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.

Ways to Connect

Nathaniel Philbrick, Nantucket author of the bestsellers In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, joins Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about his recent nonfiction book entitled Valiant Ambition. The story takes us into the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. This program is recorded and aired originally in June 2016.

When a child receives a life limiting diagnoses, how do people cope, and what supports and services are available? On The Point, we discuss how people cope in these most difficult circumstances: treatment options, insurance and finances, school accommodations, and the emotional and physical well-being of the entire family. 

On The Point, our host Mindy Todd sits down with psychologist Michael Abbruzzese and psychiatrist Marc Whaley to talk about various issues in our country's health care system.

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The soil is getting warm, the insects are hatching; life in the garden is ramping up in every way. Roberta Clark, horticulturist and entomologist, joins Mindy Todd on The Point to give us advice for the garden. We also hear from listeners throughout the region.

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It is not uncommon for gays and lesbians in Uganda and other African countries to be arrested, beaten and suffer discrimination. Many are ostracized from their families and communities and find it difficult to attend school or find employment. We discuss an ongoing project, initiated by a Provincetown video historian, to allow Ugandans to share their stories with one another and create alliances between the gay and straight communities.

Jerome Kern was one of the most important 20th century American theater composers, creating dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films. Robert Wyatt joins us on The Point to explore the music.

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Jacques Pepin is a chef, the author of more than 2 dozen cookbooks, and the host of numerous cooking shows. He joins host Mindy Todd on The Point for this interview. 

Wrinkles, the Musical, A Celebration of Women and Aging is a new theatrical production exploring the many ways women experience, embrace and honor the aging process. 

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This month is a busy month for birds in our region. Many birds are sitting on eggs and some babies are hatching. Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary joins Mindy Todd on The Point. We also talk to Stephanie Ellis from Cape Cod Wild Care and get advice about what to do if you find a baby bird on the ground, and other wildlife protection tips.

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Writer Robert Finch joins us to talk about his 50 year relationship with Cape Cod’s Atlantic beaches, chronicled in his latest book The Outer Beach, a Thousand Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore.

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