March 26, 2014
WCAI’s Mindy Todd Wins Community Leadership Award from Arts Foundation of Cape CodFoundation honors a member of the media for the first time with leadership award at its Creative Collaborative Conference
BOSTON, Mass. (March 26, 2014) – Mindy Todd, managing director for editorial at 90.1 WCAI, the Cape and Islands’ leading public radio station, was honored yesterday with the Community Leadership in Support of the Arts Award by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. For the first time, the foundation honored a member of the media with the community leadership award, which was presented to Todd by Senate President Therese Murray at its 7th Annual Creative Collaborative Conference.
“WCAI and The Point are dedicated to bringing local voices and perspectives to the issues that matter to our region, and the creative economy is certainly a major economic driver. We are so lucky to have such a rich artistic community. I am truly honored and humbled to receive the Community Leadership in Support of the Arts Award from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod,” said Todd.
The conference is a one-day professional development conference that includes awards recognition of individuals and organizations for significant achievement and distinction in the areas of arts, culture and arts education on Cape Cod.
Todd is the host and producer of The Point, 90.1 WCAI's award-winning public affairs program for lively and informative discussion on critical issues for Cape Cod, the coast and the Islands. She has covered numerous issues and organizations related to the Cape and Islands’ arts community, including making the arts accessible for people with disabilities, an exploration into how local artists of color’s experiences are reflected in their art and how their work is received in the region, and how the conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra is working to attract a younger generation to classical music.
The Cape and Islands NPR stations, 90.1 WCAI, 91.1 WNAN, and 94.3 WZAI are listener-supported public radio stations serving Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and the coast. Founded by local residents, the stations are a service of WGBH and its dedication to news coverage that reflects the uniqueness of local communities.
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black, and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.