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Jewish Life on Nantucket

J. Junker

There is a wealth of information about the role Nantucket played in the whaling industry during the 19th century. What’s less known is the extent to which Jewish immigrants participated in the whaling industry and later in Nantucket commerce. A collaboration between the Nantucket Historical Association and the Nantucket Jewish Congregation Hirat HaYam brings a new exhibition to the Whitney Gallery: it’s titled Strangers to Neighbors, Jewish Life on NantucketWe talk with Esta-Lee Stone, a member of the Nantucket Jewish Congregation and a curator for the exhibition.



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.