The Point on WCAI 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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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

Most Recent Episodes

McCarthy's Long Shadow

On The Point, a rebroadcast of our conversation with Larry Tye about his book Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy . Tye poured through McCarthy's personal papers, medical and military records along with recently unsealed transcripts of his closed door congressional hearings. We discuss McCarthy's influence on America and how it compares with that of President Trump.

Books on Magic

On The Point, our monthly books show features books on or about magic. Our guests are Jill Erickson of Falmouth Public Library and Caitlin Doggart of Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore in Chatham. Mindy Todd hosts.

Exploring Climate, Racial and Social Justice Issues Through Art

Dozens of artists share their vision about the inter relatedness of the climate emergency, racial, and social justice. We talk with the organizers of the Earth Justice show and some of the participating artists. The show was featured at the Higgins Gallery at Cape Cod Community College and is available for virtual viewing .

A New Native American Art Gallery

November is Native American Heritage Month. On The Point, we hear about a new gallery featuring Wampanoag artists , and some of the films and activities offered through the gallery space. Our guest is Paula Peters of smokesygnals.com .

News Roundup: Local Officials Urge Caution for Thanksgiving Gatherings; Pilgrim Nuclear Dismantling

This Thanksgiving comes with its own list of dos and don'ts, in the effort to stop the current spike of coronavirus cases. Dismantling is under way at Pilgrim Nuclear power station. And a traditional holiday display in Provincetown comes under new scrutiny. We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region's leading journalists.

News Roundup: Local Officials Urge Caution for Thanksgiving Gatherings; Pilgrim Nuclear Dismantling

Spirit Run

On The Point, an interview with Noé Álvarez. His new book is "Spirit Run: a 6,000 Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land." Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who "slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives." Escape came in the form of a university scholarship, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled

The Psychology of Belief

For this month's behavioral health program the topic is the psychology of belief. Psychiatrists Dr. Marc Whaley and Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, and Clinical Social Worker Ann Geagon, join our host Mindy Todd in conversation on The Point.

Innovations in Learning and Teaching During a Pandemic

Last spring schools across the Cape and Islands were abruptly forced to close their doors and shift to remote learning because of the pandemic. During the summer teachers and administrators had to completely re-think how to engage students in learning while also keeping the entire school community safe from infection.

Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Exploitation

Technology has always been a double edged sword; it has allowed schools to remain open during the pandemic, but it might also be also causing a spike in online predation of children. Locally, Children's Cove, the Cape and Islands Child Advocacy Center has seen a dramatic increase in referrals for child sexual exploitation. Today we discuss how to keep children safe as they spend more of their day online.

News Roundup: COVID Cases on the Rise; Earthquake Displaces New Bedford Families

Coronavirus spikes continue around the region. Local social media lights up on Sunday morning with the questions: "Did you feel that? Did we just have... an earthquake?" And police continue their search for a missing Mashpee teen. We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region's leading journalists. This week's guests include CAI's Jennette Barnes and Sam Houghton; Noah Asimow of the Vineyard Gazette; Jessica Hall of the

News Roundup: COVID Cases on the Rise; Earthquake Displaces New Bedford Families

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