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

Anchee Min

(First airdate: October 11, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Anchee Min, Jefferson County Library’s 2017 Huntingford Lecture author. Min talks about her life growing up during the Maoist years in Red Azalea, and about her immigrant experience in her newest book The Cooked Seed.


#97 Bob Saring

(First airdate: October 10, 2017) TAPS & FOLDED FLAGS: HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Bob Saring, the Captain of the Honor Guard for Port Townsend’s American Legion Post. The Legion’s contributions to the community are many: scholarships, the homeless shelter, and a veterans assistance program that covers everything from filling out paperwork to providing funds for an operation for a disabled vet’s service dog. Then there’s the Honor Guard. It will come to any vet’s memorial service to play taps and deliver a folded American flag to the grieving family. Not many people realize that you don’t have to be a member of the Legion for this free memorial. It’s for all honorably discharged vets.


Compass for the Week of October 9, 2017

This week on the Compass we talk with the executive director of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics about a lawsuit they have lodged against the U.S. Forest Service for improperly permitting the Olympic National Forest to be used by the Navy as a training ground for electronic warfare. And then we talk with a direct descendant of the legendary S’Klallam chief Chetzemoka about his legacy.


Bazaar Girls – an update

(First airdate: October 5, 2017) Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein visits with the owners of Bazaar Girls, Kerri and Numaka, and gets an update on new offerings and classes available through this popular local yarn, knitting and fiber arts store.



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Forty-six years ago David Bowie released Changes at a time when the world was in turmoil and the future was uncertain. Perhaps that is why its choral refrain is cycling through my brain as I write to you about KPTZ’s upcoming schedule change.

Julie Christine Johnson

(First airdate: October 4, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Julie Christine Johnson, award-winning author of the novels In Another Life and The Crows of Beara. You can learn more about her at