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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
July 21: Fish Art
Artist, author, and naturalist James Prosek has made a career out of drawing, painting, sculpting and now making videos about fish. His Ocean Fishes exhibit is at the Woods Hole Historical Museum this summer.
Guest: James Prose
July 22: Woods Hole Film Festival
We discuss three films that will be screened in the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. The Perfect 46 is about a geneticist who creates a website that pairs an individual with their ideal genetic partner for children. Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of worker's lives in a conventional cotton supply chain.
July 23: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news.
July 24: Arab-Israeli Conflict
We discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict and tensions throughout the Middle East.
Robert Pelletreau, Diplomat and former United States Ambassador to Bahrain, Tunisia, and Egypt, as well as the former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
William Rugh, former Ambassador who served as a U.S. Foreign service officer in the Middle east for over thirty years. He is a Board Member of the Middle East Policy Council, the Public Diplomacy Council and Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C. Shilbey Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and author of Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East.
July 25: News Roundup
Area Journalists discuss the regions top stories of the week.