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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
September 15th: New England Food Vision
Could New England grow half its own food? Should it? And at what cost? An environmental historian at Brandeis University has created a New England Food Vision that calls for producing half our own food, while protecting woodlands. Limiting urban sprawl is a key component.
Also, two men who blocked a coal shipment to New England's largest coal-burning power plant talk about why they did it, and the surprise outcome of their trial that's grabbed national attention.
Guests: Brian Donahue, Brandeis University; Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward, Lobster Boat Blockade
September 16: Gardening
Horticulturist and Entomologist Roberta Clark tells us we need to know as we bring the gardening season to a close. With a dry summer how much water do our trees and shrubs need as we head into fall?
September 17: Psychology of Homeschooling
Psychiatrist Marc Whaley and Psychologist Michael Abruzzese discuss home schooling. We discuss reasons parents homeschool and how these students stack up academically and socially with their peers who attend conventional schools.
September 18: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the fall migration and the latest bird news.
September 19: News Roundup
Area Journalists talk about the top stories of the week.