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 contactus@kptz.org.

Nature Now #312 Tides and Time

(first aired May 24, 2017). Jonathan White, author of Tides, The Science and Spirit of The Ocean, visits via phone with host Nan Evans and discusses how the tides can tell time, change our concept of time, and affect living creatures. Closing music is “The Moon and The Tide,” performed by Derek Gust.

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We Made Our Goal!!


Thank You, loyal Listener Community,
for a successful Spring Drive.
We made it. Stay tuned.


KPTZ Broadcast Interrupted by Affordable Housing

KPTZ was off-the-air Thursday afternoon for over three hours, as crews disconnected power and telecommunication lines to allow passage of this multiple family housing unit up Blaine Street. The four-unit house will be situated at the corner of Van Ness and Cherry Street.

Despite the temporary loss of broadcast, KPTZ continued to live stream its programming via the website.

A Wonderful Time Was Had by All!


Our Sgt. Pepper’s Band at the KPTZ Anniversary Concerts on May 6 & 7.
Band was led and concert directed by Paul Rogers…..with a stellar troupe of local participants.
Concert Producer: Tim Quackenbush
Photo Credit:  Bob Rowan (thank you Bob)

Sarah Van Gelder

(First airdate: May 3, 2017)  Cris Wilson interviews Sarah Van Gelder, author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories From a 12000 Mile Journey through a New America.

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A Special Bring Your Records This Week

Tune in to Larry’s Stein’s Bring Your Records this Wed. April 26 at 11am for a visit with pianist Julio Elizalde, Artistic Director of Olympic Music Festival, now in residence at Ft. Worden/Centrum in mid-July and most of August. Beautiful music, great musicians, and a fascinating new member of our regional artistic community.