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The Point
12:48 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Dealing with Chronic Pain

Credit Dan Tritle

An estimated 50 million Americans live with day to day pain from sports injuries, back injuries, car accidents, or health conditions. We talk about medications but also the many other treatments pain doctors are using including acupuncture, yoga, massage and much more.  Also discussed: the psychiatric approaches to pain and suffering, and the role spirituality can play.  Mindy Todd's guests include Dr. John Beet; who specializes in pain medicine at Cape Cod Healthcare; clinical psychologist Dr.

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Cape Cod Notebook
7:37 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Cape Cod's Most Abundant Winter Bird May Surprise You

If I asked you to guess what is the most abundant bird on Cape Cod and the Islands this time of the year, which would you choose: The chickadee? Herring gull? Crow? Black Duck? Starling? House sparrow?

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Science & Environment
12:23 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Why Commodities Are More Than Economic Indicators

Cacao, as a commodity, reveals much about social and religious differences between Europe and Mesoamerica.

We track the prices of everything from crude oil to milk for clues about the state of the economy. But what could they tell us about the environment?

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creative life
9:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Story of a Wedding Cake

A lot happens in Lisa Raffael's cake shop. You might see a couple nervously deciding between red velvet and oreo cookie cream wedding cake; Or Lisa, working late into the night on a complex design of Fenway Park crafted out of sugar.

Lisa has baked for countless Cape Cod weddings. Anna Stitt went to visit Raffael in her shop to find out just what goes on behind the scenes of those perfect plastic-looking wedding cakes and what's it like for an artist to have their work disappear almost immediately?

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The Point
10:20 am
Fri February 27, 2015

WCAI's Local News Roundup: Falmouth Turbine Opponents Win Appeal; Coast Guard Breaking Ice

State Appeals Court rules that the town of Falmouth violated its own bylaws when a land-based wind turbine along Route 28 was erected without a special permit.
Credit Photo by Sean Corcoran

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran and local journalists review the top regional news stories of the week. Sean's guests this week include Geoff Spillane, a reporter at The Cape Cod Times; Cape Cod Chronicle Editor Tim Wood; Nelson Sigelman, editor of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Sally Rose, editor of the Provincetown Banner; and New Bedford Standard-Times Editorial Page Editor Jim DeArruda.

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Weekend Outlook
2:59 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Multicultural Festival Brings Music, Food and More: Best Bets for the Weekend

The Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod returns for its 15th year this weekend.
Credit Cape Cod Community College

The Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod will be back for its 15th year Saturday at Cape Cod Community College, with all kinds of ways to experience traditions from other countries. And don't forget the food trucks!

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The Point with Mindy Todd
11:04 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Chandler Travis Debuts a New Album

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Mindy Todd sits down with Chandler Travis to talk about his new album "Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger", coming in March.
It's a compilation of 19 examples of Chandler's best work with Greenberger, his favorite lyricist. The lyrics share compassion, warmth, and inventive imagery, echoed in music that is gently but firmly idiosyncratic.

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The Point with Mindy Todd
10:46 am
Thu February 26, 2015

True Story Theater: The Power of Storytelling

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The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Ordering Seeds? Start Here

Credit Elspeth Hay

Around this time for the past several years, Elspeth Hay has talked with a local farmer or gardener about what seed varieties they're ordering for the upcoming growing season. This week on the Local Food Report, she talks with an Orleans gardener who grew up in Sweden about her favorite varieties for root vegetables. 

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The Point with Mindy Todd
3:31 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Classic Books Keep On Pleasing Readers

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On The Point, a discussion of great classics in literature. Mindy Todd hosts Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Janet GardnerCape Cod Writers Workshop Business Manager and former English Professor and Director of the Honors program at UMass Dartmouth.

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