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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On The Point, Larry Tye joins host Mindy Todd to talk about his new book Bobby Kennedy, the Making of Liberal Icon. Known as a civil rights leader and advocate for the poor, the lesser known Bobby Kennedy worked for Joe McCarthy and employed questionable tactics to help his brother get elected.

A Way with Words

Feb 8, 2017
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The new weekend radio program A Way with Words  has recently debuted on WCAI’s airwaves. It’s an upbeat and lively hour-long show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Joining us on The Point to talk about the show and answer some language questions are the show's co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Mindy Todd hosts.

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Jim Coogan’s latest book Sears Point is his first work of fiction. Through the life of Washington Sears we see the many changes Cape Cod undergoes through the 20th century.  Mindy Todd hosts this interview on The Point.

 

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Leon Logothetis has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. While he’s filmed television series and written books about his experiences, traveling is not his job, it’s his life. His focus is kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. On The Point, we talk about his latest book: Live, Love Explore, Discover the Way of The Traveler, A Road Map to the Life You Were Meant to Live. Mindy Todd hosts.

 

 

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No longer a rarity in this region, white sharks are frequently spotted off Cape Cod beaches each summer. While scientists welcome the opportunity to learn more about the species, there is a safety risk for humans recreating in the water.  On The Point, we discuss a collaboration with scientists, towns, and the Cape Cod National Seashore, for public safety and education about white sharks.

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Drug Story Theater is a performance dramatizing the path from substance use to addiction. The cast of is made up of teens in recovery, and the target audience is middle and high school students.  In this project, we find an intersection of addiction treatment and addiction prevention. 

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The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is now providing entertainment and social events that don’t include drugs or alcohol. Sober Social Evenings offer an opportunity for people to socialize and enjoy each others’ company in a festive,  joyful environment. While the program is geared towards those in recovery, all are welcome to attend. 

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Circuses and other traveling acts have long made use of wild and exotic animals to entertain humans. On The Point, we discuss growing opposition to such exhibits, the impacts on the health and welfare of the animals, and what happens to them when circuses and other traveling acts close.

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Dwindling habitat and elephant poaching for ivory have combined to cause serious threats to elephant populations. On The Point, we talk about international efforts to reduce demand for ivory, including a recent announcement from China that they will close the domestic ivory market next month.

 

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47 New Bedford High School students have completed an apprenticeship through the New Bedford Whaling Museum, since 2010. The program gives students real world and work experience, and allows them to identify and pursue topics of interest. 

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