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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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This week on The Point
February 23: Hunting Ancient Hurricanes
Guest: Jeff Donnelly, WHOI
February 24: Mindfulness
We discuss mindfulness for school aged children. Calmer Choice began at Barnstable High five years ago. They have since reached 5000 children across the Cape. We’ll talk about the mission to teach young people how to manage stress and resolve conflict and the latest research showing the positive impact mindfulness has on the brain.
Guests: Fiona Jensen- President and Founder of Calmer Choice, Adria Kennedy, Calmer Choice Program Director, psychiatric nurse practitioner, Allison Graham, health teacher at Cape Cod Light House Charter School and Elen Flanagan, Vice Principal Ezra Baker Elementary.
February 25: Classic Books
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Janet Gardner, Cape Cod Writers Workshop Business Manager and former English Professor and Director of the Honors program at UMass Dartmouth talk about their favorite classics.
Link to the book list
February 26: True Story Theatre/Chandler Travis
First the healing power of storytelling. Christopher Elinger, True Story Theatre Director and Regina Yaroch Cape Cod Community College Faculty Advisor discuss this improvisational theatre that brings recovery out of the closet.
Later in the hour we sit down with Chandler Travis to talk about his new album Bocce & Bourbon.
February 27: News Roundup
Area Journalists discuss the regions top stories of the week.