Tossed Salad Archive Presented to JCHS

JCHS Archivist Ellie DiPietro and KPTZ DJ/host Phil Andrus (Photo credit: Barney Burke)

In December, Phil Andrus, host of KPTZ’s Cats in Our Laps presented the Jefferson County Historical Society with a complete audio archive of the Tossed Salad radio show. Tossed Salad was hosted by Andrus and aired every Friday on KPTZ for ten years. The show spotlighted regional non-profits, musicians, public service groups, artists, thinkers and organizers. The Tossed Salad archive will be part of the JCHS’s collection and was received by Ellie DiPietro, Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center Director. Listen to Phil Andrus on Cats in Our Laps on Sundays from 8-10pm on KPTZ.

Ten years of Tossed Salad was a close-up lens on ten years of life in Port Townsend and Jefferson County, from 2011 to 2020. The audio archive which KPTZ and I are presenting to the Jefferson County Historical Society includes interviews of history made and history in the making, as well as music made very much in the moment in the tiny KPTZ studio. There will come a time when these ten Salad years will bring the past, our present, alive for our descendants in voice and song.”
~ Phil Andrus, host & producer of KPTZ’s Tossed Salad

People often do not think about the times that we are living through as historic, but so much of what we experience day to day will be invaluable to people looking back at these times. Radio is such a great snapshot into our daily lives – it captures a unique perspective of what people want to engage with and share with each other. Tossed Salad has captured a decade of local perspective and we are very excited and honored to accept that into the JCHS collection!
~ Ellie DiPietro Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center Director

The Klallam Word of the Week

Beginning in January! KPTZ proudly partners with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and KSQM Sequim to bring you The Klallam Word of the Week, spotlighting a Klallam language word by pronunciation, definition and use. The Klallam Word of the week airs on KPTZ every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15pm, immediately following the station’s evening news block (consisting of KPTZ Local News, the day’s Community Calendar, and National Native News).

This week’s Klallam Word of the Week is Cat

Vocal talents for Word of the Week provided by Mary Norton, Charlene Dick and Loni Greninger, including Music performed by Joshua Little Sunday.  

Nature Now #432
Alex Gagnon

(First airdate: October 8, 2019) Host Nan Evans talks with Alex Gagnon, UW Chemical Oeanographer about Coral Reefs.

#143 Ian Jablonski, Water Resources Mgr.

(First airdate: October 8, 2019) IAN JABLONSKI: GUARDIAN OF THE WATER WORKS. Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Ian Jablonski, Water Resources Manager of the City of Port Townsend. Climate change is making us all think more about the earth’s resources. Even though we live in the so-called “Emerald State” we are not immune to water shortages. The summer of 2015 brought us every close to real problems. Ian and his team are responsible for making sure that the water that’s piped to us from the Big & Little Quilcine Rivers is pure and safe for drinking. Water-borne pathogens have killed in other parts of the country. He explains the elaborate system for making our water safe.

Compass for the Week of 10/07/2019

This week on the Compass, in a reprise of a program originally aired in March of 2014, we take you on a guided tour through the mists of Port Townsend’s past on a visit to some of its most rarely seen hidden corners. (The Historical Walking Tour of downtown PT as part of the Victorian Festival, including a walk through the long-empty upper stories of the Hastings Building with Hastings descendant Heather Dudley-Nollette.)

New KPTZ DJ Brings “The Subversive Rhythm”

KPTZ is very pleased to announce the debut of The Subversive Rhythm with DJ David Bonobo. David is an educator, DJ, scholar & activist. He’ll be exploring global music through the lens of ethnomusicology from a street-level viewpoint. The genres covered include everything with an African root – from anthropological field recordings in Africa and Latin America, to Afro-European fusions such as Cumbia, Samba, Reggae, Dub, Jazz, Blues, Funk & more. Sundays from 7-9pm starting October 6

From David: “The ancients used it as a means to commune with the gods. In the colonial era, it held communities together in resistance against the dark forces of racism and empire, and it continued that role through the Civil Rights era. Today, it serves as a tool to tear down the illusory borders that divide us as it incites passion, revelation, and joy. From the tribal fire circles to the clubs: This is it! The Subversive Rhythm.”

Los antiguos lo usaron como un medio para comunicarse con los dioses. En la era colonial, mantuvo unidas a las comunidades en resistencia contra las fuerzas oscuras del racismo y el imperio, y mantuvo ese propósito durante la era de los Derechos Civiles. Hoy, continúa como una herramienta que derriba las fronteras ilusorias que nos dividen a medida que incita la pasión, la revelación y la alegría. De los círculos de fuego del tribo a los clubes: ¡Esto es! – El Ritmo Subversivo.

Safety at Sea

(First airdate: October 3, 2019) Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Both commercial fishermen and recreational boaters need to know how to respond when the unexpected happens at sea. Coastal Café shows us the skills needed when on a vessel, safety training opportunities and how the U.S. Coast Guard works to prevent accidents from happening. 

Nature Now #431
Declining Bird Populations

(First airdate: October 2, 2019) Responding to a new report on declining bird populations, Christie Lassen and Nature Now host Mary Robson discuss some local occurrences and ideas for helping bird habitat.