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WCAI's Brian Morris talks to local journalists about some of the top news stories of the week.  His guests include Cynthia McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown with the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller from the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Barry Stringfellow of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Parents have real concerns about raising children in a world saturated with technology. There are impacts on childhood development, safety, and long term implications on how children learn and communicate. On The Point, we discuss the effects of technology on children and why parents and caregivers need to become more aware of their own use of technology around kids. 

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If only the Capitol Steps had some funny material to work with in 2016! On The Point, we listen to their Year In Review New Year's Special. All the election favorites will be there: President Elect Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin...(well, maybe)... Let's not let the election divide us any further. Tune in, and unite in laughter! And for goodness sake, can someone give Merrick Garland a hug?

WCAI's Local News Roundup, the Year In Review

Dec 30, 2016
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WCAI's Sean Corcoran is joined by Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times to discuss some of the top local news stories of the year.

Alcohol is responsible for 71% of substance use related deaths in Barnstable County. On The Point, we discuss the difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, some of the health risks associated with alcohol use, and treatment options in our region. 

To help us get in a good place for the new year, our book experts present a selection of titles that have to do with mindfulness and gratitude, and that will make us happy as well. Jill Erickson of Falmouth Library and Eric Linder of the Yellow Umbrella bookstore in Chatham join Mindy Todd in The Point studio.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local news stories with several area journalists. His guests this week include Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times; Kathryn Eident of WCAI; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; and Bill Chaisson of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Twice a year students converge in Woods Hole to learn the art and craft of radio storytelling. Many arrive having never held a microphone but graduate from the Transom Story Workshop with a ready to air radio piece.

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The holidays are upon us, and in the midst of the festivities many people experience anxiety, nervousness, and depression. On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with psychiatrist Jonathan Schwartz and psychologist Michael Abbruzzese about the facts, and explore possibilities for help in navigating these challenges.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local news stories with several area journalists. His guests this week include Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Bill Chaisson of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

On The Point, we take a closer look at the some of the issues that can complicate romantic partnerships and discuss strategies to maintain a healthy relationship. Guests on the program are Denise Backus, clinical social worker, and Jeanne Swan, a marriage and family counselor. We also discuss Divorce Mediation, which can provide an amicable resolution to partnerships and allow couples to maintain control of the process and outcome. Alan Jacobs, a divorce and family mediator, joins us.

Ask the Manager

Dec 14, 2016
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Live in The Point studio, our host Mindy Todd is joined by WCAI/WGBH Radio general manager Phil Redo and WCAI reporter Sean Corcoran for this program Ask the Manager. Listeners get their chance to let us know what they love (or not) about our programming, and make suggestions. 

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Today on The Point we take a closer look at the dictionary. What insight can dictionaries give us about society and our history? What’s the process for words to be included in a dictionary? Are words ever removed? Steve Kleinedler is the executive editor for the American Heritage Dictionary and he joins us from the studios of WHYY in Philadelphia. Mindy Todd hosts.

 

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local news stories with several area journalists. His guests this week include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise and Enterprise Newspapers; Sara Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and Bill Chaisson of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Most people who aren’t professional gardeners can’t be sustainability purists. With limited time, energy, and budgets, it’s necessary to make compromises. In her new book The Sustainable-Enough Garden, author Rebecca Warner offers an honest account of her struggles to achieve her environmental gardening goals without giving up her day job or breaking the bank.

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Come along as we tour the battleship USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove in Fall River.  The Massachusetts was known as "Big Mamie" to her crewmembers during World War II. Initially assigned to duty in the Atlantic Fleet, and later transferred to the Pacific, the vessel was decommissioned in 1947.  It was later towed to Fall River and opened as a museum in 1965.

Finding Phil: Lost in War and Silence traces author Paul Levy’s search for his Uncle Phil, killed 70 years earlier in World War II. Phil was a young tank platoon commander who braved the frigid winter of 1944-45 as allied troops advanced against an increasingly desperate Hitler, and died in France only months before the war ended.

In the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor 20 Naval ships, including eight enormous battleships, and 300 airplanes were destroyed. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died, and another 1,000 were wounded. There were also numerous civilians killed and wounded. Craig Nelson has written a detailed account of the events leading up to the attack, the chaos and carnage that ensued, and how the US ultimately triumphed when the Japanese were defeated at the end of World War II. The book is titled 

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Cold weather is really here, and the birds of our region are coping as they always do: perfectly insulated in their down feathers, and feasting on berries, bait, and other local abundance. On The Point, this month's Bird News program is hosted by Mindy ToddMark Faherty, ornithologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, is our guest in the studio.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts an hour-long roundup of local news stories with journalists from across the region. Joining Sean this week are Sean Driscoll of the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Sara Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and Bill Chaisson of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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From the design features in a passive solar house to new technologies in building materials and appliances, there are numerous ways for buildings to become more energy efficient.

On The Point, we talk about books with a winter theme. Mindy Todd hosts book experts Jill Erickson, of the Falmouth Public Library, and Jennifer Gaines, of the Woods Hole Library.  

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Pilgrim Nuclear is slated to close in the spring of 2019. What are the steps involved with decommissioning the plant, and what will be left behind once the plant closes? On The Point, we talk with editors and reporters at The Cape Cod Times about their upcoming series exploring the long and short-term impacts of closing nuclear power plants, and what we can learn from other communities who have gone through the process.

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On this special edition of The Point, the story of Massasoit's Peace Pact with the Pilgrims. Peace Talks Radio presents a conversation with American Indian scholars who fill in the details of Massasoit's attempt to make peace for his people and with the new strangers.

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On this special edition of The Point, we examine Turkeys and Thanksgiving from several perspectives. First, the subject of the BBC documentary My Life as Turkey shares how she became a wild turkey mother in the hammocks of Florida. We’ll also hear about the comeback of the once scorned bronze feathered turkey, get a taste of pre-contact American Indian Cuisine and hear how one native family gives thanks.

 

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