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The Point Visits Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

This program on The Point is broadcast live from the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown. Host Mindy Todd talks with the team there about the latest research on North Atlantic Right Whales, and efforts to save the species from extinction. We also hear about disentanglement efforts, the develpoment of pregnancy tests for whales, and the impacts of climate change in American Samoa on Humpback Whale habitat. 

Guests on the program are: Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo, director of the Right Whale Ecology program; Dr. Jooke Robbins, director of the Humpback Whale studies program; Scott Landry, director of the Marine Animal Entanglement Response Team; and Rich Delaney, C.E.O. of the Center for Coastal Studies.

Check out this video of a Response Team crew at work.

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.