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The Weekly Bird Report with Mark Faherty can be heard every Wednesday on WCAI, the local NPR station for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the South Coast. Mark has been the Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary since August 2007 and has led birding trips for Mass Audubon since 2002. He is past president of the Cape Cod Bird Club and current member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee.
 
WCAI's award-winning public affairs program. Every Monday The Point features Living Lab with Heather Goldstone, examining the stories behind science headlines. Tuesday through Thursday, Mindy Todd hosts a lively and informative discussion on critical issues for Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Coast. Every Friday is the News Roundup, as WCAI Senior Reporter Sean Corcoran speaks with news editors and reporters from around the region.
 
Creative Life offers an audio tour of arts, culture, and inspiration on Cape Cod, the Islands, and the South Coast. Our region is rich with creative diversity, and so are the stories we tell. Creative Life airs every second Monday on WCAI, the local NPR station for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the South Coast.. Creative Life is edited by Jay Allison.
 
A nature writer living in Wellfleet, Robert Finch has written about Cape Cod for more than forty years. He is the author of nine books of essays. A Cape Cod Notebook airs weekly on WCAI, the NPR station for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the South Coast. In both 2006 and 2013, the series won the New England Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Radio Writing.
 
The Forgetting is a podcast that talks about and demystifies Alzheimer's disease. The twice-monthly show is co-hosted by two well-respected Alzheimer’s experts: David Shenk author of, “The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic;” and Greg O’Brien, author of, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.” O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009, at age 59. The podcast highlights the friendship Shenk and O’Brien share, while also documenting O’Brien’s experien ...
 
Bird news airs on Wednesdays at 8:35am, Thursday at 12:35pm and Fridays at 4:30pm.E. Vernon Laux is an author and ornithologist who's been birding the Cape and Islands for nearly 40 years. He's the resident naturalist and land manager for the Linda Loring Foundation on Nantucket.
 
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When it comes to late winter on Cape Cod, and the knowledge that beach weather is still four months away, it’s the little signs of better things to come that keep you going. If you are paying attention to the birds around you every day, you should be brimming with hope, because they clearly are, too.…
 
Former theoretical physicist Michael Goldhaber predicted that a time would come when an information glut would make it harder and harder for people to focus their attention. He foresaw a world where everyone is desperately seeking their own audience, fracturing reality in the process. Our panel of mental health experts talk about a trend of rejecti…
 
What is it like to be the only woman in meeting? Or the only LGBTQ person in a classroom? Or the only person of color at a social function? What can we do to make everyone feel accepted and respected in these spaces? On The Point, we discuss the short film White Space which explores the lives and experiences of four women of color living on Cape Co…
 
It’s not every day we have the opportunity to talk with a high school student who is a talented musician, recording artist, and has two Grammy nominations under his belt. Morgan Peters the 2nd, aka ZYG 808, is a senior at Mashpee High School. He’s been playing music for as long as he remembers, plus composing and producing his work. We talk with hi…
 
Cape officials are asking why the region, with its disproportionatly older population, has no mass vaccination site. The county and towns are struggling to accommodate demand for the vaccine. Meanwhile, a new report calls for urgent action on ocean acidification, and the Army National Guard releases the public comments (overwhelmingly negative) it …
 
Although many Tribal Nations were quicker than most states and the U.S. Federal Government to take action to protect citizens, the statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show infection and death from COVID-19 is higher among American Indians/Alaska Natives than among non-Hispanic Whites. And based on data from 14 participating states, age-…
 
A few days ago, a grim ornithological mystery came across my computer screen. A photo of a chunky, yellowish bird found dead in the wrack line at Hardings Beach in Chatham. It was originally sent to Mike O’Connor at Birdwatcher’s General Store in Orleans, who identified it as one of the most sought-after and hardest to see birds in North America, a…
 
Spring may not feel close, but some birds are already bringing signs of the coming season. February is usually the beginning of the woodcock mating season, and one can see or hear the unusual displays of the males at dawn or dusk in open areas, even supermarket parking lots! Host Mindy Todd and wildlife biologist Mark Faherty bring us the season's …
 
Last March, in the early days of the pandemic, we gave a couple of small donations to organizations aiding the poor and those particularly susceptible to the virus. We gave to certain early-on hard-hit communities like Charlestown, to first responders and to “essential workers.” We did this partly out of passive philanthropy, and partly, it now see…
 
Seniors 75-and-older start baring their shoulders as Phase Two of the vaccination rollout gets underway. “Please have patience” – that was the message from Cape officials to 13-thousand people who joined a single phone call. And the Barnstable School District is officially on the hunt for a new mascot.…
 
How will the Cape and Islands change 10, 20, and 50 years from now? Will our roadways be designed to handle increased vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic? Will we meet the housing, retail, and social needs of the community while maintaining the look and feel of the region? On The Point, we talk about the role of Complete Streets and Form-Based…
 
It’s finally that time of year when winter gets serious here on the Cape. Water actually starts to freeze, even salt water, and the place finally feels shut down for the season. Despite this, it’s also the time of year when birdsong noticeably increases and a few foolish migrants trickle back early, a time when hope and hormones trump the cold. But…
 
It’s one of the most debilitating brain diseases, and the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s is expected to rise to 12 million by 2040. On The Point, we talk with Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Ray Dorsey two leading Parkinson’s doctors about research into ending the disease and latest advances in care and treatment. Along with Drs. Todd Sherer …
 
The Forgetting podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s Greg and David swing from serious to jocular as they check in on each other during the pandemic. The two friends talk about people’s need for certainty in their lives. Dementia creates a lot of uncertainty, and the pandemic and the country’s politics have made it worse.…
 
February 1st marks the start of Phase 2 of the state's COVID vaccination rollout, open to seniors 75-and-over. But many of those eligible can't get an appointment and find the online registration system maddening. And Massachusetts lobstermen are hit by new regulations designed to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.…
 
On the morning of January 7, after a few days of moderate, mostly northerly winds, Sue Finnegan and Alex Burdo pulled into the parking lot at First Encounter Beach in Eastham to find some seabirds on the move. Watching from the car to avoid the biting cold, they soon realized that among the Razorbills and Dovekies were some pudgy, dusky-faced birds…
 
Years ago, I lived in Washington, DC. More years have passed between the day my one-way rental Town and Country minivan pulled away from the 1400 block of A Street, Southeast than the five years I lived in that city. My father and I packed my whole adult life up until then into the back of the van. An IKEA mattress, a blue bicycle, and too many clo…
 
It’s finally over, and what a white-knuckle ride it’s been. While I could easily be talking about 2020, I actually mean that the last of the Christmas Bird Counts are finally in the books. That makes this a bittersweet time for some birders. In my case, there are some very warm, absurdly thick socks mostly reserved for these 12-hour blitzes that I …
 
For various reasons, this year’s Nantucket, Stellwagen Bank, and Mid-Cape Christmas Bird Counts all ended up scheduled on the same day, Sunday the 27 th . This is unprecedented as far as I know - these counts share some of the same personnel, so normally the organizers coordinate on dates. But as we well know, nothing is normal in 2020. Luckily, th…
 
The year is ending and it is a time for solemn contemplation. But what is a year? Our calendar years are artificial, human constructs. So, too, are our weeks and months—arbitrary divisions of time that were devised over the course of human history for various organizational purposes-notches in the hieroglyphics of ancient civilizations and up to th…
 
When I say Christmas Bird Count to most people, I often wonder if they think I’m referring to the avian enumeration in that old song, you know, “four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves”, etc. Come to think of it, fully half of the gifts from that person’s true love are birds. I feel like I could have been a real Casanova in the 18 t…
 
If there’s one thing you can count on each December, it’s counting. It’s when we hold the counts during which we count all the birds we can count. I’m talking about last weekend’s annual Cape Cod Waterfowl count as well as the various Christmas Bird Counts that begin this weekend. At last count, there were at least nine such counts in the CAI liste…
 
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