The Point with Mindy Todd

Cape Cod Times

WCAI's Brian Morris hosts the Weekly News Roundup, a look at some of the top stories of the week.

Tom Dresser

Martha's Vineyard historian and author Tom Dresser has unearthed nearly forgotten and little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community that is now Martha's Vineyard.  He talks to Mindy Todd in the studio about his new book, Hidden History of Martha's Vineyard.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local stories with journalists from across the region. Joining Sean this week are Patrick Cassidy 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; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

The emotion and beauty of religious music touches many audiences, even individuals of different faiths or those who don't identify as religious.  PsalmSensation is a collaborative effort between the Falmouth Chorale and the Zamir Chorale of Boston that incorporates texts from the Hebrew Bible and works from Handel, Mendelssohn, and others.  Mindy Todd speaks with Falmouth Chorale Artistic Director John Yankee and  Zamir Chorale founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobsen,

Over the last hundred years, musical theater artists have developed a form that corresponds to the Americanization of the increasingly Jewish New York audience. Boston University Professor Stuart Hecht looks at the relationship between Jews, assimilation, and the changing face of the American musical in his book Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical.  Mindy Todd talks to Hecht on The Point.

Dan Tritle

WCAI's Brian Morris talks to local journalists about some of the top news stories of the week.  His guests include Cynthia McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown with the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller from the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Parents have real concerns about raising children in a world saturated with technology. There are impacts on childhood development, safety, and long term implications on how children learn and communicate. On The Point, we discuss the effects of technology on children and why parents and caregivers need to become more aware of their own use of technology around kids.

If only the Capitol Steps had some funny material to work with in 2016! On The Point, we listen to their Year In Review New Year's Special. All the election favorites will be there: President Elect Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin...(well, maybe)... Let's not let the election divide us any further. Tune in, and unite in laughter! And for goodness sake, can someone give Merrick Garland a hug?

WCAI's Local News Roundup, the Year In Review

Dec 30, 2016
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WCAI's Sean Corcoran is joined by Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times to discuss some of the top local news stories of the year.

Alcohol is responsible for 71% of substance use related deaths in Barnstable County. On The Point, we discuss the difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, some of the health risks associated with alcohol use, and treatment options in our region.