The Lowdown

Series produced by Lower Cape Communications

Caption: Ira Wood
Ira Wood 

Topical issues and bodacious attitude characterize this weekly half hour of politics, books, and national trends as they affect life on America’s outermost peninsula and beyond.

Nothing is off-limits in Provincetown, America’s most infamous art colony, or on The Lowdown, a talk show that exemplifies the historically irreverent character of this infamous town located 60 miles out to sea on the tip of Cape Cod. Informed by a career in writing, publishing, and government host Ira Wood seeks out authors, politicians, innovators, and homegrown eccentrics who pass through Cape Cod during the summer and the headlines year-round. The show has covered the largest sexual survey since the Kinsey report, the lingering legacy of the Kennedy assassination (with Jesse Ventura), the death of Robin Williams (with Lewis Black), and cutting edge Global Warming law (with Helena Kennedy, Baroness in the House of Lords). Closer to home it has confronted the issues of heroin addiction and homelessness in ‘vacationland’ Cape Cod. Get the Lowdown: the outermost take on outlandish times. Hide full description

Nothing is off-limits in Provincetown, America’s most infamous art colony, or on The Lowdown, a talk show that exemplifies the historically irreverent character of this infamous town located 60 miles out to sea on the tip of Cape Cod. Informed by a career in writing, publishing, and government host Ira Wood seeks out authors, politicians, innovators, and homegrown eccentrics who pass through Cape Cod during the summer and the headlines year-round. The show has covered the largest sexual survey since the Kinsey report, the lingering legacy of the Kennedy assassination (with Jesse Ventura), the death of Robin Williams (with Lewis Black), and cutting edge Global Warming law (with Helena Kennedy, Baroness in the House of Lords). Closer to home it has confronted the issues of heroin... Show full description


8 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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One long-time resident dispels a lot of the stereotypes and introduces a new possibility for affordable community.

  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:36
Caption: Ira Wood
Bruce Taub and Martina Jackson talk about the candidates with Ira ahead of the Democratic presidential primary.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 29:39
Caption: Ira Wood
Mixed Martial Arts, America’s Fastest Growing and Most-derided sport

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge


  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:49
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ira Wood
Can the Victims of Climate Change Be Afforded the Same Rights as Victims of War Crimes?

  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:32
Caption: Ira Wood
Heroin Addiction on Olde Cape Cod

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 29:24
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What the Fight Against the AIDS Epidemic has to Teach Us About the Fight Against Heroin

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:35
Caption: Ira Wood
Provincetown Selectmen Single Out the Wealthy for Higher Taxes…and Say They are Happy to Do It.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:42
Caption: Ira Wood
Is Outer Cape Cod Doomed to Become a Winter Ghost Town or is There any way Working People Can Afford to Live There?

  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 58:32