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 regionMore from The Point on WCAI »

Most Recent Episodes

News Roundup: State Fisheries Prefers Covell Beach; Pilgrim Shutdowns Adding Up

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: State fisheries officials back the Covell Beach site for a power transmission cable; the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe holds a march to emphasize sovereign lands; Falmouth residents object to the design of the Steamship Authority's new ferry terminal.

News Roundup: State Fisheries Prefers Covell Beach; Pilgrim Shutdowns Adding Up

Nurture Capital in Theory and Practice

In 2008 Woody Tasch coined the term " slow money ," a reference to the "slow food" movement, but applied to economies and investment that respect nature and humanity. Ten years and one economic recession later, we talk with him about the success of the slow money movement. We also discuss how nurture capital might support the local food and farming movement in our region.

Finding Community in Times of Division

Americans are increasingly dividing along political racial and gender lines. On The Point, we discuss what is lost when we miss connections with others, and ways we come together around our common humanity.

The GraceTrail: Reflections on Gratitude and Hope

Anne Jolles learned to cope with the stress and anxiety in her life, and she is on a mission to share her approach with others. She named it The Grace Trail . On The Point , we hear about how and why reflections on gratitude and hope can restore a sense of well being. Mindy Todd hosts.

Bird News in Fall

Migration is much more complex than just flying South for winter. Many of the birds we observe here in our region are responding to the mysterious fluctuations of seed crops all across the boreal belt into Canada. Some birds erupt southwards unpredictably as seeds ripen. Each species has favorite foods: redpoles look for birch catkins, grossbeaks, and pine siskins look for sprucecones and pinecones. Acorn, beechnuts, and hazelnuts attract jays. Mark Faherty, ornitholigist and naturalist at Mass

Political Debate: State Rep Candidates Crocker and Cusack

A debate with candidates running for State Representative in the 2nd Barnstable District. Incumbent Will Crocker (Republican) meets challenger Paul Cusack (Democrat) in the Point studio. Mindy Todd hosts. Issues include affordable housing and homelessness, safety at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant, traffic and transportation, and more.

Disco at the Symphony

On The Point, Artistic Director and Conductor at the Cape Symphony Jung Ho Pak talks about their upcoming show that takes disco to a new level. Mindy Todd hosts on The Point.

Survival in the Icy Atlantic

In 1856 The sailing vessel John Rutledge left Liverpool on a passage to New York. En route the ship encountered large icebergs and sank. While most of the passengers and crew made it to lifeboats, only person survived the ordeal: Thomas Nye from Fairhaven. On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with Author Brian Murphy about his new book Adrift: A True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell About It.

Repercussions from the Shark Bite Fatality

Tragedy struck on Saturday September 15 th when 26-year old Arthur Medici from Revere was fatally bitten by a white shark off Newcomb Hollow beach in Wellfleet. Medici was the first shark-bite fatality in Massachusetts since 1936 but the second person this summer to be bitten. On Aug. 15 William Lytton from New York was bitten while swimming at Long Nook Beach in Truro. Today on The Point we look at the safety, economic and natural resource management repercussions from the shark bite fatality.

News Roundup: Wellfleet Forum on Shark Response; MCAS Results for Local Schools

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: s harks and what we can do about them are the focus of a forum in Wellfleet, bringing together experts and community members; the National Seashore is getting an almost 10 million dollar fix-up; and MCAS results show a mixed bag for local schools.

News Roundup: Wellfleet Forum on Shark Response; MCAS Results for Local Schools

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