News Roundup: Presidential Inauguration Has Cape Impacts; COVID Vaccine Rollout Continues

The new presidential administration is creating ripples around the Cape and Islands. The local rollout of the coronavirus vaccine begins to reach group-living facilities. And another right whale calf is sighted – that makes 13 so far this year.

News Roundup: Presidential Inauguration Has Cape Impacts; COVID Vaccine Rollout Continues

Pet Adoption in a Pandemic

One silver lining of the pandemic is an increase in pet adoptions. Pandemic puppies are so popular that many people are put on wait lists to adopt. But the pandemic has also made it difficult for some pet owners to pay for pet food and veterinary care. On The Point, we discuss pet adoption and ownership during a pandemic, and how animal shelters are doing. Listeners call in to the show to share stories about pet adoption.

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

We've all heard of conspiracy theories: Elvis is alive and well, the moon landing was faked, the government covered up secret aliens and UFOs at area 51... On The Point, we discuss the psychology of conspiracy theories. Reasearch from the University of Chicago suggests that up to 50 percent of Americans beleive in one or more conspiracy theories.

How Will A New Presidential Administration Impact Our Region?

As Joe Biden steps in as the 46 th President of the United States, w e look beyond inauguration day to focus on policy changes and priorities of the new Biden Administration and how they might impact us here on the Cape, Coast and Islands.

News Roundup: First Responders Get Vaccines; Baker Vetoes Climate Bill

The vaccine rollout continues across the region, with first responders and older veterans receiving theirs this week. Gov Baker vetoes a major climate bill, as legislators promise it'll land right back on his desk. And Massachusetts will be getting a new state seal, and the Mashpee Wampanoag will be part of the design commission.

Staying Active and Injury Free, at Any Age

On The Point, we talk about staying active at any age: why exercise important for our mental and physical health, what types of activities we should be focusing on depending on our age, and how to avoid some common injuries.

Keep The Local Music Playing

Our region has an eclectic and vibrant music scene, and coming together to perform or take in live music is something we typically enjoy year-round. This year is anything but typical. In-person music events and performances are canceled, and musicians are socially distant from one another. On The Point, we hear how the pandemic is impacting local musicians, and sample works of just a few of our regions talented musicians.

Bird News in January

It's the monthly Bird News program on The Point: wildlife biologist Mark Faherty brings us the latest of the season's birding highlights (and reports on other creatures too). More people are birding during the pandemic, leading to more interesting bird sightings! An unusual flight of about sixty puffins was recently seen near First Encounter Beach in Eastham. It's been a good winter so far for finches and their kin. Mark gives us tips for the bird feeder, and notes the presence of remaining

News Roundup: COVID Recovery Facilty for Cape in Limbo; Local Reps React to D.C. Destruction

Cape Cod officials want to open a COVID-19 recovery facility to relieve pressure on hospitals – but they've been waiting on state approval. Meanwhile, the Cape passed 250 deaths from the coronavirus this week. And local representatives react to the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists. 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: COVID Recovery Facilty for Cape in Limbo; Local Reps React to D.C. Destruction

The Future of Education, Skills, and Work: Staying Relevant in a World Changing Faster Than Ever

On The Point, we continue our l ecture series " Friends of the Marine Biological Laboratory's Falmouth Forum." This month's topic is " The Future of Education, Skills, and Work: Staying Relevant in a World Changing Faster Than Ever." Our guest is Ben Pring, I-T futurist, and co-founder of Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work . He's also c o-author of the forthcoming book Monster: A Tough Love Letter to Machines that Rule our Jobs, Lives and Future . The book comes out March 16, 2021.

The Future of Education, Skills, and Work: Staying Relevant in a World Changing Faster Than Ever

How Racism, Fear, and Bigotry Threaten the Social Fabric of Democratic Societies

Democratic societies are predicated on the belief that people are equal. What happens to societies when we fear those who don't look, speak or worship the way we do? And when we don't believe others deserve the same rights and freedoms we have? On The Point, we talk with Peter Rose, Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of The Kahn Institute at Smith College. He's also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University. His new book published

How Racism, Fear, and Bigotry Threaten the Social Fabric of Democratic Societies

Art, Education, and Race

Whether it's a poem, an opera, a painting, or a sculpture, artistic work can have overt and hidden meaning. It can tell a story or make a statement. It can make us feel at peace, stir up anger, or inspire us to think more deeply. On The Point, we talk with Robin Joyce Miller about the intersection of her work as an artist, educator, activist and woman of color living on Cape Cod.

2020 News Recap: Cape Faces COVID with Resiliency; Rallies for Racial Justice

The "novel coronavirus" got its first mention on the Local News Roundup on January 31 st , 2020. Just when you thought we were done with that old year, we've got a look back at the top local stories. From early coronavirus reporting, to a summer like no other, to vaccines arriving. Black Lives Matter protests stir the region, and Town Clerks figure out how to hold an election in a pandemic. CAI News Director Steve Junker discusses those stories and more with CAI news staff reporters and

2020 News Recap: Cape Faces COVID with Resiliency; Rallies for Racial Justice

Stories of Forgiveness

A New Year can be an opportunity to re-set, chart a new course or let go of the past. For some that might include forgiveness- one of the more advanced intellectual and emotional moves we make as humans. It's a complete override of our innate nature to categorize friend and foe. In this special broadcast of Kelly Corrigan Wonders we hear three unforgettable stories of forgiveness from around the world.

Books on Crafts

On The Point's books program, crafts is the topic this month . With winter weather and a pandemic keeping us indoors more, many people are finding time to take up a craft or hobby, perhaps looking to the recycling bin for inspiration! Our guests are librarians Jill Erickson and Kellie Porter. Mindy Todd hosts.

Lessons About The Brain

Our brains don't work the way we think they do: for example our actions are based on predictions formulated by our brain, not in reaction to experiences as they unfold. Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett joins us to discuss surprising insights into how our brains operate and how it impacts our actions and emotions. What we're learning about the brain isn't merely interesting; it could help us address some of society's most pressing problems such as inequity, racism and even climate change. Dr.

The Keepers: Archiving the Now

A new hour-long special from The Kitchen Sisters and PRX with host: Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand. Stories of can-do people. Must-do people. Get-it-done people. People who are grappling with the now, with where we are and where we've got to get to. As the world we all knew unravels and communities begin to re-shape themselves, The Kitchen Sisters have been gleaning, looking for those who have something to offer during these uncharted times. People who rebuild, restore, reinvent. Nobody

Sleep Disorders and Therapies

Trouble sleeping? You are not alone. There are many reasons for sleep disruption, and the pandemic has not helped. Our monthly behavioral health program on The Point discusses sleep disorders, why sleep is so important, and therapies that can help restore better sleep. Our guests on the program are psychiatrists Dr. Marc Whaley, Jonathan Schwartz, and social worker Ann Geagon. Mindy Todd hosts.

News Roundup: 1st Vaccines Given; Testing Site Appointment Difficulties

Cape and Islands hospitals get vaccine doses – and they go right into the arms of grateful frontline healthcare workers. Meanwhile, if you've been trying to make an appointment at one of the Cape's new public testing sites, chances are you've spent a lot of time on hold. 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.

A New Look at Bird Behavior

Birds have long fascinated humans. We marvel at their ability to fly, in fact the first human-created flying machines emulated bird's flapping wings. It turns out the ability to fly is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extraordinary behaviors, adaptations and intelligence of the species. Jennifer Ackerman's book The Genius of Birds brought to light the deep and varied intelligence of birds. She's just published an equally fascinating book highlighting recent scientific research

Sowing the Seeds for the New Garden Season

While many of us won't think about planting for at least a month, others have already started sowing the seeds for this season's flower and vegetable...