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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.

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    • 4.5, 11 Ratings

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.

    21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

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

    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 min
    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    The number of grandparents raising grandchildren has increased over the past decade, in large part because of the opioid epidemic. Schools and nonprofits have stepped up to help with supports to children and grandparents, but that all changed with the coronavirus. On The Point, we discuss challenges created by the pandemic, how some grandparents are coping, and what supports are currently available.

    • 48 min
    Books About the Cape and Islands, Part ll

    Books About the Cape and Islands, Part ll

    On The Point's monthly Books Show, we continue with part two of the topic "books set on the Cape and Islands." Our guests are Naturalist Dennis Minsky, and Reference Librarian Jill Erickson from the Falmouth Public Library . Our host is Mindy Todd. Listeners join in to comment and add their favorites to the list. Meanwhile, click here for a list of books we talked about on the show.

    • 49 min
    Personal Finance in Uncertain Times

    Personal Finance in Uncertain Times

    These are uncertain economic times and it’s not clear when things will be back to normal, or what a new normal will look like. On The Point, we talk about smart personal finance for all income levels, and how to manage when your income takes a hit. We also discuss socially responsible investing and ways to invest in our local economy and community.

    • 49 min
    News Roundup: Chatham Party Creates Virus Hotspot; Pandemic Reaches Cuttyhunk

    News Roundup: Chatham Party Creates Virus Hotspot; Pandemic Reaches Cuttyhunk

    A cluster of new coronavirus cases is linked to a house party in Chatham. Tiny Cuttyhunk Island sees its virus cases leap from zero to eight. And a flashback to when our hazards came from the sky: we mark the 1-year anniversary of the Cape tornadoes.

    • 49 min

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