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What better bird to talk about on the day before Thanksgiving than the Turkey? No, not the one stuffed, roasted, and gracing your table, but the wild turkey.

On The Point, we talk about favorite books; the ones we like so much we buy them to give our friends and loved ones as presents. Mindy Todd hosts, with our book experts Vicky Titcomb of Titcomb's Books, and Jill Erickson, librarian at Falmouth Library. We also hear from listeners about their picks.

My First Home

23 hours ago
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Most of us have, at one time or another, entered into projects which, had we known what we were actually getting into, we would never have begun in the first place. So it was with my first home.

Ask The Manager

Nov 24, 2015
J. Junker

On our Ask The Manager edition of The Point, listeners get a chance to ask questions, and make comments and suggestions. Our hosts in The Point studio are Mindy Todd, host, producer and managing director of editorial, and Sean Corcoran, managing editor of news. They bring us up to date on all the latest changes in programing, including highly-anticipated new features.

Friends of Herring River

In 1909, the Town of Wellfleet and the State of Massachusetts built a dike at the mouth of the Herring River to dry out a wetland and get rid of a plague of mosquitos. 

It worked, and tourism flourished. But there was a cost. Water quality in the estuary got worse. Shellfish beds disappeared. And migratory fish couldn’t reach their spawning ponds.

Don Cuddy

The accepted method for assessing fish stocks involves catching samples in a net, hauling them up, and counting. Nearly everyone agrees it's a method with drawbacks. The sample size is necessarily limited, and the most of fish do not survive. But now there may be a better way.  

An Act Relative to Sex Offenders

Nov 21, 2015





There’s a new proposal in the Massachusetts legislature that aims to restrict where Level 2 and Level 3 Sex Offenders can loiter. It’s called an ‘Act Relative to Child Safety Zones’. 

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For the last few  years Owen Nichols has been studying marine life in Pleasant Bay. Particularly amazing, he says, is the abundance of juvenile diversity within the bay, marking the area as a kind of sealife nursery. He's found juvenile lobsters, mussels, scallops, whelk, and winter flounder, to name just a handful of species.

Buttonwood Park Zoo

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion with journalists about the top local news stories of the week. Joining him this week are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Andy Tomolonis of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Caitlyn Russell of The Register (Dennis-Yarmouth); Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle.


The Barnstable County Sheriff's office will soon become the only department in the region with a specially-equipped boat that can detect radiation and other threats.  

The Sheriff’s office is buying the boat with a $450,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. That means the boat comes with certain stipulations on how and when it can be used.