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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Aging Successfully

Jun 7, 2017
Dr. Roger Landry will speak on June 20 in Falmouth
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No one looks forward to growing old, but research shows that healthy lifestyles can change the way we age. On The Point, Mindy Todd talk with physician Roger Landry about making lasting lifestyle changes, and ways to stay physically and intellectually active. We also discuss how our cultural environment impacts aging and how we can make use of the untapped capital in older adults. Dr.

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On The Point, we talk with three authors who will be at this year’s Nantucket Book Festival.  Mindy Todd hosts. 

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WCAI, in partnership with 20 Summers, presents Daughters and Fathers: Alysia Abbott and Joan Wickersham in Conversation. This event was recorded live on May 13th at the Hawthorne Art Barn. The two authors have both written critically acclaimed memoirs about the fathers they loved and lost too soon.  In Fairyland, which won an ALA Stonewall Award, Abbott chronicles her Haight-Ashbury upbringing with an openly bisexual father who succumbed to AIDS.

This month's BOOKS show on The Point comes to you live from the Boston Public Library, where our host Mindy Todd talks about books with a theme of libraries and librarians. With Mindy are guests Andrew Maloney, reader service librarian at the Boston Public Library; and Jill Erickson, head of reference and adult services at Falmouth Pubic Library.

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Lauren Wolk‘s debut novel Wolf Hollow received a Newberry Honor. Her latest work Beyond the Bright Sea is just out. On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with Wolk about her new book, an historical novel set on Penikese Island, and how she balances writing with a full time job.

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Ethiopia is a country rife with ethnic and religious conflict, where many women live under constant threat of violence. A remote rural community in northern Ethiopia is modeling a different way of life; it’s called Awra Amba. Joining Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about this unique village and the vision of tolerance and inclusion is Salem Mekuria, a documentary filmmaker and a seasonal resident of Oak Bluffs. She has visited the community on several occasions, and has produced a short film about the village.

Tales of Cape Cod

May 25, 2017
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What do Abigail Adams, Lizzie Borden, Cape Verde, and John F. Kennedy have in common? All are part of the rich fabric of Cape and Islands history. We’ll discuss some of the intriguing and surprising historical figures, and stories of our region that are part of Tales of Cape Cod Summer Lecture Series.

The Cape Symphony has partnered with the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum to present a Centennial Memorial Concert that will include music, personal accounts, historic videos, and images. On The Point, Mindy Todd hosts Jung-Ho Pak, artistic director and conductor of the Cape Symphony. The John F. Kennedy Centennial Memorial Concert by the Cape Symphony is this Sunday, May 28th

  

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. 

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