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WCAI's award-winning public affairs program. Every Monday The Point features Living Lab with Heather Goldstone, examining the stories behind science headlines. Tuesday through Thursday, Mindy Todd hosts a lively and informative discussion on critical issues for Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Coast. Every Friday is the News Roundup, as WCAI Senior Reporter Sean Corcoran speaks with news editors and reporters from around the region.

Latest Episodes

State Rep Candidates Debate: Xiarhos and Keyes

We begin the 2020 election season with a primary debate between Republican candidates Steven Xiarhos and Tom Keyes for the 5 th Barnstable State Rep seat being vacated by Randy Hunt. In advance of the September first primary, we ask the candidates about a variety of topics including pandemic response, wastewater management, affordable housing and coastal resiliency. We also take your questions when posed to both candidates. Here's a link to find out more about voting options this election year …

48 MIN1 d ago
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State Rep Candidates Debate: Xiarhos and Keyes

Galileo and the Science Deniers

We are living in a time of sharp divides in our country: divides along political, racial and social lines. Those divides have even extended into the realm of science. For example, those who deny climate change is the result of human behavior continue to hold these beliefs despite overwhelming scientific evidence disproving their views. The degree to which people dismiss evidenced based science is unprecedented in modern times, yet there are points in human history similar to today. On The Point,

19 MIN3 d ago
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Galileo and the Science Deniers

Why Fish Don't Exist

On The Point, we talk with LuLu Miller about her new book Why Fish Don’t Exist . Part memoir, part scientific adventure, Miller explores how to persevere in a world where chaos will always exist. Mindy Todd hosts.

26 MIN3 d ago
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Why Fish Don't Exist

Birds of August, and Other Creatures Too

August is flying by and so are many avian species. Recent stormy weather brought some unusual birds to the Cape and islands. Mark Faherty, wildlife biologist at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, joins host Mindy Todd to update us on the latest bird news, along with listeners from throughout our region calling in or emailing questions and stories about birds, and other creatures too... Mark tells us about the upcoming Mass Audubon Field School course on pollinators and other insects where

49 MIN4 d ago
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Birds of August, and Other Creatures Too

News Roundup: Barnstable Mascot Retired; New Travel Restrictions Mean Long Test Waits

Barnstable High School retires its Red Raider mascot. New state travel restrictions mean longer lines at testing sites. And, in the midst of the pandemic, short-term rentals are booming —but some wonder if that’s a good thing.

49 MIN1 w ago
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News Roundup: Barnstable Mascot Retired; New Travel Restrictions Mean Long Test Waits

An American History of Hurricanes

Most of us can name a major hurricane from the past one hundred years, but what do we know of the storms that pummeled these shores hundreds of years ago? What impact did those storms have on this place and the people of the time? We talk with Eric Jay Dolin about his latest book A Furious Sky that looks at some of the major storms of the past: from those that threatened Columbus’ New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

49 MIN1 w ago
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An American History of Hurricanes

The 2020 Provincetown Jazz Festival

On The Point, we talk with Provincetown Jazz Festival Founder Bart Weisman about some of the performers at this year’s festival, and get a sampling of some of the music.

15 MIN1 w ago
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The 2020 Provincetown Jazz Festival

Finding Inspiration Along Provincetown’s Beaches

Lost and Found- Time, Time, Tide and Treasures is a new book showcasing beachcombers who are also artists. On The Point, we talk with authors Amy Heller and Gail Browne and artist Paul Bowen about some of the items they’ve found along Provincetown beaches and how the objects influence their work.

33 MIN1 w ago
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Finding Inspiration Along Provincetown’s Beaches

21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

White supremacy and institutionalized racism perpetuate inequality in both obvious and in subtle ways in the United States. Making changes will take effort, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. On The Point, we talk with diversity educator Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about his 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge , and resources to help us on the journey toward equity and justice for all.

48 MIN1 w ago
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21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

News Roundup: Young Adults the Target of Anti-Virus Messaging; Cuttyhunk Tests Negative

Local officials are focusing a message on young adults, asking them to take the coronavirus seriously. 96-for-96: a sweeping round of testing on Cuttyhunk Island comes back all negative. And tempers are flaring about regulating short-term rentals.

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
News Roundup: Young Adults the Target of Anti-Virus Messaging; Cuttyhunk Tests Negative

Latest Episodes

State Rep Candidates Debate: Xiarhos and Keyes

We begin the 2020 election season with a primary debate between Republican candidates Steven Xiarhos and Tom Keyes for the 5 th Barnstable State Rep seat being vacated by Randy Hunt. In advance of the September first primary, we ask the candidates about a variety of topics including pandemic response, wastewater management, affordable housing and coastal resiliency. We also take your questions when posed to both candidates. Here's a link to find out more about voting options this election year …

48 MIN1 d ago
Comments
State Rep Candidates Debate: Xiarhos and Keyes

Galileo and the Science Deniers

We are living in a time of sharp divides in our country: divides along political, racial and social lines. Those divides have even extended into the realm of science. For example, those who deny climate change is the result of human behavior continue to hold these beliefs despite overwhelming scientific evidence disproving their views. The degree to which people dismiss evidenced based science is unprecedented in modern times, yet there are points in human history similar to today. On The Point,

19 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Galileo and the Science Deniers

Why Fish Don't Exist

On The Point, we talk with LuLu Miller about her new book Why Fish Don’t Exist . Part memoir, part scientific adventure, Miller explores how to persevere in a world where chaos will always exist. Mindy Todd hosts.

26 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Why Fish Don't Exist

Birds of August, and Other Creatures Too

August is flying by and so are many avian species. Recent stormy weather brought some unusual birds to the Cape and islands. Mark Faherty, wildlife biologist at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, joins host Mindy Todd to update us on the latest bird news, along with listeners from throughout our region calling in or emailing questions and stories about birds, and other creatures too... Mark tells us about the upcoming Mass Audubon Field School course on pollinators and other insects where

49 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Birds of August, and Other Creatures Too

News Roundup: Barnstable Mascot Retired; New Travel Restrictions Mean Long Test Waits

Barnstable High School retires its Red Raider mascot. New state travel restrictions mean longer lines at testing sites. And, in the midst of the pandemic, short-term rentals are booming —but some wonder if that’s a good thing.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
News Roundup: Barnstable Mascot Retired; New Travel Restrictions Mean Long Test Waits

An American History of Hurricanes

Most of us can name a major hurricane from the past one hundred years, but what do we know of the storms that pummeled these shores hundreds of years ago? What impact did those storms have on this place and the people of the time? We talk with Eric Jay Dolin about his latest book A Furious Sky that looks at some of the major storms of the past: from those that threatened Columbus’ New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
An American History of Hurricanes

The 2020 Provincetown Jazz Festival

On The Point, we talk with Provincetown Jazz Festival Founder Bart Weisman about some of the performers at this year’s festival, and get a sampling of some of the music.

15 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The 2020 Provincetown Jazz Festival

Finding Inspiration Along Provincetown’s Beaches

Lost and Found- Time, Time, Tide and Treasures is a new book showcasing beachcombers who are also artists. On The Point, we talk with authors Amy Heller and Gail Browne and artist Paul Bowen about some of the items they’ve found along Provincetown beaches and how the objects influence their work.

33 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Finding Inspiration Along Provincetown’s Beaches

21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

White supremacy and institutionalized racism perpetuate inequality in both obvious and in subtle ways in the United States. Making changes will take effort, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. On The Point, we talk with diversity educator Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about his 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge , and resources to help us on the journey toward equity and justice for all.

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

News Roundup: Young Adults the Target of Anti-Virus Messaging; Cuttyhunk Tests Negative

Local officials are focusing a message on young adults, asking them to take the coronavirus seriously. 96-for-96: a sweeping round of testing on Cuttyhunk Island comes back all negative. And tempers are flaring about regulating short-term rentals.

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
News Roundup: Young Adults the Target of Anti-Virus Messaging; Cuttyhunk Tests Negative
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