County Public Health Report ~ 1/11

Today, January 11, Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke shared his assessment of the pandemic in Jefferson County and answered questions submitted from KPTZ listeners.

Note: Next Public Health update will occur on Tuesday, January 19th due to the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday.

General opening remarks:   

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KPTZ’s New Year Message

From Robert Ambrose, KPTZ Board President and DJ Host of The Rhythm Connection

On Monday, December 28, I eagerly tuned into KPTZ at 9:45am because, with the COVID-19 pandemic exponentially growing, I was hoping to hear the reasoned analysis presented by Dr. Locke every week to the Jefferson County Commissioners. But it wasn’t on! Not hearing Dr. Locke as expected was unsettling for me, and perhaps for you and many others, judging from the many calls and emails KPTZ received. There was no pandemic update because the commissioners did not meet due to the holiday, but its noted absence underlined KPTZ’s vital role keeping our community informed during local emergencies. That role is fundamental in our mission…

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Tossed Salad for 10/26/2018

Taylor Clark hosts Tossed Salad this week with a selection of goodies for every taste:

1:00 – Port Townsend Community Orchestra
1:30 – Skip Cadorette, WAVE food drive
2:00 – Krapp’s Last Tape, KCPT’s 60th anniversary event
2:30 – Amanda Milholland, Farmers Market, Chimacum Market close and Squash chef demo
3:00 – Chris Stuart, music of Randall Bays and John Coyne
3:30 – Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, and Lore”
4:30 – Heather Dudley Nollette, reading

#122 Jim Walkowski, Fire Chief

(First airdate: October 23, 2018) JIM WALKOWSKI: FIGHTING FIRES & SAVING LIVES. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Jim Walkowski, the Chief of East Jefferson Fire & Rescue. Those blaring sirens and flashing lights mean that our brave men & women are off to help citizens in need. But few realize that about 80% of the calls in Jefferson County are medical calls. Our aging demographics present unique challenges to the fire department. The department’s thinly staffed and badly in need of both more funds and more volunteers. Perhaps you should consider helping out!

Compass for the Week of 10/22/2018

The number of people wishing to weigh in on Jefferson County’s draft commercial shooting range ordinance on October 1 overwhelmed the venue for the meeting and led to the scheduling of a do-over on Wednesday, October 24 at Fort Worden’s McCurdy Pavilion. This week on the Compass, we talk with a man who is both one of the chief architects of the ordinance and one of its strongest critics, Tarboo Ridge Coalition Board President Peter Newland.

More KPTZ Coverage of the Shooting Range Issue:

KPTZ Special Compass Report for 10/22/2018

As we near the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we talk with Jasmine Faulk-Dickerson, a certified Holistic Cancer Coach. She tells KPTZ’s Phil Andrus that cancer treatment works best if we combine traditional western medicine with a focus on body, mind, spirit and emotions … and she came to this conclusion after her own fight with breast cancer.

Tossed Salad for 10/19/2018

Phil Andrus gets us started early this Friday with Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40pm, featuring Grace Love telling about the Sadie Hawkins Prom. Thereafter, Tossed Salad proper (if it can ever be called proper) brings us:

1:00Chuck Easton and George Radebaugh
2:00 – Port of PT Exec Director Jim Pivarnik, Liz Hoenig, and Charley Kanieski, with Scott Wilson
3:00Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem”
3:15Sam Weber, folksy trio
4:00Cristina Manzoni and Onnolee Stevens, Jefferson Healthcare Hospice
4:30Don White, reading “A Fable Ending in the Sound of a Thousand Parakeets”, by Kevin Brockmeier

Compass for the Week of 10/15/2018

On this week’s Compass KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Washington State representative District 24 hopefuls Jim McEntire and Steve Tharinger. Aired live on October 15, this is the final installment of a series of three live candidate interviews.