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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: Feb. 28, 2020


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that a coronavirus that has already led to quarantines in other countries, has reached the U.S. and is expected to spread. State epidemologist Dr. Benjamin Chan gives us the latest updates. N.H. joins a multi-state investigation into the vaping company Juul Labs, and we talk with Sarah Gibson about the ongoing debate over charter school funding. 

Air date:  Feb. 28, 2020


  • Sarah Gibson -  NHPR education reporter. 
  • Dean Spiliotes - Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University. 

We also interview: 

  • Dr. Benjamin Chan, State epidemiologist with the N.H. Dept. of Health and Human Services, on the coronavirus outbreak that is now here in the U.S.,  and about what state and national officials are doing to address the threat. 
  • Democratic Congressman Chris Pappas on the federal response to the coronavirus, primary politics, and the backlog of claims at the Manchester VA Medical Center -- an estimated $134 million owed N.H. providers who care for veterans. 

The video stream below is scheduled to go live at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28.