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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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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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The Point

Latest release on Oct 23, 2020

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Rank #1: News Roundup: Ferry Fares Expected to Increase; Turnout High for Early Voting

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WCAI's Sam Houghton hosts a roundup of the week's top local and regional news. His guests include WCAI's Eve Zuckoff and Jennette Barnes, Ethan Genter from the Cape Cod Times, George Brennan from the Martha's Vineyard Times; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle, Noah Asimow from the Vineyard Gazette, and WCAI's statehouse reporter Mike Deehan.

Oct 23 2020

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Rank #2: How Race and Wealth Impact How, When and Where We Die

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In Massachusetts, Black and Latino patients get less hospice care, die with more pain, and suffer more early deaths than white and Asian people. And Black and Latino families bury a far greater proportion of their children than in white and Asian families. On The Point, w e talk with the Boston Globe Spotlight Team members Liz Kowalczyk and Rob Weisman about their recent series: Last Words – How Race and Wealth Determine How Long We Live and How We Die. We also discuss how the findings can help focus our response to the inequalities.

Oct 22 2020

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Rank #3: The Adolescent Brain and Coronavirus

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Research shows that adolescent's ability to reason is developed, and that they're just as knowledgeable as adults about the danger of engaging in behaviors known to spread the deadly coronavirus . On The Point, we discuss why young adults and teens are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, and practical tips for adults helping teens be safe.

Oct 21 2020

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Rank #4: Candidates for 9th Congressional District Seat Debate

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On The Point, we continue our series of political debates with candidates for the 9th congressional district seat: William Keating, Helen Brady, and Michael Manley. Mindy Todd hosts.

Oct 20 2020

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Rank #5: News Roundup: Petitions Over Barnstable HS Principal; Protestors Aim at Machine Gun Range

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Parents launch competing petitions over Barnstable High School’s sidelined principal. Protestors target the proposed machine gun range for Joint Base Cape Cod. And the flu vaccine is demand – but you might not be able to find the high-dose version. We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Oct 16 2020

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Rank #6: 2nd Barnstable District State Rep Candidates Debate: Crocker/ Diggs

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We continue our election coverage on The Point with a debate between candidates for the 2nd Barnstable District State Representative Seat: incumbent Republican Will Crocker and Democrat Kip Diggs . Mindy Todd hosts.

Oct 15 2020

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Rank #7: Questions on the Massachusetts 2020 Ballot

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On the November ballot, Massachusetts voters will be asked to weigh in on two questions. Question One is Motor Vehicle Mechanical Data, and Question Two is Ranked Choice Voting. On The Point, we talk with those in opposition and in support of the initiatives, and take listener questions and comments. Mindy Todd hosts.

Oct 14 2020

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Rank #8: Bird News for October 2020

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It's a peak birding time of year, with so many migrants coming through our region as the weather changes. Although often more subtle in plumage, autumn birds are very abundant. Mark Faherty, wildlife biologist at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary joins host Mindy Todd on The Point to talk birds, and other creatures.

Oct 13 2020

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Rank #9: News Roundup: Parents Voice Support for Barnstable HS Principal; Machine Gun Range Draws Public Fire

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Parents and community members call for reinstating Barnstable High School’s principal. The proposed machine gun range at Joint Base Cape Cod gets a public hearing. And the Steamship Authority wants to raise ticket prices. We have those stories and more on the local news roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with some of the region’s leading journalists.

Oct 09 2020

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Rank #10: The Connection Between Mood and Diet

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We know that changes in diet can control type two diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. There is new evidence that diet can also help with behavioral health disorders such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, and others. On The Point's healthy lifestyles program, we discuss the connection between brain and diet, and foods that support physical and cognitive health.

Oct 08 2020

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