relationship with the father he thought was dead.

 

July 10: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top stories of the week

 

July 13: Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss books on science and nature

 

July 14: Gardening
Roberta Clark, Horticulturist, Entomologist and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Education Coordinator answers listeners gardening questions.

 

July 15: Bugs
David Simser, Entomologist at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension talks about some of the common bugs found in our region.

 

July 16: Peter Noone
Peter Noone, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor is best known as Herman of the 1960’s group Herman’s Hermits. We discuss his career and upcoming performance at the Barnstable County Fair.

 

July 17: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

July 20: Woods Hole Film Festival
We discuss three documentaries that will be shown during the Woods Hole Film Festival, Shooting Beauty, Waiting for Armaggedon and A Sea Change. Guest are Filmmaker George Kachadorian, Filmmaker Kate Davis and WHOI Senior Scientist Scott Doney.

 

July 21:
Thousands of Massachusetts families with disabilities are faced with budget cuts to services like day employment, transportation, family respite support and turning 22. Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director of The Arc of Massachusetts and Rob Spongberg, Executive Director of The Arc of Cape Cod discuss what the potential impact of those cuts will be.

 

July 22: David Pogue
We sit down with David Pogue, Technology Columnist for the New York Times.

 

July 23: Kevin Flynn
Kevin Flynn, Comedian and Co-Founder of the Nantucket Comedy Festival discusses the importance of humor.

 

July 24: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

July 27: Lynne Cherry
Children’s Illustrator and Author Lynne Cherry discusses her book How we Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming which she co-authored with photojournalist Gary Braasch. We will also discuss her documentary film series Young Voices on Climate Change.

 

July 28: K.J. Fraser
Author Kathy Fraser talks about her book A Journey, A Reckoning and A Miracle.

 

July 29: John Shea
We sit down with Emmy Award winning Actor and Director John Shea who is also the Artistic Director for the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket.

 

July 30: Kathryn Kleekamp
Artist and Author Kathryn Kleekamp discusses her book Cape Cod and the Islands: Where Beauty and History Meet.

 

July 31: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week.

 

August 3: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us up to date on the latest bird news.

 

August 4: Ralph Cicerone
We sit down with Ralph Cicerone President of the National Academy of Sciences and Chair of the National Research Council. His research in atmospheric chemistry, climate change and energy has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy.

 

August 5: Bart Weisman
Bart Weisman, Musician and Executive Producer of the Provincetown Jazz Festival and Tony Stewart, Music Director for New York’s Finest Jazz Ensemble discuss the Provincetown Jazz Festival.


August 6: Patty Larkin
We visit with singer songwriter Patty Larkin. Her latest album is Watch the Sky which she wrote, produced, engineered and edited.

 

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

 

August 10: Gloria Nagy
Author Gloria Nagy talks about her latest novel Seasick a whodunit satire on the world’s largest cruise liner.

 

August 11: Stanley Drucker
We visit with clarinetist Stanley Drucker. He recently retired from his post as principal clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic.

 

August 12: Kate Taylor

 

August 13: David Kinney
Author David Kinney talks about his book The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish. The book is a behind the scenes look at Martha’s Vineyard’s annual Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

 

August 14: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week

 

August 17 – 20 Jay’s series

 

August 21: News Roundup
Various editors discuss the top news stories of the week

 

August 24: Robert Kennedy Jr.
A conversation with Robert F Kennedy Jr

 

August 25: Gardening
Horticulturist and Entomologist Roberta Clark answers listener’s questions about their gardens.

 

August 26: Remembering Senator Edward Kennedy
Senator Kennedy died at his Hyannis Port home at the age of 77.

 

August 27: Ask the Manager
Listener feedback to our programming with Broadcast Director Steve Young

 

August 31: Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss books on Foreign Lands.
 

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