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Playlist: Nantucket

Compiled By: Eva Breneman

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Two Cape Cods: Hidden Poverty on the Cape and Islands - Part 17

From WCAI / WNAN | Part of the Two Cape Cods: Hidden Poverty on the Cape and Islands series | 05:01

Lack of Workforce Housing on Nantucket: With a median home price of $1.6 million, many in the Nantucket workforce will never be able to live where they work.

Jameswarrenphoto_small Those who serve Cape Cod's poor are the first to point out that behind the veil of the affluent summer paradise we all recognize, hides a community that continually struggles to make ends meet. This duPont-Columbia Award-winning series examines the unique factors that contribute to persistent and hidden poverty throughout the Cape and Islands region. Each story is set in one of the fifteen towns on Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Winds of Change: The DeepCwind Consortium

From Alex Wise | Part of the Sea Change Radio series | 30:00

You probably remember the Cape Wind project. It is America’s first offshore wind farm, located in Nantucket Sound, but coastal residents who considered it an eyesore have been anything but breezy, costing the project dearly in delays and dollars. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio has a model for offshore wind power that can bypass the objections of the “not-in-my-beachview” crowd.

Host Alex Wise talks with Dr. Habib Dagher who manages the DeepCWind Consortium, a floating wind turbine project which is scheduled to launch off the coast of Maine in the summer of 2013. Unlike the Cape Wind project, this offshore wind project is floating, and it’s far enough away from land that it can’t be seen from the coast. Dr. Dagher talks about the exciting solution that floating turbines could offer, the magnitude of this technology’s capacity for energy capture, and some of the challenges facing the offshore wind industry on the whole.

Habibdagher_small You probably remember the Cape Wind project. It is America’s first offshore wind farm, located in Nantucket Sound, but coastal residents who considered it an eyesore have been anything but breezy, costing the project dearly in delays and dollars. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio has a model for offshore wind power that can bypass the objections of the “not-in-my-beachview” crowd. Host Alex Wise talks with Dr. Habib Dagher who manages the DeepCWind Consortium, a floating wind turbine project which is scheduled to launch off the coast of Maine in the summer of 2013. Unlike the Cape Wind project, this offshore wind project is floating, and it’s far enough away from land that it can’t be seen from the coast. Dr. Dagher talks about the exciting solution that floating turbines could offer, the magnitude of this technology’s capacity for energy capture, and some of the challenges facing the offshore wind industry on the whole.

Hidden Kitchens Special - Hour Two

From The Kitchen Sisters | Part of the Hidden Kitchens series | 59:05

Two new one-hour specials journey into the world of street corner cooking, kitchen rituals and visionaries? how communities come together through food. A poignant, sometimes wild chronicle of American life.

Hkmap_small Two new nationwide public radio collaborations. The first hour special is presented by NPR and KQED Public Radio. The second hour special is presented by NPR and Chicago Public Radio. Hour Two: Frances McDormand takes listeners on a further journey into unusual, significant, clandestine kitchens hidden across America. Stories include: Harvest on Big Rice Lake; Listener Phone Messages: Endangered Kitchens & Hippie Kitchens; Burgoo: Mopping the Mutton; Freighter Food: From the Galleys of the Great Lakes; A Secret Civil Rights Kitchen: Georgia Gilmore & The Club From Nowhere; Listener Messages: Grandmother?s Kitchens; A Prison Kitchen Vision; The Fellowship of Food. Long description: A midnight cabyard kitchen on the streets of San Francisco, makeshift kitchens crammed in the racing pits of NASCAR, a secret civil rights kitchen tucked away in a house in Montgomery, the most unexpected hidden kitchen of all, The George Foreman Grill. The Hidden Kitchens series, first heard on Morning Edition is the inspiration for two new hour-long specials coming to public radio his fall. NPR and KQED Public Radio present Hidden Kitchens: Stories and More from Peabody Award winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) and Jay Allison -- two hour long broadcast specials narrated by Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand. Hour two is presented in association with Chicago Public Radio. Hidden Kitchens travels America, exploring the world of street corner cooking, kitchen rituals and visionaries, how communities come together through food. Lively, richly layered, full of heart and spirit, the specials take listeners on a journey into the world of secret, underground, unexpected, unusual, clandestine cooking across America. Thousands of NPR listeners called in to share their own tips and leads on NPR?s Hidden Kitchen hotline, The Morning Edition series just scratched the surface of this intriguing archive of kitchen stories. Hidden Kitchens: Stories and More features these messages from listeners from throughout the country the James Beard Award-nominated radio series on NPR?s Morning Edition, is the inspiration. A collection of small kitchen stories, mysterious and revealing, first heard on NPR's Morning Edition, now unfolding further in these specials -- produced by The Kitchen Sisters and Jay Allison in association with KQED?s Campaign for the Future Program Venture Fund. Mixed by with Jim McKee at Earwax Productions. "The Kitchen Sisters are my favorite storytellers. Their off-beat kitchen stories make me want to walk through my neighborhood, go on a road trip and eat the food of family. They have heart." -Francis Ford Coppola ?The Kitchen Sisters have done some of the best radio stories ever broadcast. I know some people who didn?t believe you could ?that? on the radio.? -Ira Glass, host and producer, This American Life ?This collection of stories from every corner of the United States is so hopeful and reassuring. The Kitchen Sisters understand that food is more than just food: it is about our connections to one another and to our place in the world.? -Alice Waters, Founder of Chez Panisse ?The Kitchen Sisters are the best thing going on radio today? In bringing their stories to life in book form, they hold a wry, appreciative mirror up to America's foodways, and in the process, make you realize just how strange and wonderful our culinary traditions are.? -Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) have been producing radio programs together since 1979. They are the creators, with Jay Allison, of two Peabody Award winning NPR series, Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project heard on NPR?s All Things Considered and the James Beard Award nominated Morning Edition series Hidden Kitchens that explores the world of street corner cooking, kitchen rituals and visionaries ? how communities come together through food, now in it?s second season. The Kitchen Sisters groundbreaking national radio collaborations have brought together independent producers, NPR, stations, artists, writers, archivists, historians and public radio listeners throughout the country to create richly layered, highly produced radio documentaries that chronicle untold stories of American culture and traditions. Jay Allison is an independent broadcast journalist. His work airs on NPR?s All Things Considered, PRI?s This American Life, ABC News' Nightline, and other national programs. He is the recipient of four Peabody Awards and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting?s Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio, the industry's highest honor. He is the director of Atlantic Public Media and the founder of WCAI/WNAN, the public radio service for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. He is also an innovator in online projects for public broadcasting, including Transom.org and The Public Radio Exchange (PRX.org). Host bio: Universally acclaimed actress Frances McDormand?s celebrated performances include her Academy Award winning role in ?Fargo? as well as additional nominations for ?Almost Famous? and ?Mississippi Burning?. Other films include ?Something?s Gotta Give?, ?Wonder Boys?, ?Laurel Canyon?, ?North Country?, and ?Blood Simple?.