Deeper Blues

A new locally produced program on KPTZ! Tune in for Deeper Blues with Chicago Bob Longmire, a time set aside for an in-depth focus on various aspects of blues culture: performers, styles, social issues, and more. Every Tuesday at 7pm Bob will focus on a different performer or topic for an hour to enjoy learning more of this uniquely American culture. Please also note Bill Mericier’s Jazz Notes new start time of 8pm on Tuesdays, following Deeper Blues.

Born in Tacoma, Bob Longmire lived in Chicago for over 40 years before coming “home”, drawn by Port Townsend’s creative spirit and by Puget Sound.  Deeper Blues is his chance to share music and stories that underlie the blues, toward a better understanding of those who shaped it, enjoyed it, and developed it over the decades.

County Public Health Report ~ 3/01

Today, March 1, Jefferson County Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke shared his assessment of the pandemic in Jefferson County and answered questions submitted by KPTZ listeners. Department of Emergency Management Director Willie Bence also gave an update on current Emergency Operations actions, in light of the most recent developments.

Even though broadcast of the March 1, 2021 Public Health Briefings was incomplete, the entire segment is now included in this audio recording. 

Click here to read complete notes on today’s briefings

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing Note: The weekly deadline for these to be submitted is on Fridays at noon, to be answered at the following Monday’s BOCC meeting.

WA Boating Law Updates for 2021

(First airdate: March 3, 2021) This episode of Coastal Cafe is an update on the latest policy changes impacting recreational boating in Washington. Washington’s boating law administrator, Rob Sendak and host Aaron Barnett discuss personal floatation devices, human powered vessels, legislative activity, pumpouts, and the No Discharge Zone.

Nature Now #504
Being a Naturalist in the Year of the Pandemic

(Airdate: March 3, 2021) Nan Evans and Wendy Feltham talk about their experiences as naturalists during this strange last year of the pandemic – adjusting to stay-at-home orders, practicing social distancing, losing opportunities, discovering new ways of learning and sharing, finding new favorite places to explore in our own neighborhoods, and adapting to change.

Local News for 3/03

March 3, 2021: Local News – Three city council positions up for election in 2021; teachers to be vaccinated in WA. (TRANSCRIPT)

Bringing in a Little Light – PTHS Students Stepping Up

(Airdate: March 2, 2021) On this episode of Everybody Can, Missy Nielsen speaks with PTHS students Melanie Bakin and Grace Wentzel, representatives from the Key Club and InterAct Clubs of Port Townsend High School. These student-led organizations prioritize community outreach while developing leadership skills. Join us for this conversation as we discuss the impact this has had for these inspiring students and the community members they touch.

Compass for 2/27/21

Everyone needs a safe, decent, stable place to live. For some of the most vulnerable people in America — for the homeless — living on the street is not so much a choice as much as it is part of a crisis. This week on the Compass, we bring you a special program called Homeless Voices. Voices from the shelter, a Voice from a wooden tent, a Voice from the woods.  These are the voices of your neighbors…

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