WCAI / WNAN

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WCAI 90.1 and WNAN 91.1, the Cape and Islands NPR stations, are listener-supported public radio stations serving Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and the south coast. Founded by local residents, the stations are a service of WGBH Radio. We strive to celebrate the uniqueness of the communities that we serve while discussing common issues.

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Healthy Living is a weekly commentary that brings listeners the latest in health news and biomedical research.

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Living Lab is intelligent conversation at the intersection of science and culture. Host Dr. Heather Goldstone is keenly interested in the connections between science, art, religion, and culture. Living Lab explores those themes with scientists, authors, artists, educators, and, of course, listeners.

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Science at Work brings listeners into the laboratories and minds of the Woods Hole scientific community. The series explores the business of basic research - how and why scientists pose questions about the world, and how they go about answering them.

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duPont-Columbia award winning series on poverty amidst prosperity


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Caption: A slightly reduced reproduction of James Prosek's watercolor of a swordfish features in the Ocean Fishes exhibit at Woods Hole Historical Museum through July 31st, 2014., Credit: Jennifer Gaines / Woods Hole Historical Museum
Few will ever see firsthand the true, glorious colors of a giant bluefin tuna as it emerges from the ocean. James Prosek's watercolors come close.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 49:27
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A simple mistake can derail the best planned experiments. But sometimes – just sometimes – such an error can lead to an even bigger discovery.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 48:39
Caption: Sidhartha Gautama - the Buddha - in meditation., Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The ancient teachings of Buddhism and cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience lead to the same conclusion: our minds shape our individual realities.

  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 49:28
Caption: Jason Padgett's rendering of how he sees his own hand. , Credit: Jason Padgett
Jason Padgett got hit on the head, and now he’s a math genius. Seriously.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 49:17
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Climate change poses a real and present danger to our modern way of life, but modern civilization likely would not have arisen without agriculture ...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 48:38
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You can think of groundwater as a big, black box connecting life on land to ocean ecosystems. We have a decent handle on what goes in, but scientis...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 49:22
Caption: Citizen scientists documenting invasive plant species on Nantucket., Credit: Sarah Bois / Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Amateur naturalists have played a significant role in environmental research for over a century. The internet makes it possible to organize on a wh...

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 49:18
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Every life is full of twists and turns, dead ends and fortuitous opportunities. Scientists are no exception.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 49:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Writing and drawing came easily for Jill McDermott. Chemistry, on the other hand, presented a challenge. That's why she chose to make it her career.

  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 49:31
Caption: NOAA Okeanos Explorer
High-speed communications technology is helping scientists explore the deep sea without ever leaving the comfort of home.

  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 49:28