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.
We welcome your phone calls at 866-999-4626, emails at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scroll down for audio of programs that have aired recently. Looking for a specific topic? Use the Search box at top right.
This week on The Point
August 3: Science for Solutions
Local researchers are combing more than two decades of data about water quality in Buzzards Bay, with an eye toward practical advice on dealing with nutrient pollution and climate change. Also, an expedition to the Arctic will explore changing ocean chemistry.
Guests: Rachel Jakuba, Coalition for Buzzards Bay; Jennie Rheuban, WHOI; Phoebe Lam, WHOI
August 4: Falmouth Road Race, Sharks and Comedy for a Cause
We look back at the History of the Falmouth Road Race, discuss a novel that combines suspense with shark biology and talk with comedienne Jimmy Tingle about using humor to raise awareness for non-profits.
Guests: Paul Paul Clerici , History of Falmouth Road Race, Amy Adams, Tagged, and Jimmy Tingle
August 5: Community Health Centers
Community Health centers have been in service for 50 years in the US. We look at the history of the centers, the populations they serve in our communities and how the centers are evolving to provide more comprehensive care to patients. Guests: Heidi Nelson CEO of Duffy Health Center, Karen Gardner CEO of Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Cynthia Mitchell, CEO Island Health, Inc.
August 13: Swimming around the Vineyard for Dyslexia and The Provincetown Jazz Festival
Dean Bragonier is undertaking a 50 mile swim around Martha’s Vineyard to raise funds and awareness for his new non profit that creates experiential learning curricula for middle school students with Dyslexia. Bart Weisman joins us to discuss the music and musicians in this year’s Provincetown Jazz Festival
August 14: News Roundup
Journalists discuss the top stories of the week.