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LocalOur Work For WCAI

Atlantic Public Media began its life as the founding organization for public radio stations WCAI, WNAN and WZAI in Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Brewster and Nantucket, known collectively as WCAI. In 2014, a new transmitter expanded WCAI’s signal to include large portions of the South Coast as well. APM is actively involved in the daily life of the station, providing regular programming and special feature content (both local and national) for broadcast.

Sample some of the programming APM has created for WCAI below.

  • Learn more about the history of APM and its work helping to found the Cape & Island stations.
  • Listen to the first words broadcast on WCAI.

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    THE SONIC IDSVoices, sounds and stories of our region
    SCIENCE MINUTESInside the labs and passion of local scientists
    Arts & IdeasLively, eclectic "Documentary DJ" compilation
    Creative LifeA local audio tour of arts, culture, and inspiration
    LOCAL FOOD REPORTWhat's good, what's growing, what to do with it
    The FundersFundraising spots featuring our own local flavor
    COMMENTARIESLocal writers work produced for local and national broadcast

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    Cooking with a Little-Known Wild Edible

    I first tasted milkweed a few years ago. I was at Ceraldi in Wellfleet—a restaurant known for its focus on hyper local ingredients— and I tried the plants’ shoots. They were bright and snappy and so gloriously green-tasting that I wanted to learn more. Co-owner and chef Michael Ceraldi explains what Asclepias syriaca, or Common Milkweed is.

    Clam Insights Clam Insights

    PlayStopPodcast: DownloadBiologist Roger Hanlon on groundbreaking discoveries made with the same clams we eat in chowder.

    Wigmaker Wigmaker

    PlayStopPodcast: DownloadRichard Theodore on wig-making.