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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: This Week's Top News Stories for the Cape, Coast, and Islands

Kathryn Eident hosts this week's installment of the Weekly News Roundup on The Point, as we sail into summertime. Stories include: ongoing troubles at the Steamship Authority, accounting errors that led to Brewster's Town Administrator's resignation, and celebrating the Martha's Vineyard High School Girls' tennis team, which just won its fourth state championship in a row.

News Roundup: This Week's Top News Stories for the Cape, Coast, and Islands

Robert Pinsky and Monica Youn: Poetry and Conversation

Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky and poet Monica Youn share recent work and exchange ideas, along with moderator Elizabeth Bradfield, local poet and naturalist in this event recorded at the Hawthorne Art Barn and presented by Twenty Summers .

Suicide Contagion and Prevention

With the recent deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, mental health professionals are concerned there could be an increased risk of contagion suicide. On the flip side, bringing suicide into the national dialogue could encourage those contemplating suicide to seek help. On The Point, we talk with psychologist Michael Abbruzzese and psychiatrist Marc Whaley about the science behind suicide contagion, as well as treatment and prevention strategies. Mindy Todd hosts.

Gardens Flourishing in June

After a cool wet spring, gardeners are enjoying luxurious if slightly slower growth of their favorite perennials. Horticulturist Roberta Clark join our host Mindy Todd in The Point studio to cover the highlights of this season. We hear lots of tips for garden joy: from dividing and transplanting to safegaurding treasured cultivars from various pests, while encouraging beneficial species to thrive. Listeners from around the region join the discussion by calling in with questions and comments.

News Roundup: More Money to Support Right Whale Conservation; Cape Skin Cancer Rates

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. This week's guests include: Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner, George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of SouthCoast Today.

News Roundup: More Money to Support Right Whale Conservation; Cape Skin Cancer Rates

J.T. Rogers and Rajiv Chandrasekaran in Conversation

A conversation from Twenty Summers in Provincetown: Award-winning playwright J.T. Rogers and longtime foreign correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran talk about the intersection of politics, journalism, and art.

The Enduring Legacy of Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers was the host of the children's program Mr. Rogers Neighborhood for over 30 years. His message of kindness, love, empathy and wonder were presented in slow and contemplative style. We discuss his impact on generations of children and why it still resonates with us today.

Birds in June (And Other Creatures Too)!

In June, the birds are busy raising young, and food is abundant. Insects and other creatures also feature on this program; they are all interconnected. Mark Faherty, ornithologist and naturalist at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary , joins Mindy Todd and listeners from across the Cape, Coast, and Islands to bring us the latest bird (and other creature) news for our region. We also hear about a story of young ospreys, based on real life.

News Roundup: New Round of H2B Visas Goes By Lottery; Fratantonio Murder Trial

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. This week's guests include: Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner, Jim Kinsella of the Enterprise Newspapers, George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of SouthCoast Today.

News Roundup: New Round of H2B Visas Goes By Lottery; Fratantonio Murder Trial

Michael Cunningham and Daniel Mendelsohn at the Hawthorne Art Barn

In collaboration with Twenty Summers , we air the first in our series of recorded conversations at the Hawthorne Art Barn in Provincetown. Inspired by Mendelsohn's acclaimed memoir An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, and Cunningham's fictional works that have paid homage to Woolf, Whitman, and even classic fairy tales, the two authors discuss how writers turn consciously to literature itself as a way of broadening their own horizons.

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