Sean Corcoran

Reporter at WCAI Cape Cod

Sean Corcoran appears in the following:

Cape Cod's Offshore Wind Project In Jeopardy

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A controversial offshore wind project under development in Cape Cod has lost both of the buyers for its power. Without financing, Cape Wind is missing deadlines to deliver.


Desperately Seeking a Cure for Alzheimer's

Thursday, December 12, 2013

More than 5 million Americans suffer with Alzheimer’s disease and by 2050 that number is expected to nearly triple. All this week, our partner WGBH has been exploring efforts by leading researchers in labs around the country who are trying to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The Takeaway talks with WGBH and WCAI senior reporter and editor, Sean Corcoran about his series: "Desperate for a Cure: The Search for New Alzheimer's Treatments."    

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Cape Cod Community To Vote On Status Of Wind Turbines

Friday, May 17, 2013

In the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, voters will decide if two, town-owned wind turbines will be taken down. Dozens have complained of headaches, insomnia and other issues since the first turbine started spinning in 2010.


Library Access to E-books Worries Publishers

Monday, February 20, 2012

While e-books are extremely convenient for readers, their proliferation is causing more financial problems for the already beleaguered publishing industry. A growing number of people with e-readers want to borrow e-books from their local libraries. But publishers, selling the electronic manuscripts at record highs, are wary of letting libraries loan them out. 

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Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One in eight people over age 65 suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Most patients develop late-onset Alzheimer's. Scientists have found a predisposing genetic risk factor for this type of the disease, and while they have yet to discover a direct genetic link, researchers have isolated the early-onset Alzheimer’s gene. Early-onset Alzheimer's is rare, affecting only five percent of Alzheimer’s patients. But it can strike as early as 30, with devastating consequences for the patient and their families. Many families are unprepared for the difficult decisions caregivers face when their loved ones are diagnosed with early- or late-onset Alzheimer's. 


Washington Causes Stir by Approving Nation's First Off-Shore Wind Farm

Thursday, April 29, 2010

On Thursday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the federal government would green light construction of Cape Wind, the nation’s first off shore wind farm. 


Will an Offshore Wind Farm in Nantucket Become a Reality?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar will be making a decision that could affect the advancement of green energy here in the United States. This week, Salazar will decide whether or not to build an offshore wind farm off of Nantucket Sound. Opponents of the project are threatening to sue if it is approved. 

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States Turning to Gambling to Help Budget Woes

Monday, April 12, 2010

States across the country are struggling with billions of dollars in budget gaps. Now many of them are looking at ways to raise revenue by expanding some form of gambling. Massachusetts is considering a bill that would license two resort-style casinos and bring slot machines to four of the state’s racetracks. 

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Mourners Gather in Boston to Pay Respects

Friday, August 28, 2009

Those who loved Senator Ted Kennedy are standing in line to pay their respects, even at this early hour.  Kennedy lies in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. We talk with Sean Corcoran, a senior reporter from WCAI who is in Boston collecting stories from people gathering there. We also talk with Robert from Oakville, Connecticut who drove up with his 14-year-old grandson Ryan.


Live from the Kennedy Library in Boston

Friday, August 28, 2009

We go this morning to Sean Corcoran, senior reporter with WCAI, Cape and Island Radio. He joins us live from the Kennedy Library in Boston, where the body of Senator Ted Kennedy lies in repose, to talk about the public's response to the death of their long-serving senator. We also talk to two people who lined up to pay their respects: 41-year-old Darren Ring, from Weymus, Massachusetts, who was the first person in line; and Ann Zeller, from Fremont, New Hampshire, who drove to Boston with her husband.

Here are a few pictures from Boston as people readied for today's wake:

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Boston and Cape Cod Mourn Senator Kennedy

Thursday, August 27, 2009

At the JFK Library and Museum in Boston, mourners are lining up to view the body of Senator Kennedy, who will lie in repose later today. To set the scene, Emily Rooney, host of WGBH's Beat the Press, joins us from Boston, and Sean Corcoran, senior reporter at WCAI, joins us from Cape Cod.


Legacy of Kennedy Family in Ireland

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate, Kennedy compiled an impressive list of legislative achievements: on health care, civil rights, education and immigration.  From outside the Kennedy's house on Cape Cod, we're joined again by Sean Corcoran, senior reporter for WCAI. The Kennedy family legacy is far from exclusively American, however – it extends across the Atlantic to Ireland. We're joined by Irish politician and former Kennedy intern Mark Durkan, leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in Ireland, and one of the leaders of the power-sharing governments in Northern Ireland.


Reactions on the Cape to Kennedy's Death

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We go live to Hyannis Port, Cape Cod, to talk with Sean Corcoran, senior reporter at WCAI.