The Point

9:00am and 7:00pm

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 News Director Steve Junker speaks with news editors and reporters from around the region.

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Hosts Mindy Todd, Heather Goldstone, and Steve Junker.
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WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts a roundup of the week's news.  Her guests: Sean Driscoll from the Cape Cod Times; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Andy Tomolonis from the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; Sarah Brown from the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; and George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Holly FitzGerald recounts her harrowing honeymoon lost on the river in the desolate jungle of the Amazon in her book Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft.  She talks with Mindy Todd in our Woods Hole studios.

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The 45th running of the Falmouth Road Race is Sunday, August 20th. On The Point, we look back to its beginning with Paul Clerici, author of “A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod. ”

 

On The Point, a discussion about denial. From rationalizing and blaming to outright lies, we examine a range of behavior that people engage in.  Psychiatrist Dr. Marc Whaley and psychologist Dr. Michael Abbruzzese join host Kathryn Eident in the studio.

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Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your late summer garden, whether you grow vegetables or flowers.  WCAI's Kathryn Eident hosts entomologist and garden expert Roberta Clark, and takes listener questions.

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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 Chris Lindahl of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

The Teenage Brain

Aug 10, 2017

On The Point, an interview with Dr. Frances Jensen, who offers a new look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths, and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers. Her book is called The Teenage Brain- a Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults. Heather Goldstone hosts.

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On The Point, we hear about the highlights of the season in the world of birds. From hummingbird feeders to  the night calls of migrating songbirds, Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, gives us the monthly update. Heather Goldstone hosts.

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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 Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times, Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Paul Theroux's newest novel is set on Cape Cod.
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On The Point: a new novel by Paul Theroux might feel familiar to people from big families. Motherland is about an elderly matriarch, her seven adult children, and the battles they’re still fighting from childhood. The novel includes several episodes that happened in Theroux’s life, but the book is fiction, he says. At least partly. Elsa Partan sits in for Mindy Todd.  

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