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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The Cape Symphony has partnered with the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum to present a Centennial Memorial Concert that will include music, personal accounts, historic videos, and images. On The Point, Mindy Todd hosts Jung-Ho Pak, artistic director and conductor of the Cape Symphony. The John F. Kennedy Centennial Memorial Concert by the Cape Symphony is this Sunday, May 28th

  

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May 24, 2017

Today’s students are pressured to have a career focus as they leave high school, but without real world experience, it's tough for teens to make informed, realistic career choices. On The Point, we talk about some of the various internship programs being offered in our region, and how they benefit students as they embark on the start of higher education.

Nathaniel Philbrick, Nantucket author of the bestsellers In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, joins Mindy Todd on The Point to talk about his recent nonfiction book entitled Valiant Ambition. The story takes us into the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. This program is recorded and aired originally in June 2016.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists. Joining Sean this week are Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

When a child receives a life limiting diagnoses, how do people cope, and what supports and services are available? On The Point, we discuss how people cope in these most difficult circumstances: treatment options, insurance and finances, school accommodations, and the emotional and physical well-being of the entire family. 

On The Point, our host Mindy Todd sits down with psychologist Michael Abbruzzese and psychiatrist Marc Whaley to talk about various issues in our country's health care system.

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The soil is getting warm, the insects are hatching; life in the garden is ramping up in every way. Roberta Clark, horticulturist and entomologist, joins Mindy Todd on The Point to give us advice for the garden. We also hear from listeners throughout the region.

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran rounds up the top local news stories of the week with several area journalists. Joining Sean this week are Chris Lindahl of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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It is not uncommon for gays and lesbians in Uganda and other African countries to be arrested, beaten and suffer discrimination. Many are ostracized from their families and communities and find it difficult to attend school or find employment. We discuss an ongoing project, initiated by a Provincetown video historian, to allow Ugandans to share their stories with one another and create alliances between the gay and straight communities.

Jerome Kern was one of the most important 20th century American theater composers, creating dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films. Robert Wyatt joins us on The Point to explore the music.

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