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

Bird News, November 2019

This month's Bird News is broadcast live from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with wildlife biologist Mark Faherty and host Mindy Todd. Cold weather is here, and birds are coping thanks to their many special adaptations.

Speaking American

The words we use and our pronunciation varies regionally across our country. Josh Katz, graphics editor at the New York Times, uses linguistics data and a map of the US to illustrate where those differences arise. In an interview o n The Point, Katz talks with host Mindy Todd about the intersections of language, culture and geography, and his new book titled Speaking American .

Fly Girls: Aviation's Female Pioneers

Amelia Earhart may be the most famous female aviator, but she was by no means the only or even the most skilled female pilot of her time. A number of other women not only broke through gender barriers but had skills, bravery and drive that surpassed their male counterparts. On The Point, we talk with Keith O'Brien about his book Fly Girls: Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History.

Is a Democratic Economy the Path to Greater Income Equality?

We hear a lot about income inequality, how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. To put that into context, research cited in the Harvard Business Review found that U.S. CEO's earn 350 times what the average worker earns, and the three wealthiest men in the U.S. control more resources than the bottom half of American earners, a total of 160 million people. How did we get here, and is there a path out? We talk with Marjorie Kelly, co author with Ted Howard, of The Making of

Landscaping for Resiliency

This past summer was the hottest on record for the Northern Hemisphere. We also saw tornadoes touch down on the Cape in July, and two significant wind events so far this fall. Not to mention a number of coastal flooding events. This is the new normal as we feel the impacts of a warming climate. On The Point, we focus on our home landscapes: how can we make our yards, gardens, and trees more resilient to extremes in weather?

News Roundup: Candidates Abound in State Senate Race; Another Major Wind Farm for South of MV

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the week's top local and regional news, including: candidates emerge for the state senate seat soon to be vacated by Vinny deMacedo; a new offshore wind company may be setting up shop south of Martha's Vineyard; and Dennis and Yarmouth settle their school differences in simultaneous town meetings.

News Roundup: Candidates Abound in State Senate Race; Another Major Wind Farm for South of MV

Shedding Your Past

At the age of 14, Adrienne Brodeur was awakened in the middle of the night – her mother, Malabar, giddy with excitement, shared she'd been kissed by her husband's best friend. She swore Adrienne to secrecy. At that moment Adrienne not only became her mother's confidante, she became an accomplice to an affair that went on for years.

Theater Training for Youth and Veterans

Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster is perhaps best known for a robust summer schedule of performances in both their indoor and outdoor theaters. But the theater company also has a robust educational component. Their YoCo and VetCo offer free theater training for youth and veterans that culminate in performances each spring.

Forward at the Rock: New Housing for Adults with Autism

On The Point, we continue our discussion about local housing options for adults with autism, especially for those who may no longer be able to live with their aging parents. We talk with the founder of FORWARD, another local non profit that recently broke ground on " Forward at the Rock , " a residential project for adults with autism.

Housing Options for Adults with Autism

As individuals with Autism enter adulthood, there is often a desire for more independence. Others may no longer be able to live with their aging parents. On The Point, we discuss two new housing communities on the cape for adults with Autism, some of the programs offered for residents and how the residents will be integrated into the larger community. Cape Cod Village is set to open in January of 2020: it's comprised of two 4 bedroom houses for adults with Autism and includes a community center

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