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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
March 2: International Trade & Environmental Attitudes
We track the prices of everything from crude oil to milk for clues about the state of the economy. But what could they tell us about the environment? Guest: Environmental historian Dr. Ted Melillo, associate professor at Amherst College
March 3: Chronic Pain
Many people live with day- to-day pain from sports injuries, back injuries, car accidents or health conditions. We will talk about medications but also the many other treatments pain doctors are using including acupuncture, yoga, massage and much more. Also the psychiatric approaches to pain and suffering and the role spirituality can play. Guests: Dr. John Bete, who specializes in pain medicine at Cape Cod Healthcare and Dr. Michael Abruzzese, clinical psychologist.
March 4: Gardens
The snow is still piled high but spring is just a couple of weeks away. We catch a preview of the Boston Flower and Garden show with local designers Paul Miskovsky, Miskovsky Landscaping and David Haskel, Haskel Nurseries. Jen Irving, Jenny’s Edibles and Blooms talks about seeding your own flowers and vegetables. In the third segment we discuss bees with Marte Ayers, Barnstable County Beekeepers Association. Their role as pollinators in the garden, how our local populations of bees are faring and what it takes to start your own hives.
March 5: Standardized Testing
More than half of the state’s school districts have switched from the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) exams to PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester and MTA (Massachsuetts Teachers Association) President Barbara Madeloni discuss the pros and cons and what the differences are.
March 6: News Roundup
Area journalists discuss the regions top stories of the week.