Weekly N.H. News Roundup: September 21, 2018

Sep 21, 2018

We get an update on reform efforts at the Manchester VA. A Hampton couple is charged with a felony for allegedly voting in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in 2016. N.H. Senate Democrats have outlined the agenda they will pursue if they gain a majority in the Statehouse. And a dead whale washes up on on Jenness Beach in Rye, offering a chance to learn about the mammals, but moving it proves a challenge.

GUESTS:

  • Ed Kois - VA physician.
  • Ann McLane Kuster - Congresswoman from N.H.'s second congressional district.
  • Tony Lacasse - spokesman for the New England Aquarium.
  • Casey McDermott -  NHPR reporter.
  • Garry Rayno - author of Distant Dome, a Manchester Ink link and indepthnh.org series that explores stories from the NH statehouse.
  • Trent Spiner – executive editor for the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News.

 Dr. Kois and Congresswoman Kuster were discussing a new draft report saying nearly all whistleblower complaints about Manchester VA were unfounded. Casey McDermott reported on the Hampton couple charged with allegedly voting in N.H. and M.A. in 2016. Jason Schreiber of the Union Leader shot the whale video that went viral.  The Minke whale that washed up on Jenness Beach will be necropsied. NOAA says there have been five “unusual mortality events" in our region for marine mammals, according to the New England Aquarium.