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

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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.

Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings, and produces The Fishing News.