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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20 Pieces

duPont-Columbia award winning series on poverty amidst prosperity


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Caption: Rhode Island fisherman Joel Hovanesian points to the bumper sticker he says he created. , Credit: Heather Goldstone
Tensions between New England's fishermen and the scientists and managers that oversee their industry are so engrained, they have come to seem as mu...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 06:02
Caption: Ernie Eldredge at the helm of one of the boat he uses to tend his weirs., Credit: Heather Goldstone
For decades, fishery management has focused almost exclusively on the need to restrict fishing. Now, environmental changes are forcing fishermen an...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption:  Forest land on Martha's Vineyard is perforated by houses., Credit: Credit David Foster / Harvard Forest
Massachusetts is in the middle of a new wave of deforestation. The first wave came back in the 1800s when the land was cleared for farms and pastur...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:33
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It's Time For Our Pledge Drive (sung to the tune of Away in the Manger)

Bought by KISU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KFAI


  • Added: Dec 22, 2008
  • Length: 02:47
  • Purchases: 3
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Meals on Wheels on the Vineyard: Much of the world knows Martha's Vineyard as a rich person's playground, but many locals are struggling to find a...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2007
  • Length: 05:00
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Stressed Out in Eastham: According to a survey conducted by Barnstable County last year, 80% of the most needy households on the Cape wrestle with ...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2007
  • Length: 04:04
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The Winter Rental Shuffle in Sandwich: With off-season rental-housing prices skyrocketing, where are the working poor expected to look for shelter?

Bought by KPFA


  • Added: Feb 16, 2007
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Homeless in Hyannis Part 2: Shelters housed more than 500 homeless people last year. But untold others live on friends' couches, in motel rooms, an...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2007
  • Length: 04:52
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Homeless in Hyannis Part 1: Shelters housed more than 500 homeless people last year. But untold others live on friends' couches, in motel rooms, an...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2007
  • Length: 05:05
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Free and reduced lunch program statistics in Dennis indicate that there may be no accurate way to measure poverty.

  • Added: Feb 16, 2007
  • Length: 04:35