The Point

9:00am and 7:00pm

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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The Point hosts: Mindy Todd, Heather Goldstone, and Sean Corcoran.
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Aging Successfully

Jun 7, 2017
Dr. Roger Landry will speak on June 20 in Falmouth

No one looks forward to growing old, but research shows that healthy lifestyles can change the way we age. On The Point, Mindy Todd talk with physician Roger Landry about making lasting lifestyle changes, and ways to stay physically and intellectually active. We also discuss how our cultural environment impacts aging and how we can make use of the untapped capital in older adults. Dr.

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On The Point, we talk with three authors who will be at this year’s Nantucket Book Festival.  Mindy Todd hosts. 

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists.

WCAI, in partnership with 20 Summers, presents Daughters and Fathers: Alysia Abbott and Joan Wickersham in Conversation. This event was recorded live on May 13th at the Hawthorne Art Barn. The two authors have both written critically acclaimed memoirs about the fathers they loved and lost too soon.  In Fairyland, which won an ALA Stonewall Award, Abbott chronicles her Haight-Ashbury upbringing with an openly bisexual father who succumbed to AIDS.

This month's BOOKS show on The Point comes to you live from the Boston Public Library, where our host Mindy Todd talks about books with a theme of libraries and librarians. With Mindy are guests Andrew Maloney, reader service librarian at the Boston Public Library; and Jill Erickson, head of reference and adult services at Falmouth Pubic Library.

Being different, especially for a kid, can be a liability. Whether it’s your interests, your appearance or the way you talk, standing out can make you a target for teasing, taunting and bullying. Made by Raffi is a new children’s book that explores being different; both the challenges and the joys. Joining Amy Vince in The Point Studio is author Craig Pomranz. He will be singing books at the Crown & Anchor on Friday, June 2, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Lauren Wolk‘s debut novel Wolf Hollow received a Newberry Honor. Her latest work Beyond the Bright Sea is just out. On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with Wolk about her new book, an historical novel set on Penikese Island, and how she balances writing with a full time job.

Ethiopia is a country rife with ethnic and religious conflict, where many women live under constant threat of violence. A remote rural community in northern Ethiopia is modeling a different way of life; it’s called Awra Amba. Joining Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about this unique village and the vision of tolerance and inclusion is Salem Mekuria, a documentary filmmaker and a seasonal resident of Oak Bluffs. She has visited the community on several occasions, and has produced a short film about the village.

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists.

Tales of Cape Cod

May 25, 2017

What do Abigail Adams, Lizzie Borden, Cape Verde, and John F. Kennedy have in common? All are part of the rich fabric of Cape and Islands history. We’ll discuss some of the intriguing and surprising historical figures, and stories of our region that are part of Tales of Cape Cod Summer Lecture Series.