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Compass for the Week of October 16

This Thursday, October 19, at precisely 10/19 in the morning it’s going to happen: The Great Shake-out Drill. Yes, it will be 10:19 on 10/19 when KPTZ will ask listeners to duck, cover, and hold, and in general to participate in a practice session to prepare for a major earthquake disaster. In this week’s Compass, we talk with KPTZ Emergency Preparedness Advisor Rita Kepner about what is entailed in preparing for the worst.

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Nature Now #332 The Ocean

(first aired October 11, 2017). Guest host Ken Wilson welcomes back environmental educator Bob Steelquist to talk about the many facets of the ocean.

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Anchee Min

(First airdate: October 11, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Anchee Min, Jefferson County Library’s 2017 Huntingford Lecture author. Min talks about her life growing up during the Maoist years in Red Azalea, and about her immigrant experience in her newest book The Cooked Seed.

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#97 Bob Saring

(First airdate: October 10, 2017) TAPS & FOLDED FLAGS: HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Bob Saring, the Captain of the Honor Guard for Port Townsend’s American Legion Post. The Legion’s contributions to the community are many: scholarships, the homeless shelter, and a veterans assistance program that covers everything from filling out paperwork to providing funds for an operation for a disabled vet’s service dog. Then there’s the Honor Guard. It will come to any vet’s memorial service to play taps and deliver a folded American flag to the grieving family. Not many people realize that you don’t have to be a member of the Legion for this free memorial. It’s for all honorably discharged vets.

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Compass for the Week of October 9, 2017

This week on the Compass we talk with the executive director of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics about a lawsuit they have lodged against the U.S. Forest Service for improperly permitting the Olympic National Forest to be used by the Navy as a training ground for electronic warfare. And then we talk with a direct descendant of the legendary S’Klallam chief Chetzemoka about his legacy.

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Nature Now #331 Interesting Creatures

(first aired October 4, 2017). Guest host Ken Wilson welcomes to the studio environmental educator, writer, photographer and naturalist Bob Steelquist to discuss interesting creatures and other features in our environment.

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In Conversation – Jim Bertolino

(first aired October 3, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks via phone with long-time NW poet and Bellingham resident Jim Bertolino about his life in poetry.

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Bazaar Girls – an update

(First airdate: October 5, 2017) Marcia Perlstein visits with the owners of Bazaar Girls, Kerri and Numaka, and gets an update on new offerings and classes available through this popular local yarn, knitting and fiber arts store.

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Julie Christine Johnson

(First airdate: October 4, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Julie Christine Johnson, award-winning author of the novels In Another Life and The Crows of Beara. You can learn more about her at juliechristinejohnson.com.

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RSVP Food Bank

(First airdate: October 3, 2017) Jane Covella, Program Manager of the RSVP Program at OlyCap talks with Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey to share volunteer opportunities available in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Joining them is longtime Port Townsnd Food Bank volunteer, Leslie Sweeney. Leslie shares the history of the food bank and the rewards and benefits of volunteering in our community.

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Compass for the Week of October 2, 2017

This week on the Compass, we don waders and participate in a bit of citizen science as we wander up the middle of Chimacum Creek looking for salmon, dead or alive.

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Nature Now #330 Wetlands

(first aired September 27, 2017). Host Nan Evans welcomes new Nature Now host and wetlands biologist Paul Ruben, who defines wetlands and discusses issues related to them. Closing music is “Wetlands,” performed by Paul Spring.

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#96 Lance Bailey

(First airdate: September 26, 2017) LANCE BAILEY: THE CZAR OF BUILDING PERMITS. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Port Townsend Planning Director Lance Bailey. From the Howard Street expansion to Water Street construction to your neighbor’s renovation, he’s the man on the ground when it comes to building permits. And, as ever in Port Townsend, the real question is “to grow, or not to grow?” There are some very differing opinions out there on that one. Lance must listen and carefully weigh all options and all opinions.

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Compass for the Week of September 25, 2017

We attend a fundraiser to support four Canadian First Nation Tribes in their legal defense against a planned oil pipeline they say infringes on their aboriginal title and rights, and then we hear about recent medical studies showing that our health may not depend so much on what we eat as when we eat it.

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Nature Now #329 Pine Marten Survey Updates

(first aired September 20, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso interviews U. S. Forest Service wildlife biologist Betsy Howell to get an update on the pine marten survey.

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Nature Now #328 Youth Environmental Stewards (YES)

(first aired September 13, 2017). Host Mary Robson interviews Jude Rubin about the Youth Environmental Stewards (YES) program she founded.

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In Conversation – Karen McClintock

(first aired September 19, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Oregon memoirist Karen McClintock about researching and writing her book, My Father’s Closet, that explored her married father’s secret long-term relationship with another man.

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Compass for the Week of September 18, 2017

Over more than 45 years of cruising with her husband Larry, Lin Pardey has possibly logged more hours at sea than anyone else alive, and also probably done more to document those experiences in books, articles, and videotapes than any other. Pardey came all the way from her home in New Zealand to be at the 41st Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, where we interviewed her live during the four-hour remote broadcast from the Festival of Phil Andrus’s Tossed Salad on Friday afternoon. This week on the Compass, we bring you a lightly edited version of that live interview.

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #3

(First airdate: September 13, 2017) Host Marcia Perlstein discusses Light of the Moon (a film about sexual assault and the aftereffects), and also interviews Chris McFaul, Festival tech manager.

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#95 Teresa Hoffman

(First airdate: September 12, 2017) Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Teresa Hoffman, owner of the Port Townsend Athletic Club. She didn’t set out to own a fitness club. But thanks to hard work, determination and a couple of angel investors, she’s built the Athletic Club into a healthy and growing business. This mother of five spends part of her “off” time tending to eleven horses with her youngest daughter.

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #2

(First airdate: September 12, 2017) Host Larry Stein discusses the films Angry Inuk (about Inuit culture and seal hunting) and Bending the Arc (about global health activism by Partners in Health).

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #1

(First airdate: September 11, 2017) Host Marcia Perlstein discusses the films Good Fortune and Pulitzer at 100.

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Kinetic Sculpture Race 2017

(First airdate: September 19, 2017) It’s Kosmic Kinetic time! Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey talks with Janet Emery, President of the Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race. Lots of volunteers are needed – from passing out water bottles to participating in the safety flotilla on the water. This is a great weekend of creativity, craziness and community.

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Compass for the Week of September 11, 2017

This week on the Compass, we talk with KPTZ Board President and General Manager Robert Ambrose about his past and the future of the station under his direction, and then we talk with the saviors of what is almost undoubtedly the world’s oldest surviving luxury yacht, which was recently in Port Townsend for repairs.

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In Conversation – Patrick Jennings

(first aired September 5, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks in studio with Port Townsend children and young adult writer Patrick Jennings about writing his picture books, chapter books and novels.

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Nature Now #327 Sea Stars & Citizen Science

(first aired September 6, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks in studio with Howard Teas and John Conley to update sea star wasting information, and also speaks with her guests about citizen science work. Closing music is “So Many Stars,” performed by Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66.

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