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The Point with Mindy Todd

To know a place deeply, you must live there the year through. In this repeat broadcast of The Point with Mindy Todd, Laura Wainwright discusses her book Homebird: Four Seasons on Martha’s Vineyard. She offers her lyrical views of everyday things – the birds arriving and departing, the winter nights when skaters take to frozen ponds, the joys of quick dips in oceans and ponds. Since food often accompanies her memories, she includes eight of her favorite island recipes.

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On The Point, WCAI Senior Reporter Sean Corcoran talks with Mindy Todd about his series "By the Numbers: Worries about Cape Cod's Workforce." The 2010 Census confirms that the youngest generations of workers are leaving the Cape, while the oldest generations are retiring or moving to part-time work. What does the loss in population means in terms of the Cape's workforce and culture, and what can be done to hold onto young Cape Codders?

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Dark but not silent, the ocean is rich with sound. Marine mammals and fish use sound to communicate, find food, mates, and to avoid predators. But human made noise from vessels, oil and gas exploration and sonar are drowning them out. Mindy Todd talks with Denise Risch Senior Bio-acoustician at NOAA about the impacts of ocean noise on marine mammals.

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Stormy weather, Mashpee Wampanoag tribal elections, dying Cape Cod salt marshes and Reality TV coming to Martha's Vineyard.   Join Mindy Todd and her guests for details on these stories and more on the Weekly News Roundup.

Philip Mangano believes homelessness is a moral wrong.  On The Point with Mindy Todd, he talks about new programs where private funders and investors are the funders of expanding social programs.  Mangano is the former Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Filmmaker Richard Miller talks with Mindy Todd on The Point about his documentary The Show That Shook the World: Marcel Duchamp and the 1913 Armory Show about the art show that introduced modern art to the United States.

Cynthia Riggs

Martha's Vineyard author Cynthia Riggs reconnects with a co-worker from her youth and a wonderful romance blossoms. The couple, aged 81 and 91, won't waste time: they're into enjoying their life together to the fullest. On the Point, Mindy Todd gets the entire amazing story.

 On The Point, Weekly News Round we talk about some of the week's top stories, including losing Saturday service at the Post Office, WMVY Radios last day on the airwaves and the on coming historic storm. 

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A busy, stormy week in the news.  On The Point, Mindy talks with Sean Gonsalves at the Cape Cod Times, and Josh Balling from Nantucket's Inquirer and Mirror, about some of the week's top stories.

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The person you just passed on the sidewalk could be homeless and you might not know it.  On The Point with Mindy Todd, a discussion of being homeless on Cape Cod.  Where do people live?  And what becomes of homeless camps in the woods when those camps are dismantled?

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A tragic shipwreck near Aquinnah on a bitterly cold night in 1884 took 100 lives yet led to new marine safety rules.  On The Point, historian Thomas Dresser talks about the sinking of the steamer City of Columbus, and those who risked their lives to save the victims.

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How to achieve your optimum weight by making sensible choices from what we eat to how we exercise. On The Point with Mindy Todd, registered dietician and nutritionist Pat Vasconcellos talks about eating healthy.

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Poetry is not limited to the words of Thoreau or Dickinson.  On The Point, Mindy Todd and her guests talk about the resurgence of poetry both nationally and locally.  Our guests are the co-editors of Cape Cod Poetry Review John Bonanni and Gemma Leghorn, and poet Kim Baker.

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Reaction to Gov. Patrick's push to raise taxes for transportation and education, and eleven firms apply for casino licenses - on The Point Mindy Todd speaks with news editors for the weekly News Roundup.  Also, a ban on dogs returns to Brewster's Drummer Boy Park, and more.

To know a place deeply, you must live there the year through. On The Point with Mindy Todd Laura Wainwright discusses her book Homebird: Four Seasons on Martha’s Vineyard. She offers her lyrical views of everyday things – the birds arriving and departing, the winter nights when skaters take to frozen ponds, the joys of quick dips in oceans and ponds. Since food often accompanies her memories, she includes eight of her favorite island recipes.

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