The Point

9:00am and 7:00pm

WCAI's award-winning public affairs program. 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 News Director Steve Junker speaks with news editors and reporters from around the region.

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On The Point, psychiatrist Dr. Marc Whaley and psychologist Dr. Michael Abbruzzese join host Mindy Todd for a discussion about conspiracy theories.

J. Junker

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and Mike Rausch of the Bourne Enterprise.

2 New Radio Stories By Transom Graduates

Oct 19, 2017

 First, producer Lucy Kang introduces us to some of the Cape’s homeless people. Then, we hear producer Justine Yan's story about why a 75 year old woman came to Cape Cod to pursue her dream of writing and acting. These stories are from Atlantic Public Media's Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.  APM is WCAI's production partner.

 Who are the people, natives and washashores who make their lives on Cape Cod? On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with author John Whalen about his book I Am Of Cape Cod. Photos for the book are by Kim Rodriguez.

 

CARE for the Cape and Islands is an organization that engages tourists and visitors contribute to the protection of the Cape’s beauty and natural resources. On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with Jill Talladay, Founder and Director of CARE for the Cape and Islands.

 

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On The Point, we discuss efforts to improve relations and open dialogue between the community and police. The high profile police related deaths of unarmed black men in the U.S. has sparked protests and widened a rift between communities of color and the police. The Cape and Islands is not immune to these issues; there are many living here who fear the police because of the color of their skin. There are others who fear police might uncover their immigration status, and some whose struggles with addiction or mental illness make them fearful of police. What can be done to improve the relations with the police in our community? Mindy Todd hosts the discussion.

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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 Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Andy Tomolonis of South Coast Today; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

On The Point, a conversation between author Jessica Shattuck, whose grandparents were members of the Nazi party, and Rachel Kadish, whose grandparents survived the Holocaust.

What can descendants of perpetrators and victims learn from each other, and from the past? How can the lessons from WWII help us address the nationalism, racism and anti-semitism we see today? 

On The Point, we talk with Denise Kiernan, author of The Girls of Atomic City. It's the true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb. Mindy Todd hosts.

 

 

Every 66 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 5.5 million Americans are living with this disease, which steals memories and changes personalities. By 2050 that number could be as high as 16 million. On The Point, we talk about the hopes raised by promising new research, and about some innovative programs being offered on Cape Cod.

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