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: Jelle Atema's collection of bone flutes., Credit: Jenny Junker
Whether or not Neanderthals made and played musical instruments is still up for debate. But if they did, it may have sounded like this.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 48:32
Caption: The Andromeda galaxy is our largest galactic neighbor, measuring 260,000 light-years across., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
What is the nature of our universe? Accidental, gargantuan, temporary, lawful, and spiritual are just a handful of the possibilities.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 48:13
Caption: An engine from Air France flight 447, as photographed on the sea floor. , Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA)
The crash of Air France flight 447 was a best-case scenario for a deep sea search. The missing Malaysian Airlines flight is anything but.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 49:20
Caption: The depletion of Peru's guano islands lay at the heart of the War of the Pacific. , Credit: Wikimedia Commons
It enabled the industrialization of agriculture, led to the discovery of El Nino, helped spawn the modern environmental movement, and lay at the he...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 49:30
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In the late 1800s, Louis Agassiz founded the Anderson School of Natural History on Penikese Island, the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, a...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 49:30
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In the 1950s and 60s, oceanographer Dean Bumpus filled hundreds of thousands of bottles with pleas for help and threw them into the ocean. Bumpus d...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2014
  • Length: 49:30
Caption: Helen & Klytaimestra, Credit: Glynnis Fawkes
Did ancient women view virgin sacrifices as belittling or empowering? What did ancient music sound like? An emerging field of archaeology attempts ...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 49:31
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On the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Vermont's Irene Recovery Officer, now Deputy Secretary of Transportation, reflects on lessons learned from ...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 04:56
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Tech spin-offs may be nothing new in Boston or Silicon Valley, but they are something of a novelty on Cape Cod. Hydroid is a small company that beg...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 04:57
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Modern-day life on an island is made possible by undersea cables carrying electricity, telephone, and broad-band communications. Residents of Cape ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:33