Get To Know Us: Seacoast Currents

Since 2012, Seacoast Currents has introduced the people and local organizations that make Greater Portsmouth great.  In an interview format, Kathy and Larry have had elected officials, candidates, writers, actors, musicians, poets and filmmakers as guests on their show.  They have interviewed leaders from the areas of tourism, history and non-profit organizations which deal with issues like the environment, women’s rights, recovery centers, children in crisis, LGBTQ rights, domestic violence, health care, veterans and civil rights. If it’s happening on the Seacoast, Kathy and Larry will feature it on Seacoast Currents.  Stay informed about your community and tune in to Seacoast Currents every Thursday from 8am to 10am.

About the hosts

Kathy Somssich and her husband Peter have lived in Portsmouth since 2001.  Kathy has worked as an actor in numerous theaters in New Hampshire including the Palace Theatre in Manchester and the Barnstormers in Tamworth.  In 2003 she received the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Actress.  She has been a broadcaster and deejay with WSCA since 2005 and received its IMA Radio Award with Larry in 2014.

Larry Drake grew up in northern New Jersey.  After graduating from Livingston High School in 1969, he attended Oberlin College in Ohio. Following graduation in 1974, he began work in Washington, DC as a labor economist in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor.  During his 32 years there, he was active in his local union, rising to become President in his last four years on the job. After retiring in 2006, Larry and his wife Joan moved from Maryland to Portsmouth, where they reside today.  Since arriving in New Hampshire, Larry has been active in the Democratic Party, serving as Chair of the Rockingham County Democratic Committee since 2012.

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