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

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We live in a beautiful part of the world that attracts tourists and second home owners. While these individuals contribute greatly to our economy, they’re also driving up the price of real estate and reducing the availability of year round housing. It’s not just low income wage earners who are affected; workers in the middle income bracket also struggle to find and afford housing in our region. Two nonprofits have teamed up to help boost affordable housing production; they're calling it the Cape Housing Institute. On The Point,  Mindy Todd hosts a discussion on affordable housing and potential solutions.

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The Woods Hole Folk Music Society has brought live music to this village for forty six years. On The Point, Society member Clyde Tyndale talks about the history of the organization. We also hear from musicians Bill StainesCindy Kallet and Gordon Bok. Mindy Todd hosts.

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David Gessner spent twenty years of his youth in the thrall of a unique game, and he revisits them in his latest book Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession and My Wild YouthMindy Todd hosts this interview on The Point.

Best Children's Books

Sep 27, 2017
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On The Point, this month's book show features children's books. Mindy Todd sits down in the studio with Sara Hines, of Eight Cousins Bookstore, and Mary Cronin, educator, writer, and poet. They discuss favorite kid's books, and share tips for helping young people get the most out of literature.

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Gerry Studds served as U.S. Representative from 1973 to 1997. He’s known for passing legislation protecting American fishermen from overfishing by international boats, and limiting president Ronald Reagan’s wars in Central America. After an affair with a page was revealed, Gerry Studds became the first openly gay member of congress. He went on to champion AIDS research and equal right for gays. On The Point, we talk with author Mark Schneider about his new biography of Gerry Studds.   

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Who was Katharine Lee Bates? Much more than the author of America The Beautiful. Born on Cape Cod in the town of Falmouth, Katharine Lee Bates was also an accomplished writer, a professor of English at Wellesley College, and a social activist. A new book, Katharine Lee Bates From Sea to Shining Sea, has just come out, and author Melinda Ponder joins Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about it.

 

 

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Most of us remember Driving Miss Daisy from the 1989 film staring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman; the story follows the decades long relationship between a southern Jewish matriarch and her African American chauffeur. Driving Miss Daisy originated as a 1987 Off Broadway play and it returns to the stage this fall at The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. Joining host Mindy Todd in The Point studio are MJ Bruder Munafo, Artistic and Executive Director of the Vineyard Playhouse, and actor Rob K

The Psychology of Hate

Sep 20, 2017

On The Point, Mindy Todd sits down with psychiatrist Dr. Marc Whaley and psychologist Dr. Michael Abbruzzese to discuss the psychology of hate.

On The Point, the season's last gardening program with horticulturist Roberta Clark. Fall is a wonderful season for planting! Root growth will continue until the ground is cold. We share tips about seasonal tasks like dividing perennials, when to prune various species, and garden cleanup. Remember to leave a few flower heads to add interest to the winter landscape, as well as providing nutritious food for birds. Mindy Todd hosts.

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The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is long and fraught.  A part of the story that’s perhaps not very well known is that of Palestinians who have been living as refuges since 1948.

Joining us to talk about that history and life today for Palestinian refugees is Amena Elashkar. She and her parents are Palestinians born as stateless refugees in Lebanon, and have never lived in their own country. Amena is back in the United States on a speaking tour to tell her story and the story of other Palestinian Refugees.

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