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The Point with Mindy Todd

In 1976, nine members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe were arrested after police raided a gathering of tribal members participating in an evening drumming session.  The police were in riot gear using mace and force to bring in the unarmed Wampanoag.

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We hear a new musical version of a poem depicting the human suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and talk with the poet Joan Burstyn.  The musical work is entitled Lament of Two Mothers, composed by Judy Cohen Stanton.  The pianist is Maryna Mazhukova.  Kathleen Roland sings the part of the Israeli mother; Paula Pepperstone sings the part of the Palestinian mother.  Mindy Todd hosts on the Point.

Cultural Variety in Film Festival Offerings

Sep 6, 2016
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On the Point, we preview the 11th annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival.  Sean Corcoran hosts.  His guests are festival founder and executive director Richard Paradise, and Cape Cod Times film critic Tim Miller.  The event runs September 6-11.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with several area journalists. Guests include: Sean Driscoll from the Cape Cod Times; Nelson Sigelman from the Martha's Vineyard Times; Ed Miller from the Provincetown Banner; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; and Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with several area journalists. Guests include: Cindy McCormick from the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown from the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with several area journalists.  Guests include: George Brennan from the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown from the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Ann Wood from the Provincetown Banner; and Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with several area journalists.  Guests include: Anne Brennan from the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; Josh Balling from the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ed Miller from the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda from the New Bedford Standard-Times; and Nelson Sigelman from the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Birds in High Summer

Jul 12, 2016

The days are long, the food abundant, and the birds are making the most of it all around our region. Already a few of the migrating species are leaving on their long journeys. Mindy Todd talks with Mark Faherty, Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on The Point about all the latest bird news.  Listeners join in with calls and emails.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the week's top local news. His guests include journalists Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the week's top local news.  His guests include journalists Anne Brennan of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner.

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion of the week's top local news.  His guests include Geoff Spillane from 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; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner.

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion of the week's top local news.  His guests include George Brennan from the Cape Cod Times; Sam Houghton of the Mashpee Enterprise; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner.

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On The Point, an interview with Sebastian Junger on his book Tribe. The book explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning, and explains why we are stronger when we come together.  Mindy Todd hosts. Mr.

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On The Point, Mindy Todd hosts a conversation with psychiatrist Marc Whaley and psychologist Michael Abruzzese about the challenges of dealing with narcissistic personalities. These people are characterized by extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of their own talents, and a craving for admiration.

Birds of Summer

Jun 14, 2016
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Summer is arriving, and everywhere birds are building nests or attending to nests full of noisy chicks begging to be fed. On The Point, we hear the latest Bird News; Mindy Todd hosts Mark Faherty, Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. We also hear from listeners around the area with bird questions and stories.

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WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news.

  Joining Sean this week are journalists Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown of the Martha's Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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WCAI's Mindy Todd hosts a discussion of the week's top local news.  Her guests include Patrick Cassidy from the Cape Cod Times; Sara Brown from the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard-Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner.

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WCAI is proud to bring you this coverage from Provincetown of the latest Hawthorne Barn Twenty Summers event: WOLF IN THE BARN: Naomi Wolf in Conversation with Megan Marshall. Iconic feminist and activist Naomi Wolf is interviewed by Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Megan Marshall.

Books on Whales

May 25, 2016
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Our book experts sit down in The Point studio to discuss Books on Whales. Guests on the program are:  Jill Erickson, reference librarian at Falmouth Public Library; and Dennis Minsky, field biologist, naturalist, and marine educator aboard the Dolphin Whale Watch Fleet. Mindy Todd hosts.

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 New regulations for professionals in the finance industry have been called “revolutionary” by some. Pam Krueger, host of PBS’s Money Track, explains what the new rules mean for consumers and professionals, and how to vet a financial planner. She also talks about personal finance questions; exactly what works and what doesn’t when it comes to investing.

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A wrap up of our Public Radio exchange experiment with WCAI’s Steve Junker and Marfa Public Radio’s Travis Bubenick, who talk over the experience with the station managers Mindy Todd and Tom Michael

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 WCAI's Kathryn Eident talks with local reporters about the top stories of the week.

 At the Hawthorne Art Barn in Provincetown, the third season of "Twenty Summers" is underway, and recently presented LOVE AND LANDMARKS: Edith Windsor in Conversation with James Lecesne.  WCAI is pleased to bring you this coverage of the event on The Point.

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Cool rains have made our spring gardens extra lush. Horticulturist and entomologist Roberta Clark joins Mindy Todd in The Point studio to talk over favorite plant varieties, and lots of tips for getting the best results in the garden. Listeners from around the Cape and Islands join in with suggestions, questions and comments.

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WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion with area journalists about the top local news stories of the week.

Joining Sean this week are Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Andy Tomolonis of the New Bedford Standard Times; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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