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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
December 18: Broadways influence on Jazz
We sit down with jazz musicians Fred Fried, Bruce Abbot and Marcelle Gauvin talk about Broadways influence on jazz and music of the season.
December 19: News Roundup
Area journalists discuss the regions top stories of the week.
December 22: John Holdren
A conversation with Presidential Science & Technology Advisor John Holdren.
December 23: Music on Martha’s Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard has a rich musical legacy that stretches back to the earliest drumbeats of the Wampanoags and the whaling chanteys of the nineteenth century to the folk music scene where Carly Simon and James Taylor played their first licks. Authors Thomas Dresser and Jerold Muskin talk about their book Music on Martha’s Vineyard: A History of Harmony.
December 24: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux discusses the latest bird news including what’s being spotted in area Christmas Bird counts.
December 25: An Unfamiliar Christmas
We present a special program with Charlie Warren who hosts an hour of rarely heard holiday music including music from John Denver, The Trapp Family Singers, the London Cello Sound, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
December 26: News Roundup Year in Review
A discussion of the regions top stories of 2014.