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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Ten years ago this week agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided a leather factory in New Bedford.  That event still resonates with the immigrant community.  We talk about the raid, and the current climate that it generated.  We also look at how changes to foreign worker visa programs are expected to affect local businesses.

Stepping outside our comfort zone is not easy. What are some of the reasons we hesitate? How can we build up the confidence to overcome challenges, and what rewards await on the other side?  On The Point, we talk with Andy Molinsky, professor of psychology and organizational behavior at Brandeis University. His new book is titled Reach, A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence.  Mindy Todd hosts.

On The Point, we talk about the challenges that come with starting a new life after the loss of a loved one. Pamela Hull, author of  Say Yes, Flying Solo after Sixtyjoins Mindy Todd for this interview.

Cyber technology, biotechnology, robotics, and other advances in technology have clearly made our world better. But technology is power, and in the wrong hands it has the potential to wreck havoc on individuals and societies. How do you govern a world in which anyone can attack anyone from anywhere? 

Kidney Transplants

Feb 28, 2017
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Kidney failure is fatal, but fortunately, kidney transplantation can be a successful treatment. On The Point, we talk about the process, what goes into matching donors with recipients, and some ways to shorten the wait list for organ donations. 

The U.S. is a country of immigrants who often re-created a tangible piece of their homeland in the kitchen: Italian sausage, German Schnitzel, Jewish Kugel. On The Point, we talk about the influence of immigrant cuisine on American foods and food traditions. 

On The Point, our books experts discuss mysteries. From the archetypical classics to the latest new works, we take a tour of the many possibilities for reading mysteries. Jill Erickson and Jennifer Stone Gaines are in the studio with Mindy Todd.

In this age of alternative facts and fake news there are new challenges not only for journalists but also for news consumers. How do we decipher credible news sources, what is biased and what’s not? And what is complete fabrication? On The Point, we look at these issues, and also discuss how to best educate the next generation of journalists and media consumers.

On The Point we explore the psychology of leadership with Dr. Michael Abbruzzese, psychologist and Dr. Marc Whaley, psychiatrist.  Mindy Todd hosts.

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It's still very much winter around here, but daylight is increasing and some migrating birds are starting to show up! Great horned owls may already be sitting on eggs. On The Point, it's our monthly Bird News program with Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, hosted by Mindy Todd.

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