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.

Ways to Connect

Alecia Orsini

The two singing groups Hyannis Sound and Cape Harmony bring a cappella music to towns cape wide each summer. On The Point, we talk with members of both groups about the rigors of rehearsing and performing daily, and the joys of singing with a group of talented and enthusiastic vocalists. They perform some of their favorite songs from this summer in the WCAI studio. 

Nautical Books

Jul 26, 2017

On The Point, Mindy Todd hosts a discussion on books about boats. Joining Mindy in the studio are Jill Erickson of Falmouth Public Library, and Vicky Titcomb of Titcomb's Bookshop.

Ray Drueke

On The Point, we hear the music of some of Cape Cod's best jazz musicians.

Sally Cohn

Wendy Taucher’s Dance Opera Theatre is performing a comic adaptation of Don Pasquale, on Martha's Vineyard. It's part of a new Salon Opera Series, where adaptations of comic classics honor the music as written while providing a context for a contemporary audience. We sit in on a rehearsal and talk with some of the performers.

 

woodsholefilmfestival.org

On The Point, we hear about some of the films coming to this year’s Woods Hole Film Festival. And Hannah Garfield and Casey Robidoux share their thoughts about the life of Film Festival interns. 

J. Junker

On The Point, host Mindy Todd sits down with Dr. Michael Abbruzzese, psychologist, and Dr. Marc Whaley, psychiatrist, to talk about the mysterious world of memory.

J. Junker

On The Point, horticulturist Roberta Clark joins our host Mindy Todd in the studio to talk about garden delights at summers' peak, and also the challenges such as pests, weeds, and correct watering practices.

Bird News in July

Jul 11, 2017
J. Junker

Summer on the Cape and Island is a busy time for our bird population. Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, sits down in The Point studio with our host Mindy Todd to catch up on the latest Bird News.

The Genius of Birds

Jul 6, 2017
Elsa Loissel

Birds are astonishingly smart creatures. Researchers are finding some birds rival primates, and even humans, in their remarkable forms of intelligence. On The Point, we talk with Jennifer Ackerman, who traveled the world to talk with bird researchers. Her book The Genius of Birds not only tells the story of how birds demonstrate their smarts, it delves into the latest findings about the brains of birds and what it means to be intelligent.
 

Saving Sea Turtles

Jul 5, 2017
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This time of year several species of sea turtles can be found in the waters off the Cape and Islands, all of whom are endangered. On The Point, we discuss research using TurtleCams to learn more about sea turtle behavior and movements, and a new website to help boaters avoid sea turtles in our waters. To report a  seat turtle sighting, or to find out where sea turtles have been seen, link to seaturtlesightings.org

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