County Public Health Report ~ 9/21

At today’s Public Health Briefings to the Jefferson County Commissioners, Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke discussed:
• Latest regional case count statistics
• Folly of non-mask wearing
• Timing for COVID-19 vaccine is not imminently expected
• Need for ventilation to be inside when smoke prevents air flow from outdoors
• Dose exposure of virus is a big factor
• Efficacy of testing

And Willie Bence discussed the additional available N95 masks.

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing

Compass for 9/19/20

We catch up with Zach and Jordan Eades, former Port Townsend residents who decided a few years ago to sell their business, their home and almost everything else they owned, then travel all over North America in a 32-foot Winnebago RV. Their story is one of joy, sorrow, and some lessons that could teach us all a thing or two about what really matters in life.

The Compass airs Saturdays at noon and repeats the following Monday at noon and 5 pm, exclusively here on KPTZ, 91.9 FM in Port Townsend

Nature Now #480, Plastics In The Ocean (encore of #376 and #428)

Get ready for International Coastal Cleanup Day which occurs in Port Townsend on September 19, 2020. Nan Evans visits with Janine Boire, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to talk about plastic pollution in the oceans and things we all can do to help.

Through Science to Health ~ 9/18

Through Science to Health continues through September with Lynn Sorensen, RN and Chris Bricker, KPTZ Host discussing and commenting on the latest pandemic developments.

The 21st Annual Port Townsend Film Festival

This is the Port Townsend Film Festival’s 21st year, and it’s going completely virtual. Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, October 4 is your window of opportunity to celebrate and savor cinema, all from the comfort of your own home. More info & schedule at: Stay tuned to KPTZ 91.9 FM for Port Townsend Film Festival features and a chance to win passes to the event! KPTZ is pleased to be a media partner with the Port Townsend Film Festival.

Community Tides ~ 9/11

Exploring new developments, new paradigms, and the new normal facing Jefferson County, with KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty, President & CEO of the Jefferson Community Foundation.

On today’s Community Tides, Siobhan Canty and Chris Bricker talk about escalating real estate activity and its relationship to future outcomes in affordable housing. Housing champions have started to gather to discuss and strategize. A new childcare cooperative has started here in Port Townsend, and Siobhan gives us the details. Siobhan and Chris also discuss PT’s recent designation as a Creative District. PT has received funding to develop a plan for how we can do more to support local artists and makers. Finally, Siobhan gives us an update on the Foundation’s COVID response — moving from the COVID Fund to the United Good Neighbors campaign.

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