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Elspeth Hay

Local Apple Varieties with a Claim on History and Flavor

Peter Burgess is as interested in the history of farming as he is in the practice itself. His farm in Truro is called Sixpence Farm, after a silver coin he found in the soil that dates back to 1689. Burgess focuses almost entirely on fruits and vegetables that would have been found here over a hundred years ago. On the day I visited, he told me about the apple varieties he planted, and why he chose them.
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Community Leadership Institute

Since 1992, the Community Leadership Institute has been helping local leaders in learning more about the issues facing Cape Cod and the Islands, and how they can become more involved in providing needed leadership.  WCAI's Mindy Todd talks with the Institute's past president, Sean Randall.

Pamela Chatterton-Purdy

The struggles and achievements of people of color on Cape Cod are many.  A new film, “Journeys in the Light: Untold Stories of Cape Cod," recounts some of the stories.  On The Point, Mindy Todd interviews documentary filmmaker Janet Murphy Robertson

The film is scheduled to show Saturday October 10th during an open house at the Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis.


Dog parks are places for dogs to socialize, and people too! Mindy Todd talks about the benefits of the dog park with Barbara Schneider, President of Falmouth Dog Parks Inc., and psychologist Michael Abruzzese.


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This morning I drove out to the small parking area between Gull and Higgins Ponds with our black poodle Sam. I don’t usually try to go there in the summer, as parking is very limited, but that morning I was the only one there. It was a lovely, brilliant October day, temps in the high 60s, the sun so bright and broken on the surfaces of the ponds that it hurt my eyes just to look at it.

Martha White

E.B. White’s granddaughter Martha White discusses her new book E. B. White on Dogs with Mindy Todd on The Point. The book was compiled from E. B. White's essays, poems, letters and sketches related to dogs.


WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the top local news stories of the week. Joining him are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Jim DeArruda at the New Bedford Standard-Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Justine Thieriot

Sanette Groenewald knew she wanted to be a chef from age six. She grew up on a farm in South Africa and spent her childhood foraging around her backyard for things to cook up. When she was old enough, she decided to come to Cape Cod and try to make money from her passion. But when she arrived she discovered that her adventurous, African-inspired style was too “out there” to suit local tastes.


Millions of people live with various types of behavioral health issues but identifying and treating them can be a challenge; particularly if poverty, homelessness, or drug abuse are also present. In response, a coalition of Cape Cod health care providers and first responders created the Behavioral Health Summit- an annual gathering to discuss ways to better address the behavioral health needs of the Cape community. This year’s summit convenes tomorrow and the focus is building bridges to recovery.


On The Point, Mindy Todd interviews jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli. The three-time Grammy Nominee will be at the Falmouth Jazz Fest on Saturday, October 3rd to celebrate the release of her latest CD, Find a Heart.

On The Point, our book experts discuss banned books, including a little history of why certain books have been censored. Sean Corcoran hosts with guests author Peter Abrahams and Jill Erickson, librarian at Falmouth Public Library.