KPTZ Presents Reckoning

Original art by Rose Burt

KPTZ Presents Reckoning: A Conversation between BIPOC and Law Enforcement in Jefferson County on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 7-9pm on KPTZ 91.9FM Port Townsend. This is a radio broadcast of a moderated panel discussion with local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and Jefferson County Sheriff Joe Nole, a collaborative effort between local BIPOC community representatives, Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, and KPTZ Radio.

After the killing of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement in May, The United States has once again had to face the truth that our governing and legal systems are steeped in historic and institutional racism. Jefferson County is also in the process of reckoning with this reality. This radio broadcast intends to provide a platform for an open conversation about racial prejudice in policing, specifically in our county.

Local BIPOC panelists are Sabrina Hill, Paris Jade, Victor Paz, and Sean Vinson. The discussion will be moderated by Darrell Thomas. Sheriff Joe Nole will represent Jefferson County law enforcement. Opening remarks by County Commissioner Kate Dean. This program is supported by KPTZ, Sunfield Land For Learning, and Coldwell Banker Best Homes.

Tossed Salad for 7/27/2018

Tossed Salad gets started at noon this week with a live broadcast from the Fort Worden Jazz Festival. Thereafter, Phil Andrus brings us:
1:15 – Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs from the Sound”
2:00 – Judith Landau, author of “A Different Ending” with David Erickson
2:45 – Jeff Selby, Peninsula Trails Coalition
3:00 – Amanda Milholland of the PT Farmers Market about the Annual Berry Event
3:15 – Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs from the Sound”
4:00 – Cast members of KCPT’s Hamlet
4:30 – Don White, reading “Secrets” by Bernard McLaverty

Death of Comedy – Special Episode


After a little break, Death of Comedy returns with a new special episode: Flesh Eating Aliens from the Planet Omicron — an Alien Conspiracy.  Listen here on Wed July 25 at 10pm, repeated on Sat July 28 at 10pm.
Rendezvous with the MotherShip or be left behind…….

Compass for the Week of 7/23/2018

This week on the Compass, we hear about how the lifeblood of this community – its marine trade – is being threatened. We also learn how this affects everybody within the sound of my voice, whether you’re connected to the marine trades or not. And then we listen to experts explain what they intend to do about it.

2018 Election Coverage, Part 2

KPTZ continues its series of candidate interviews intended to inform voters about candidates running in eight local races. Up next:

Monday 7/23, 7-8:45pm – League of Women Voters Candidate forum featuring
24th Legislative District candidates (recorded June 27, 2018):
Mike Chapman vs. Jodi Wilke
Steve Tharinger vs. Jim McIntyre.
Moderator, attorney Rick Shaneyfelt

Thursday 7/26, 12:10-12:40pm – KPTZ DJ and News Host Charlie Bermant’s discussion interview with
County Prosecutor candidates Mike Haas and James Kennedy

Following these airings, KPTZ will provide streaming audio of the broadcasts on our Elections audio archive page.

Tossed Salad for 7/20/2018

For Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:20, Phil Andrus will be doing a Memorial Tribute to Wendell Ankeny, along with Skip Cadorette and Bill Putney.  Following that will be:

1:00 – Crosby Lane, country spirituals
2:00 – Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
2:30 – BOCC Candidate Greg Brotherton
3:00 – BOCC Candidate Craig Durgan
3:30 – Karen Berge brings vinyl from her feminist seventies
4:30 – Deborah Kate Hammond, reading …

Bill Ransom

(First airdate: July 18, 2018) Port Townsend Writers Conference Founder Bill Ransom talks with Cris Wilson about his writing life, poetry and his creative autobiography Learning the Ropes.