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Sleep Needs and School Start Times

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Some Cape Cod districts have changed school start times, so high school students go to school later and elementary students start earlier. Other districts considered similar changes but elected not to do so. On The Point, we discuss some of the issues surrounding school start times.  We also check in to hear from parents, students, and administrators.  Mindy Todd and Steve Junker host.

Guests on the program are as follows: 

Dr. Greg Parkinson, pediatrician from Falmouth

Scott Carpenter, Superintendent of Monomoy Regional Schools

Patricia DeBoer- Superintendent of Mashpee Public Schools

Meg Mayo-Brown, Superintendent of Barnstable Public Schools

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.