The Point: Philanthropy
[more] Rose Resnick, Vice President of Development Solutions of New England, Mike Brogiolio Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation and Lynn Mason-Small from the Rogers and Gray Foundation talk about philanthropy.
The Point: Newtown Shootings
[more] The tragedy in Newtown CT last week in which 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in an elementary school has sparked national debate about gun control, increased security measures and how American culture might have influenced these events.
Another aspect of this discussion is the prevalence of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass murders. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley talk about mass murder, how to speak to children about these events and whether society’s lack of knowledge or understanding of mental health issues has contributed to the problem.
The Point: Fisheries
[more] John Bullard, Regional Administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service, shares what he learned on a recent listening tour of New England and talks about bridging the gap between fishermen and regulators.
The Point: Karan Kondazian
[more] Actress and author Karan Kondazian talks about her novel The Whip, based on the life of Charley Parkhurst, a 19th century stage coach driver who lived his life as a woman.
The Point: The Role of Community Colleges
[more] The mission of Massachusetts Community Colleges’ is to serve the needs of their individual regions. This means providing the appropriate coursework, training and skills students require now, while looking ahead to be prepared for how community needs will evolve in the future. Dr. John Sbraga President of Bristol Community College and Dr. John Cox, President of Cape Cod Community College talk about what our community colleges offer, some innovative public-private partnerships they’ve created and what changes they see in the coming years.
The Point: Michael Aaron Rockland
[more] In the 1960’s Michael Rockland served as assistant cultural attaché in Madrid. He talks about his memoir An American Diplomat in Franco Spain, which includes stories about accompanying Martin Luther King Jr. and Ted Kennedy during their visits to Madrid and what happened when the US accidentally dropped 4 hydrogen bombs on coastal Spain.
The Point: Thankfulness
[more] For some the Thanksgiving holiday entails eating a large meal with family whose company you may or may not enjoy. The thankful part is often an afterthought. Research shows that being thankful and expressing gratitude is something that makes us not only happier but healthier. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whales talk about the positive physical and psychological effects of being thankful.
The Point: Philanthropy
[more] Our region has many dichotomies- we’re a resort community with multi-million dollar beach front properties, but we also have issues of poverty, a lack of affordable housing and a fragile environment. Rose Resnick, Vice President of Development Solutions of New England and Mike Brogiolio Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation talk about some of the challenges for our regional non-profits and new strategies to better leverage charitable giving for the needs of our community.
The Point: Carbon food print
[more] When it comes to environmental impacts, what you eat is as important as what you drive. David Freudberg, host of Human Kind, talks about his new documentary The Diet-Climate Connection and shares tips on eating for personal and planetary health.
The Point: Health Care Reform
[more] With the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, and new state cost containment measures, Massachusetts health care will undergo some changes. Jim Purcell former CEO of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Rhode Island and David Rehm, President of Hope Health talk about these reforms and how they are impacting the health care we receive.
The Point: Family Communication
[more] The holiday season presents a great opportunity for family discussions about topics that are sometimes difficult or sensitive. Bob Mauterstock, author of "Can We Talk? A Financial Guide for Baby Boomers Assisting Their Elderly Parents" and Janie Culbert, a family mediator join us. We’ll talk about how to get family conversations started and why they are important.
The Point: Ari Daniel Shapiro (# 2)
[more] Ari Daniel Shapiro, independent producer and science correspondent for PRI's The World, talks about making the transition from research to radio and mastering the art of storytelling.
The Point: Books for Writers
[more] Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times talk about books on and for writers.
The Point: Patrick Ellis
[more] Our conversations with the candidates continues with Patrick Ellis Democratic Candidate for State Representative for the 5th Barnstable District.
The Point: Ocean energy
[more] Oceans cover three quarters of the earth's surface and contain an enormous amount of energy that is largely untapped. John Miller of the marine Renewable energy Center, plus researchers from UMass Dartmouth and WHOI talk about the potential of ocean energy.
The Point: Psychology of Fear
[more] Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley discuss the psychology of fear. A powerful and primitive emotion fear prompts both a biochemical and emotional response. While one is universal the latter is highly individualized.
The Point: Keyes
[more] Tom Keyes, Republican Candidate for the Plymouth Barnstable State Senate seat talks about his positions on the issues and why he is running for office.
The majority of research funding comes from federal agencies. Politicians personal views, partisan maneuvering, and broader economic conditions all affect how much money is available and what it can be used for. The heads of three local research institutions explain how their organizations navigate the politics of science funding.
Guests: Susan Avery, President and Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Eric Davidson, Executive Director of Woods Hole Research Center
The Point: Understanding the impacts of Climate Change
[more] Pablo Suarez, Scientist with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Center and a gaming enthusiast talks about innovative ways to educate developing nations about the impacts of climate change. Suarez has developed participatory games to help explain the complexities and threats surrounding climate change and raise awareness about the options of dealing with it before a storm, crop failure or flood hits.
The Point: Domestic Violence
[more] According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and pregnant women are 60% more likely to experience physical abuse than non-pregnant women. Mary Starr- Director of Cape Cod Center for Women, Beth Homand, Nurse Practitioner at Community Health Center of Cape Cod and Carmen Espinoza, Falmouth Police Department Domestic Violence Advocate discuss the prevalence of Domestic Violence on Cape Cod and the islands and area resources to help victims.
Half of all oxygen on Earth is produced by microscopic ocean plants. That's a fact that children's author Molly Bang and oceanographer Penny Chisholm think everyone – including children – should know and understand. The pair talks about their efforts to make the science of photosynthesis accessible to young readers.
Guests: Molly Bang, award-winning children's book author; Penny Chisholm, Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at M.I.T
The Point: Martin Sandler
[more] Author Martin Sandler talks about his new book The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure. In the winter of 1897 eight American whale ships and three hundred men are locked in ice with no means of escape. The story follows the three rescuers in a race against time and odds.
The Point: Hunger
[more] Brenda Swain, Falmouth Service Center Executive Director, and Mary Anderson, Family Pantry of Cape Cod Executive Director and co-chairs of the Cape Cod Hunger Network discuss hunger. The two largest Cape pantries have undergone some changes. We talk about that and the various programs available from fuel assistance to nutrition education.
The Point: Working Waterfront Festival
[more] Now in its 9th year, the Working Waterfront Festival brings together fishermen, scientists, artists and educators in New Bedford to celebrate the regions connections to the sea. Guests are Laura Orleans, Festival Director, and Dave Densmore, Fisherman and Poet.
The Point: Books on Politics
[more] Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times talk about books on Politics.
The Point: Grace Kelly
[more] We sit down with saxophonist Grace Kelly. She’s collaborated and performed with many notable musicians including Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis, performed with the Boston Pops and played at President Obama’s inauguration, all before the age of 20. We’ll talk about the joys and challenges of being a young, female sax player and the humanitarian work she incorporates into her international touring schedule.
The Point: Risky Behaviors
[more] Every two years the Massachusetts Departments of Education and Heath conduct a Youth Risk Behavior survey in public schools providing information about behaviors and conditions that may compromise health, safety and well being of young people across the state. We look at the results of the latest survey and talk about some of the collaborative programs that have sprung up in our communities response.
Guests: Lisa Marschke, Outcomes Project Program Director, Theresa Manning, Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force Coalition Coordinator. And Linda Spery, President of the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention on Nantucket.
The Point: Remembering Jerry Nelson
[more] We look back on the life of Truro resident Jerry Nelson, one of Jim Henson’s core group of “Muppeteers”, perhaps best known for his characters The Count on “Sesame Street”, Gobo Fraggle on “Fragle Rock” and Robin the Frog on “The Muppet Show.” The program includes archival interview tape with Nelson, as well as commentary from friends and collaborators. Nelson died at his Cape Cod home Thursday, August 23rd.
The Point: Eric Jay Dolin
[more] Author Eric Jay Dolin talks about his book When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail. Dolin traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire.
The Point: MV International Film Festival
[more] Richard Paradise, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and Tim Miller, Cape Cod Times Features Editor discuss some of the films that will be screened in the annual MV International Film Festival.
An international team of scientists recently released a new Ocean Health Index, rating the world's coastal waters at 60%. We discuss the challenges and benefits of boiling ocean ecology down to a single number. Our guest: Scott Doney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Point: Swim for Life
[more] Jay Critchley, Co-Founder Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla talks about the annual event that has raised more than 2.5 million dollars over the last 25 years for Aids, women’s health and the community. We look back at its history and the impact it has had on the community.
The Point: Financial Literacy
[more] Mitchell Weiss, adjunct professor of finance at the University of Hartford discusses financial literacy. For many college graduates starting out in this economy and saddled with debt is difficult enough, add to that some common financial pitfalls and many young adults feel they’ll never get ahead. Professor Weiss shares some advice on how to better manage our finances.
The Point: Mindfulness
[more] Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine emeritus at UMass Medical School and founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and Fiona Jensen, President and Founder of Calmer Choice, discuss mindfulness and efforts to bring mindfulness programs into Cape Cod schools.
The Point: Community Health Centers
[more] Karen Gardner, CEO Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Dr. David S. Tager, Chief Medical Officer Community Health Center of Cape Cod and Sally Deanne CEO Outer Cape Health Care discuss the challenges facing community health centers.
The Point: Dr. Jesse Ausubel, Living Lab
[more] Heather speaks with Dr. Jesse Ausubel. He is Director of the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University, a Vice President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and an adjunct scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Is technology the cause of our environmental problems? Or the solution to them?
The Point: Outdoor Recreation
[more] Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times talk about books on outdoor recreation.
The Point: Woods Hole Film Festival
[more] We look at two of the festivals films. Beth Murphy, Director of The List talks about the documentary that tells the story of Kirk Johnson and his efforts to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military to help rebuild Iraq. Laura Colella, Director and Writer of Breakfast With Curtis talks about her film which follows the antics of an eccentric bookseller.
The Point: Happiness
[more] Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley discuss the psychology of happiness. Did you know the act of smiling activates neural messaging in your brain that benefits your health and happiness? We discuss happiness and the power of positive thinking.
The Point: Gardening
[more] Horticulturist and Entomologist Roberta Clark talks about the summer garden and answers listeners questions.
The Point: Robert Larson
[more] Robert Larson, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Vermont, College of Education and Social Services talks about his book Changing Schools from the Inside Out: Small Wins in Hard Times. He examines how small scale efforts can lead to major school improvement.
Stagestruck will air on WGBH Channel 2 on Thursday, July 12 at 9:00 p.m.
The Point: Nerve cell communication
[more] Dr. Heather Goldstone sits down with Jennifer Morgan, Marine Biological Laboratory Assistant Scientist to discuss understanding nerve cell communication and repair in sea lampreys, and what that means for people suffering from spinal cord injury.
The Point: Climate Change
[more] Mindy talks with Dr Anthony Patt Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria, about climate change.
The Point: Summer Reading
[more] Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times share their summer picks.
The Point: Suicide Prevention
[more] With suicide rates on the Cape and Islands one and half times higher than the state average, suicide prevention has become a public health priority. While most of us don’t associate suicide prevention with comedy, the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition believes humor can be a salve and important way to celebrate life. To that end they have invited Comedian Steve Sweeney to the Cape to help support and raise awareness for suicide prevention.
Guests are Comedian Steve Sweeney and Tim Linaweaver, Therapist and Co-Chair of the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition.
The Point: Living Lab, Art & Science
[more] Science editor Heather Goldstone will talk with the founders of the Synergy project, who have selected a handful of New England artists to work with scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to produce a science-inspired art exhibit. Guests are Whitney Bernstein, MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student and Michael MacMahon, artist
The Point: Martha’s Vineyard Film Center
[more] Richard Paradise, Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Founder joins us to talk about the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center and cultural tourism.
On the Vineyard the cultural and creative arts programming and organizations account for 4.2% of the local economy, twice as much as the state average.
The Point: House Painting- with Roe Osborn
[more] Roe Osborn, Architectural Photographer, Author of Framing a House and former Editor at Fine Homebuilding Magazine talks about the dos and don’ts of painting. He also offers advice to listeners about their home repair or remodeling projects.
The Point: Herring
[more] The number of herring returning to rivers each spring has greatly decreased.
Peter Baker Director of the Northeast Fisheries Program at the Pew Environment Group, and Eoin Rochford, Manager at Norpel discuss threats to the species, the differences between River and Atlantic herring and some of the measures being proposed to help stocks rebound.
The Point: Stephen Prothero
[more] Stephen Prothero, Author, Professor of Religion at Boston University and Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, talks about his new book The American Bible; How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation.
The Point: Bird News June 4
[more] Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us the latest bird news. Vern as the spring migration winds to a close, there are often some very interesting vagrants that stray into our area.
The Point: Piers Sellers, Astronaut
[more] We sit down with former astronaut and Deputy Director for Science and Exploration Directorate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Piers Sellers. Sellers discusses his three space missions and the end of the U.S. shuttle program.
The Point: Immigration
[more] Matthew Lee, Immigration Attorney, Connie Souza, Immigrant and Client Advocate with Catholic Social Services and Lemuel Skidmore, Project Manager, Citizenship Services at Catholic Social Services discuss the challenges immigrants face on the journey to citizenship.
The Point: Author Nicole Galland
[more] Author Nicole Galland talks about her book I,Iago. The story examines one of literatures classic villains. How did Iago become the villain of Shakesphere’s Othello? Galland brings us back to Iago’s childhood days and weaves a tale that explores the question is true evil the result of nature versus nurture or something more complicated?
The Point: Art: Cahoon Musuem/ Red Chair
[more] We visit an exhibition at the Cahoon Musuem of American Art on African American subjects after the civil war. We also follow the journey of the Red Chair. A discarded red chair travels across the Cape visiting various Inns from Woods Hole to Provincetown.
The Point: Wastewater Management
[more] Mindy speaks with Paul Niedzwiecki, executive director of the Cape Cod Commission, and Andrew Gottlieb of the Cape Cod Water Protection Colaborative about the problems of Wastewater Management
The Point: Moths
[more] Butterflies are no doubt the most popular Lepidoptera species, but National Museum of Natural History zoologist Paul Goldstein is more interested in moths, which account for 90% of the Lepidoptera superfamilies.
We sit down with this moth expert to talk about the many species of moths and their role as native pollinators.
The Point: Extreme Weather
[more] Dr. Ray Schmitt, Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Dr. Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado discuss our changing global water cycle and what it means for water availability and extreme weather.
The Point: Chatham Chorale
[more] Joe Marchio, Chatham Chorale Music Director, William Cutter, Composer, MIT Choral Director and Professor at Boston Conservatory and Bob Finch, Essayist, discuss a new piece of music commissioned for Chatham’s 300th anniversary.
The Point: Probate Law
[more] Attorney Frederick Misilo, who specializes in elder and special needs law discusses the new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code which changed the probate process.
The Point: Alternative Learning
[more] We discuss a collaboration between the Alternative Education Program at Harwich High School and the Cape Cod Cultural Center where students study components of their English and Language Arts curriculum including writing, poetry and film.
The Point: Roots of Jazz
[more] Robert Wyatt, Director of Music at Highfield Hall, Steinway Artist, Smithsonian Institution Lecturer and Specialist in American Music talks about the roots of jazz.
The Point: Co-farming Seaweed and Shellfish
[more] Scott Lindell, Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Scientific Aquaculture Program and Dr. Charles Yarish, University of Connecticut Professor discuss a project exploring the environmental and economic benefits of co-farming seaweed and shellfish.
The Point: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
[more] Rob Spongberg, Executive Director of the Arc of Cape Cod and Peter Bern, CEO of the ARC discuss legislation that could impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or I/DD. We also discuss a national survey Arc conducted that looks at how people with I/DD are faring in school, the workplace and other areas of their lives.
The Point: Homelessness
[more] Heidi Nelson, CEO of Duffy Health Center, Beth Albert, Director of Barnstable County Human Services and Shelia Lyons, County Commissioner discuss the point in time count and the updated plan to end homelessness.
The Point: Christopher Daly
[more] Is American journalism in peril? We look to the past for some insight. Christopher Daly talks about his book Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism. Daly is a History and Journalism Professor at Boston University and worked as a journalist for the Associated Press and the Washington Post.
The Point: Holocaust Remembrance Day
[more] Joe Thomas and Martha McCabe discuss the book they edited Branded on My Arm and in My Soul: A Holocaust Memoir by Abraham Landau. Abe Landau spent five years in labor and concentration camps in the early 1940’s. Surviving the nightmare he started anew in the United States and rebuilt his life as a tailor, cantor, activist and founder of the Holocaust Memorial in New Bedford.
The Point: Open Space
[more] Mark Robinson, Executive Director of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts and Jessica Erickson, Adminstrator for the 300 Committee Land Trust in Falmouth discuss preservation and managment of open space on Cape Cod
The Point: Lawrence Cohen
[more] Lawrence Cohen, PhD, is a psychologist, and author of Playful Parenting, an award winning book about nurturing close connections, solving behavior problems, and encouraging children’s confidence. He is also co-author of The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It.
The Point: Whales
[more] Patrick Ramage, International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Whale Program Director talks about efforts to protect whales.
The Point: Sea Ice
[more] Ted Maksym, WHOI Sea Ice Physicist joins us in studio and Hanumant Singh, WHOI Deep Submergence Lab joins us from Greenland to talk about sea ice and global climate change and how underwater robotics and imaging help us better understand the worlds ocean.
The Point: Affordable Housing projects
[more] Gisele Gauthier, Director of Housing Development at the Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) Cape Cod discusses affordable housing projects and the impact the economy and housing market are having on these projects.
The Point: Temperament
[more] Michael Abruzzese, Clinical Psychologist and Marc Whaley, Psychiatrist discuss why some people are extroverts and other introverts. While most experts agree that temperament has a genetic and biological basis, environmental factors and maturation modify the way a child’s personality is expressed.
The Point: Bart Ehrman
[more] Historian and Bible Scholar Bart Ehrman talks about his new book Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth.
The Point: Civil War Books
[more] Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times discuss books on the Civil War.
The Point: Kevin Sessums
[more] We sit down with Kevin Sessums, Author, Editor and Actor. He served as Executive Editor of Andy Warhol/s Interview magazine and as a contributing Editor of Vanity Fair, Allure and Parade. His memoir Mississippi Sissy, about growing us as a self-aware gay boy in the south, made the New York Times Bestseller list and won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Male Memoir of 2007.
The Point: War and Poetry
[more] W. Gary Loring, President of the Nam Vets Association of the Cape and Islands, Jacqueline Murray Loring, Poet and author of The History of Bearing Children and Preston Hood, Poet and Vietnam Veteran talk about their poetry and the impact of war on veterans and their families.
The Point: Art Collaboration
[more] We discuss a student recital series that stems from a collaboration between art organizations and plans for growing collaborations. Guests will be Janet Lesniak, Managing Director, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Stephanie Weaver, Managing Director, Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Art, Lauren Wolk, Associate Director, Cultural Center of Cape Cod and David Kuehn, Executive Director, Cotuit Center for the Arts.
The Point: Susan Senator
[more] Susan Senator discuss her book Dirt: a story about gardening, mothering, and other messy business. The mother of a severely autistic son she also discusses fictional autistic characters in the media.
The Point: Bill Sargent
[more] Author Bill Sargent talks about his book Fukishima: Nuclear Disaster on the Ring of Fire. The book looks at the events leading up to the disaster and explores what led the Japanese to build 55 nuclear power plants on one of the most seismically active locations on Earth
The Point: Art and Science of Camouflage
[more] Roger Hanlon, Marine Biological Laboratory Senior Scientist and Basia Goszczynska, Artist, Animator and Film Editor discuss their collaboration designing new ways to present and propagate the lab’s scientific findings in the study of camouflage to a larger community through the creation of animated videos, graphics and web pages. We also discuss the similarities in the processes of artists and scientists.
The Point: Whales
[more] Charles “Stormy” Mayo, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies Director of Right Whale Habitat Studies and Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Senior Research Specialist and Director of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center discuss the whales that visit Cape Cod waters and entanglements which are so common that some 75% of living whales bear scars.
The Point: Bird news
[more] Mike O’Connor author of Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Headaches? : And Other Bird Questions You Know You Want To Ask joins us to talk about spring migration, and early arrivals.
The Point: Nutrition
[more] Did you start a diet at the start of the New Year? Now what? We sit down with Registered Dietician Pat Vasconcellos, to discuss ways to incorporate healthier choices throughout the year.
The Point: Changing Climate
[more] WCAI Science Editor Dr. Heather Goldstone talks about her series Cape Change: A Local View of Global Warming which looks at how climate change is already affecting the coasts and fisheries that define the Cape.
Check out her blog Climatide at http://climatide.wgbh.org/
The Point: Disease Investigation
[more] Dr. “Sea” Rogers Williams, National Marine Life Center Science Director and Associate Veterinarian, talks about his work analyzing marine mammal parasites from stranded animals. We also discuss disease investigation and what we are learning from stranded marine mammals.
The Point: Entrepreneurship
[more] Peter Karlson, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur in Residence and founder of NeoEon Technologies, talks about his role in creating and retaining family-sustaining jobs on Cape Cod. We also discuss Entrepreneur’s Weekend, which brings 100 participants together for a business plan competition.
The Point: Gayla Ball
[more] We discuss the Gayla Ball which began twelve years ago to bring together Cape Cod’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community as well as their straight friends and allies across the Cape. Our guests will be Reverend J.D. Benson, Co-minister of the First Parish Brewster, Paul Hush a member of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and Elenita Muniz who has been involved with the Gayla since it’s beginning.
The Point: Joey Spampinato & Kami Lyle
[more] Husband and wife musicians Joey Spampinato and Kami Lyle. Joey is a, singer, songwriter, and bass player who was a founding member of NRBQ and currently plays with The Spampinato Brothers. Kami is a singer, songwriter, and trumpeter who is currently performing in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.
The Point: Bird News
[more] Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us the latest bird news. We also discuss keeping squirrels away from bird feeders.
The Point: Arts Funding
[more] We discuss funding for the Arts. What are the benefits of supporting the arts and how can we do a better job? State Representative Sarah Peake, Chair of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, and Anita Walker Executive Director of the Mass Cultural Council, talk about what funding sources are out there and what the arts and culture community means to our economy.
The Point: Art
[more] Lauren Wolk, Artist and Associate Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Pam Wilkins, President of Pam Wilkins Art and Kevin Howard, Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod discuss the relationship between artists and the business community.
The Point: Best Books of 2011
[more] Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times, talk about their favorite books of 2011 and what they are looking forward to reading in 2012.
The Point: Cape Abilities
[more] Larry Thayer, Executive Director and President of Cape Abilities talks about the non-profit organization, which provides supports for people with disabilities. We also discuss the entrepreneurial businesses launched including Cape Abilities Farm, which employs people with disabilities.
The Point: Jeff Clements
[more] Jeff Clements is an attorney and author of the book Corporations Are Not People. He co-founded the group Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to challenge the creation of Constitutional rights for corporations and overturn Citizens United v. FEC.