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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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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New initiatives are happening to protect and restore the natural resources of our region. Andrew Gottlieb, the new executive director at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, joins us on The Point to discuss plans. Mindy Todd hosts.

Garden Wisdom

May 3, 2017
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Roger Swain is a biologist, gardener, writer and storyteller. He was also the longtime host of The Victory Garden on PBS. On The Point, he talks about his years on the program, and answers various gardening questions. Mindy Todd hosts.

On The Point, host Mindy Todd previews some of the offerings at this year's Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Film.  Mindy's guests are festival founder and programmer Rebecca Alvin, and Paterson University media studies professor Jamsheed Akrami.  The festival runs May 4-7.

Meg Aubrey: "Megan’s World"

ArtSpring Cape Cod is a grass roots Cape-wide celebration of arts and culture, with a goal to engage as many artists, organizations, and communities as possible in a festival that explores the theme "Freedom of Expression." On The Point, we hear from participants.

Books on Ireland

Apr 26, 2017

It's the monthly book show on The Point: the topic is Ireland. Guests are Jill Erickson of Falmouth Public Library and Vicki Titcomb of Titcomb's Books. Mindy Todd hosts. 

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Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive disease for which there is still no known cure. But research indicates that exercise and a positive mental attitude can help reduce the symptoms. On The Point, we discuss living with and treating Parkinson's, and we share information about various supports and services for patients with Parkinson's and their caregivers. 

Our country has long maintained the importance of an educated citizenry. So how do we ensure all children are getting the most of a public school education, and an opportunity to reach their full potential? 

From little white lies to pathological habits, we explore the tricky realms of deception, and the power of truth. Psychologist Michael Abbruzzese and psychiatrist Marc Whaley join host Mindy Todd in The Point studio. 

And here's a link to a quiz asking you how much you really know about lies.

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