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Hate Crimes in Our Community

During the Yom Kippur holiday, a Jewish flag defaced with swastikas and references to white supremacy was left at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation. The hate crime sent ripples of outrage, shock and sadness throughout the region. On The Point, we discuss how to address this undercurrent of religious and racial intolerance as individuals and a community.

Guests on the program are as follows: Robert Trestan, Regional Director from the Anti-Defamation League of New England; Barbara Dougan, Civil Rights Director at the Council on American Islamic Relations, Massachusetts Chapter; Rabbi Caryn Broitman, of Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center; Rabbi Elias Lieberman, Falmouth Jewish Congregation; and Rev. Deb Warner, Church of the Messiah.


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.