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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
January 26: Unnatural Selection
From antibiotics to pesticides and environmental pollutants, manmade chemicals are forcing evolution in new directions at a rapid clip.Guest: Dr. Emily Monosson, author of "Unnatural Selection: How We Are Changing Life Gene by Gene"
January 27: Storm Coverage
We’ll check in with reporters and officials across the region for the latest storm information.
January 29: Mothers and Infants in Recovery
The number of babies born in Massachusetts with opiates in their system is three times the national rate. Often pregnant women are fearful of having their babies taken from them, and therefore reticent to admit to their addiction and sometimes foregoing prenatal care.In response to the increase in opiate using mothers, and babies exposed to substances in utero, the Cape based Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Task Force was formed.Guests: Dr. Jean Talbert, OB/GYN and founder of the Substance Abuse in Pregnancy Task Force, Dr. Deborah Heavilin, Co-Chair of the Substance Abuse Pregnancy Task Force and facilitator of Mothers and Infants Recovery Network and Diane Berry, co-facilitator of the Hyannis Mothers and Infants Recovery Network
January 29: Books on Movies
Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Peter Abrahams, Author discuss books relating to the silver screen.
January 30: News Roundup
Area journalists discuss the top stories of the week.