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Being Non White on Cape Cod

J. Junker

Cape Cod is primarily white. Even if we notice the lack of diversity we rarely discuss it. And if we do, the focus is typically on black and white. Today we broaden the discussion of race with two of our reporters who are relatively new to us and to Cape Cod. We hear about their experiences being Asian American on the Cape, some of the explicit and implicit racism they’ve encountered and the responsibility all of us have to be more thoughtful about our words and actions. 

Guests on the program are Dr. Khanh Dinh, professor of psychology at UMASS Lowell, WCAI reporter Sarah Mizes- Tan, and Groundtruth Fellow Pien Huang.



Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.