News Roundup: Whale Deaths Confirmed as Ship Strikes; Red Tide Threat

Jul 5, 2019

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: necropsies confirm a number of recent right whales deaths were caused by ship strikes; scientists are tracking a red tide that may be heading toward the Cape; and strikers at the Vineyard Transit Authority take to Five Corners.

This week's guests are Kristen Young of the Cape Cod Times; Holly Pretsky of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner; George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and WCAI's Eve Zuckoff.

Other stories we talk about include: latest D-Y budget heads to town meeting; NOAA presses Canada to protect whales; Yarmouth shares updates online; Harwich boy shares message about beach fire safety; Martha's Vineyard focuses on food waste; Provincetown steers away from the Navigator program; a 340-lb loggerhead turtle is released back to the sea.