The Point

9:00am and 7:00pm

WCAI's award-winning public affairs program. 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 News Director Steve Junker speaks with news editors and reporters from around the region.

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Singer songwriter Chuck McDermott’s career has spanned 40 years, touring with his own band, Wheatstraw, and with the legendary folk artist John Stewart. In addition to a career as a musician, he spent three decades in politics and is a self-described environmentalist. 

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On The Point, we talk with filmmaker Robbie Leppzer about his movie Power Struggle, a documentary about nuclear power and democracy. 

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Boundless is a new play at the Cape Rep Theater, exploring the challenges of being a local fisherman in today's world.  Playwright Alison Weller joins us on The Point to talk about the project. 

 

 

 

One in five American children live in homes with parental substance abuse. Research shows this puts them at a greater risk for medical, behavioral and social problems than their peers. On The Point, we talk with early childhood development specialists about ways to help these children and their families, and discuss a curriculum guide about addiction designed specifically for this age group.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

The musical theatre of the Victorian era radiated the brilliance of librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan and the works they jointly created. Between 1871 and 1896 they collaborated on fourteen comic operas, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado are among the best known. To Gilbert’s clever and fanciful words, Sullivan added melodies which could convey both humor and pathos. Together, their talent for form and composition opened the doors for the pioneers of the American musical theater, emerging early in the twentieth century. 

Living with Cancer

Nov 1, 2017

A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. There are oncologists and treatment options to consider, plus the physical discomforts and emotional strain. A cancer diagnosis also takes a toll on loved ones. On The Point, we talk with a doctor and his patient, about coping medically and emotionally with a serious diagnosis.

Smart Growth Planning

Oct 31, 2017

Growth and development put pressure on open space, farmland, and the character of towns and villages. Smart growth planning is an important tool for towns to plan development around the needs and resources of the community. On The Point, we talk about smart growth plans on Cape Cod.

Development pressures in our region are putting agricultural land in danger. We talk about efforts to preserve and protect farmland and collaborations between non profits and municipalities to acquire farmland and keep it in production.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Mike Rausch of the Bourne Enterprise.

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