The Point

9:00am and 7:00pm

WCAI's award-winning public affairs program. Every Monday The Point features Living Lab with Heather Goldstone, examining the stories behind science headlines. Tuesday through Thursday, Mindy Todd hosts a lively and informative discussion on critical issues for Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Coast. Every Friday is the News Roundup, as WCAI Senior Reporter Sean Corcoran speaks with news editors and reporters from around the region.

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The Point hosts: Mindy Todd, Heather Goldstone, and Sean Corcoran.
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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 Viki Titcomb of Titcomb's Bookshop.

Ray Drueke

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

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.


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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.

 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week.  His guests include Sean Driscoll of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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George Bernard Shaw was a well-known playwright at the turn of the 20th century, but he was also a journalist whose advocacy on behalf of the press helped shape modern journalism. On The Point, Kathryn Eident talks with Shaw scholar and Massachusetts Maritime Academy professor Nelson Ritschel about his new book, "Bernard Shaw, W.T. Stead, and the New Journalism." 

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