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Comedian, actor, and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host, Colin Quinn is coming to the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford on October 10th. Speaking with Steve Junker on All Things Considered, he had a few things to get off his mind about the extremism of social media, and the personalities of the cities on the Northeast Corridor. (Yes, he did call Philadelphia a "prison town.")

The conversation is posted here - give it a listen. 

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; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Want to hone your Davy Crockett-style tracking skills? Head to Harwich this Saturday, where the Harwich Conservation Trust presents naturalist and tracking instructor Todd Kelley for a workshop on how to identify wildlife and their tracks by interpreting the clues they leave behind.

Eighty percent of adults with autism live at home once they “age out” of special education programs at age 22.  That often means there is little opportunity for social involvement, and a lack of a clear plan for a future when parents can no longer care for them.

The Cape Symphony conductor Jung-Ho Pak and singer Sarah Uriarte Berry join Mindy Todd in The Point studio to talk about the upcoming performances of Just Judy, a tribute to the beloved Broadway star Judy Garland. This superstar’s songbook is full of memories of the legendary movies and stars that made Judy’s story as unforgettable as her music.

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A tote of mackerel slides noisily down a metal chute into a warehouse at the fish pier in Chatham. It’s dark and chilly and I’m standing with Willie Ligenza, who caught the fish.

I asked him if today was a good haul. “I saw you got what, about five, six hundred pounds?”

“Yeah, it was a pretty good haul,” Ligenza said. “I got between 400 and 500 pounds today, it was a pretty good haul.”

How do you fish for mackerel, I asked. What kind of gear do you use?

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.