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, we talk about the psychology of gender and how it effects various aspects of life.  What's the differences between the female and male brain?   We also take a look at the various influences on gender identities.  Mindy Todd hosts psychiatrist Marc Whaley and psychologist Michael Abbruzzese for a discussion live in the studio.

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We’ve all heard stories of medical miracles; cases where patients defy the odds and survive or recover from trauma or illness. Dr. Harley Rotbart has compiled stories of medical miracles in the words of the physicians who witnessed the events. The book is titled Miracles We Have Seen, America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget. Dr. Rotbart and Dr.

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Last summer on Martha’s Vineyard, a 19-year old visitor to the Island lost part of her leg in a moped accident. The incident renewed calls for a closer look at the safety and licensing of moped rentals on the Island. Leading the call is a group called MADAC, an acronym for “Mopeds Are Dangerous Action Committee.”   In the studio, Mindy Todd's guests are Nicole Friedler Brisson, one of the founders of MADAC; and Tim Rich, acting police chief of Chilmark, and also a member of MADAC,

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Members of the Cape and Islands legislative delegation visit our Woods Hole studios to talk about issues affecting the region.  Mindy Todd's guests include State Sen. Julian Cyr, Rep. Will Crocker, and Rep. Dylan Fernandes.

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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

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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. 

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