Mindy Todd

Managing Director of Editorial, "The Point" Host and Producer

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting.  She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN.  Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH.   She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.

In February 2012 Mindy was named Managing Director of Editorial.

Mindy sits on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Sea Grant Marine Outreach Guidance Group, Marine Biological Laboratories Falmouth Forum Fundraising Committee, NOAH Telethon Steering Committee,  the Falmouth Fund, the Turkey Land Cove Foundation on Martha’s Vineyard and is a member of the board of directors at The ARC of Cape Cod.

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What if you had the freedom TO work rather than the freedom FROM working? What kind of work would you do? Many approaching retirement age are considering a second career focused more on their passions and interests. On The Point, we talk with the founder of Encore, an organization supporting the pursuit of second careers for the greater good, and also with John Kerr, who retired from a career in public broadcasting and became a park ranger in Yellowstone. 

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Driving is dangerous for everyone, but statistically teens and older drivers are involved in more crashes and highway fatalities than any other age group. On The Point, we talk about the reasons why, and explore ways we can make the driving safer for everyone. 

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On The Point, we discuss a new book: Trauma and the Golden Lady, The Life and Death of Sylvia Plath.  It explores Plath’s struggle with depression, how trauma in her early and adult life may have contributed to her suicide, and the mental health system during the 1950’s and 60’s. Our guest in the studio is clinical psychologist Bob Fournier, who specializes in suicide counseling. Mindy Todd hosts.

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On The Point, we discuss the new documentary ScreenAgers that sheds light on the impact of increased screen time on the developing brain and explores coping strategies for families.  Guests on the program are Shelia House, Harwich Youth Service Coordinator; Sharon Stark, Chatham Youth Services Coordinator; and Dr. Michael Abbruzzese, psychologist.

The emotion and beauty of religious music touches many audiences, even individuals of different faiths or those who don't identify as religious.  PsalmSensation is a collaborative effort between the Falmouth Chorale and the Zamir Chorale of Boston that incorporates texts from the Hebrew Bible and works from Handel, Mendelssohn, and others.  Mindy Todd speaks with Falmouth Chorale Artistic Director John Yankee and  Zamir Chorale founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobsen,

Over the last hundred years, musical theater artists have developed a form that corresponds to the Americanization of the increasingly Jewish New York audience. Boston University Professor Stuart Hecht looks at the relationship between Jews, assimilation, and the changing face of the American musical in his book Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical.  Mindy Todd talks to Hecht on The Point.

On The Point, we talk about the psychology of gender and how it effects various aspects of life.  What's the differences between the female and male brain?   We also take a look at the various influences on gender identities.  Mindy Todd hosts psychiatrist Marc Whaley and psychologist Michael Abbruzzese for a discussion live in the studio.

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We’ve all heard stories of medical miracles; cases where patients defy the odds and survive or recover from trauma or illness. Dr. Harley Rotbart has compiled stories of medical miracles in the words of the physicians who witnessed the events. The book is titled Miracles We Have Seen, America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget. Dr. Rotbart and Dr.

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Last summer on Martha’s Vineyard, a 19-year old visitor to the Island lost part of her leg in a moped accident. The incident renewed calls for a closer look at the safety and licensing of moped rentals on the Island. Leading the call is a group called MADAC, an acronym for “Mopeds Are Dangerous Action Committee.”   In the studio, Mindy Todd's guests are Nicole Friedler Brisson, one of the founders of MADAC; and Tim Rich, acting police chief of Chilmark, and also a member of MADAC,

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Members of the Cape and Islands legislative delegation visit our Woods Hole studios to talk about issues affecting the region.  Mindy Todd's guests include State Sen. Julian Cyr, Rep. Will Crocker, and Rep. Dylan Fernandes.

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