L Lerner

As part of WCAI's election coverage, The Point will interview candidates for the Plymouth & Barnstable District state Senate seat vacated by Viriato “Vinny” deMacedo.


The following candidates will be in the studio with Mindy Todd during The Point's 3rd segment which starts at 9:38am. The replay will be at 7:38pm on the same day.  

Poetry Sunday: Kim M. Baker

Jan 19, 2020

Kim Baker reads her poem, "Posers."  

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day we bring you reflections of several King scholars on his life, work, and how his speeches and sermons influenced political and social spheres of America. We also talk with musician Damien Sneed about his musical and spoken tribute to Dr. King titled We Shall Overcome. His national tour of the performance comes to New Bedford on Monday. 

J. Junker

2019 has been a year of climate rising. Youth activists skipped school and took to the streets, the Green New Deal thrust climate equity into the spotlight, and presidential candidates were forced to respond. Democrats are competing on climate policies more than ever before. Even a few Republicans dared to suggest climate is a concern that needs to be addressed.

Has it been a rough year? Did you put all of your savings into Bill De Blasio's presidential campaign? Did you get a haircut from Boris Johnson's barber? Did you take a job as a public relations spokesperson for Rudy Guiliani? What better time to laugh at politics than now, with election season gearing up? After all, the Capitol Steps won't tell you any actual useful information, but they will tell you what rhymes with Pete Buttigieg.




Produce, consume, discard; we all know the routine. Raw materials are extracted, produced into goods, and used, sometimes only once, before turning into waste. Maybe we think that recycling that Starbucks cup or Smartwater bottle is the best we can do for the planet. But that’s only one part of the story. Now, innovative companies are “going circular” by transforming how their products are designed, used, and remade.

J. Junker

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without those cherished Christmas classics—A Christmas Carol (1951), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas… Pour a mug of egg nog and enjoy Christmas at the movies. 


House Impeachment Vote

Dec 17, 2019
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Wednesday, December 18, the House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump. View the live stream here.

Poetry Sunday: Donald Nitchie

Dec 15, 2019

Donald Nitchie reads his poem, "Nomans Community News."


GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that began with a simple idea: encourage people to do good. Today, it’s a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Join us December 3rd for GivingTuesday and help us to kick off the season of giving. Donate on Tuesday, December 3rd and you will double the impact with our matching gift challenge! 


In this special holiday episode, we take a look at the indigenous side of a Thanksgiving table. Minnesota Chef Sean Sherman (the Sioux Chef) gives us a taste of pre-contact American Indian cuisine. 

 Turkeys have a reputation for being big, dumb birds. But are they? And what does it mean for a bird to be smart anyway? We also discuss the role of gratitude in physical and emotional wellness, how much food goes to waste after the Thanksgiving Feast, and what happens in our GI tract when we overeat. THis program is from WHYY's The Pulse.


Poetry Sunday: Millie White

Nov 24, 2019

Millie White reads her poem, "Four Crows and the Chant."

Nine Transom Story Workshop students have spent nine weeks learning the craft of telling stories with sound. Join us for a public listening event on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 at The Community Hall (68 Water Street) in Woods Hole to celebrate their work and ask them questions.

Poetry Sunday: Bill Cannon

Nov 17, 2019

Bill Cannon reads his poem, "Frozen Seconds."