In This Place

About 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and that number is rising in line with the aging population. An estimated one to four family members act as caregivers for each individual with Alzheimer’s. Joining us on The Point is Dr. Molly Perdue, executive director of the The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center, designed to get caregivers the help and support they need.

Gyotaku is a 2,000-year-old Japanese art form. Jenny Bovey is one of its few full-time practitioners in the United States. You can find her immersed in paints, ink, fish, fabric, and fine paper in her studio-and-store on Main Street in Chatham. 

This past Saturday the fishing excitement centered around the season opening for black sea bass. The population of sea bass has appeared to be growing increasingly strong over the last couple of years, and fishermen - many of them just getting their boats into the water - turned out in numbers to enjoy a beautiful early season day.

Steve Heaslip / Cape Cod Times

It is Memorial Day weekend, and there are a variety of events to mark the holiday, particularly parades and services on Monday. Here's your rundown.

WCAI's Mindy Todd hosts a discussion of the week's top local news.  Her guests include Patrick Cassidy from the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown from the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner.

Elspeth Hay

Ever wanted to plant an herb garden, but don't know where to start? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Peter Fossel of Swan River Farm in Dennisport about planning an herb garden.

WCAI is proud to bring you this coverage from Provincetown of the latest Hawthorne Barn 20 Summers event: WOLF IN THE BARN: Naomi Wolf in Conversation with Megan Marshall. Iconic feminist and activist Naomi Wolf is interviewed by Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Megan Marshall.

Books on Whales

May 25, 2016

Our book experts sit down in The Point studio to discuss Books on Whales. Guests on the program are:  Jill Erickson, reference librarian at Falmouth Public Library; and Dennis Minsky, field biologist, naturalist, and marine educator aboard the Dolphin Whale Watch Fleet. Mindy Todd hosts.

 New regulations for professionals in the finance industry have been called “revolutionary” by some. Pam Krueger, host of PBS’s Money Track, explains what the new rules mean for consumers and professionals, and how to vet a financial planner. She also talks about personal finance questions; exactly what works and what doesn’t when it comes to investing.

J. Junker

A wrap up of our Public Radio exchange experiment with WCAI’s Steve Junker and Marfa Public Radio’s Travis Bubenick, who talk over the experience with the station managers Mindy Todd and Tom Michael