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

Whether you're in the market for the perfect gift or a good read on a dark winter afternoon, we've got you covered. As we do each year, we turn to Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library, and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times, for their holiday book suggestions.

Michael Rockland served as assistant cultural attaché in Madrid in the 1960's. His memoir, An American Diplomat in Franco Spain, is filled with amusing anecdotes and illuminating accounts of historical events from that period, including stories about accompanying Martin Luther King Jr. and Ted Kennedy during their visits to Madrid, and what happened when the US accidentally dropped 4 hydrogen bombs on coastal Spain.

He's best known for his extraordinary strength and x-ray vision, and his sense of justice and righteousness. But Superman has evolved since his creation in the 1930's, often reflecting shifts in American culture and norms. Writer Larry Tye, author of Superman, the High-flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, discusses this history of Superman.

The Psychology of Fear

Oct 17, 2012

What is your greatest fear? Speaking in public? Spiders? Snakes? What makes us afraid? A powerful and primitive emotion, fear prompts both a biochemical and emotional response. While one is universal the latter is highly individualized. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley discuss the psychology of fear.

Tom Keyes is the Republican candidate for the Plymouth-Barnstable State Senate seat representing Bourne, Falmouth, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, and Sandwich. He talks about his positions on the issues and why he is running for office.

This week's top stories from WCAI news partner, The Cape Cod Times:

Police work to thwart suicides - The first of a two-part series on suicide on Cape Cod.

Peters Pond residents claim foul - Residents of Peters Pond RV Resort say they continue to be threatened and fed misinformation by the park management, and their accusations are supported by the state attorney general's office, which has filed a lawsuit.

Fall is "the time" for birding on the Cape and islands - a chance to see a diversity of species that pass through on their way south for winter. Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks fall migration and brings us up to date on the latest bird news.

Pablo Suarez, Scientist with the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Center and a gaming enthusiast, talks about innovative ways to educate developing nations about the impacts of climate change. Suarez has developed participatory games to help explain the complexities and threats surrounding climate change and raise awareness about the options of dealing with it before a storm, crop failure or flood hits.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and pregnant women are 60% more likely to experience physical abuse than non-pregnant women. Mary Starr- Director of Cape Cod Center for Women, Beth Homand, Nurse Practitioner at Community Health Center of Cape Cod and Carmen Espinoza, Falmouth Police Department Domestic Violence Advocate discuss the prevalence of Domestic Violence on Cape Cod and the islands and area resources to help victims.

Top stories include fallout from the state crime lab scandal, public dissatisfaction with the lack of an evacuation plan for Cape Cod in event of an emergency at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, and what to do about great white sharks in the Cape's waters.

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