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This week on The Point
June 1: Scientific theory of God
Nancy Ellen Abrams is an historian and philosopher of science who describes herself as a lifelong atheist, but an eating disorder forced her to reexamine her beliefs. She shares her radical new take on God in "A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of our Planet.”
June 2: Balance and The Brain
As we age the risk of falls increases. While physical decline is a factor, scientists have found links between cognitive function, balance and falls. Dr. Brad Manor joins us to discuss his research into cognition and mobility, ways to improve balance and why cognitive fitness and training may become just as important as physical fitness as we age. Brad Manor, Director of the Mobility and Falls Program at Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
June 3: The Transom Story Workshop
Twice a year beginning radio producers come together in Woods Hole for an eight-week intensive training. By the end each student has produced a radio ready piece about the people, places and stories of our region. Transom Story Workshop lead instructor Rob Rosenthal joins us to discuss teaching “radio” and shares some of the students radio pieces.
June 4: New Roles for Open Space
Protecting open space is expensive- but in light of climate change, wastewater management challenges and the importance of protecting drinking water many believe it’s value far exceeds the expense. We discuss three parcels of land Cape conservation leaders hope to preserve and the role this open space will play in the environmental and economic future of our region. Guests: Jaci Barton of the Barnstable Land Trust, Wendi Buessler of Oyster Pond Environmental Trust, and Kat Garafoli of the Dennis Conservation Trust
June 5: News Roundup
Area Journalists discuss the top stories of the week.