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Protecting Historic Structures

The First Baptist Church, New Bedford

Our region has significant historic resources- preserving them keeps us connected to our past and also is a draw for tourism.  But preserving and maintaining historic structures is expensive and often at odds with economic development. We discuss the challenges and opportunities for preserving historical structures on the Cape and in New Bedford. 

Guests on the program are: Teri Bernert, Executive Director of the Waterfront Historic Area League, (WHALE), Rachel Alison, Historic Projects Manager at WHALE, and Ellen Briggs, founder and executive director of the fledgling nonprofit based on the Cape, Protect our Past.

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.