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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:
April 21: Environmental Impact of Research
Scientific research is necessary to understand the impact of our actions on the world around us, but it incurs its own environmental costs. We'll talk with the deads of local research institutions about the environmental footprint of research, and what can be done to reduce it without compromising the science. We'll also preview the Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire and talk about trends in maker culture.
Michael West, Director of Astronomy at Maria Mitchell
Susan Avery, President and Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Rich Delaney, Executive Director for Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Tom Stone, Senior Research Associate at Woods Hole Research Center
Chris Connors, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
Paula Hersey, Cape Cod Community Media Center
April 22: Gardening
We kick off the gardening season with Horticulturist and Entomologist Roberta Clark, who is always happy to take listeners gardening questions. We’ll talk about how the prolonged winter is impacting the early growing season and hear her picks for favorite vegetable varieties.
April 23: Opiate Epidemic
Opiate addiction- the rising prevalence of opiate addiction and overdose. Guests-
Ray Tamasi, Executive Director of Gosnold,
Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings
Representative Randy Hunt, 5th Barnstable District, sits on the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
April 24: The Human Story behind Jesus Christ
Guest- Bart Ehrman, biblical scholar and author. His latest book is “How Jesus Became God”. We take a look at the enduring legacy of William Shakespeare, 450 years after his birth.
April 25: News Roundup
Area Journalists discuss the top stories of the week.
April 18: News Roundup
Area journalists join host Sean Corcoran to discuss the regions top stories of the week.