The interchangeably named Treasures and Pleasures show is one of KPTZ’s legacy programs, debuting along with the station itself in May, 2011. Founding host Marcia Perlstein described herself as “your friendly neighborhood interviewer” and through her enthusiasm and her choices of guests and questions, she shared a thirst for knowledge and the understanding that art, is in fact, saving lives all the time.
From the show’s inception until Marcia’s passing in February 2018, Treasures and Pleasures always cut across categories to include people representing all manner of cultural expression, invention and thought. Marcia sought out Port Townsend’s more well-known heads of programs as well as rank-and-file folks who live out their dreams, and shared their stories with us on the 91.9 FM airwaves.
Marcia always signed off with her signature quote ~ “Go gently, or if you can’t go gently, go as gently as you can”. She herself embodied the essence of “the show must go on” and in that same spirit, KPTZ continues to air Pleasures and Treasures.
In addition to rebroadcasting archived episodes, which can then be streamed here, we’ll also produce new episodes with rotating hosts including KPTZ Program Director Larry Stein, along with others to be named.
Archived broadcasts of Pleasures and Treasures can be streamed on the Pleasures and Treasures podcast page.
Archived broadcasts of Marcia’s other KPTZ program Under the Rainbow, which covered LGBTQ issues, can be streamed on the Under the Rainbow podcast page.