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.
Credit Maura Longueil

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Jacques Pepin is a chef, the author of more than 2 dozen cookbooks, and the host of numerous cooking shows. He joins host Mindy Todd on The Point for this interview. 

Wrinkles, the Musical, A Celebration of Women and Aging is a new theatrical production exploring the many ways women experience, embrace and honor the aging process. 

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This month is a busy month for birds in our region. Many birds are sitting on eggs and some babies are hatching. Mark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary joins Mindy Todd on The Point. We also talk to Stephanie Ellis from Cape Cod Wild Care and get advice about what to do if you find a baby bird on the ground, and other wildlife protection tips.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a weekly roundup of regional news with several local journalists. Joining Sean this week are Sean Driscoll of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.
 

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Writer Robert Finch joins us to talk about his 50 year relationship with Cape Cod’s Atlantic beaches, chronicled in his latest book The Outer Beach, a Thousand Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore.

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New initiatives are happening to protect and restore the natural resources of our region. Andrew Gottlieb, the new executive director at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, joins us on The Point to discuss plans. Mindy Todd hosts.

Garden Wisdom

May 3, 2017
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Roger Swain is a biologist, gardener, writer and storyteller. He was also the longtime host of The Victory Garden on PBS. On The Point, he talks about his years on the program, and answers various gardening questions. Mindy Todd hosts.

Art in the Barn

May 2, 2017
Provincetown Art Guide

The enduring legacy of the Hawthorne Art Barn.  WCAI’s Sean Corcoran sits down with Joshua Prager and Julia Glass to discuss 20 Summers and the efforts to honor and continue the legacy of art in Provincetown. 

On The Point, host Mindy Todd previews some of the offerings at this year's Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Film.  Mindy's guests are festival founder and programmer Rebecca Alvin, and Paterson University media studies professor Jamsheed Akrami.  The festival runs May 4-7.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local news stories with several area journalists. His guests this week include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vin

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