Give Love ~ Give Hope ~ Give Jefferson!

KPTZ supports United Good Neighbors who for over 60 years have championed local organizations that provide for the basic human needs of individuals and families in Jefferson County. UGN’s annual Give Jefferson campaign supports frontline efforts to deliver food, shelter, healthcare, education, and hope to those most in need in our community.  To all who are weathering uncertainty and recovering from crisis, Give Jefferson offers hope and the reassurance that we are not alone. In 2020, all donations to Give Jefferson will be matched by All In WA, a coordinated statewide relief effort providing immediate support for workers and families impacted by COVID-19. Visit UGN’s website for more information and a list of partner organizations.  

Compass for the Week of June 26, 2017

This week on the Compass, we accompany Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal elder Gene Jones and about two hundred others on a pilgrimage to sacred Tamanowas Rock.


June Conversation with Derek Kilmer

(Recorded June 22, 2017) Steve Evans, KPTZ News Director, spoke with Derek Kilmer on Thursday, June 22 about the recent shooting on the Congressional Baseball field, the President’s proposed budget, cuts on environmental and health programs, and citizen reaction on the attempts to revoke and replace the Affordable Care Act.


Compass for the Week of June 19, 2017

This week on the Compass, correspondent Martha Baskin reports on climate activists who are trying to stop the construction of the largest methanol manufacturing plant in the world at the port of Kalama WA. A failing culvert forces the closure of Highway 20 between Eaglemount Road and Anderson Lake Road for a week. And, as summer approaches, ranchers’ minds turn to relieving their livestock of their wool, so we revisit a story from several years ago: Shearing Day at the Rosebud Ranch and Fiber Studio.


Compass for the Week of June 12, 2017

This week on the Compass we feature an exclusive interview with Race to Alaska Race Boss Daniel Evans. And then we get a sneak preview of the Taste of Port Townsend. Steve Evans is the host.


Heart of Learning: Teaching Empathy

(First airdate: June 12, 2017) KPTZ introduces a new program, Heart of Learning, hosted by Heather McRae-Woolf. This local discussion program will focus on education in our region.
Guests on the first episode “Teaching Empathy” are teachers from Sunfield and Grant Street Schools.


Robert Wyss

(First airdate: June 7, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Robert Wyss, the author of The Man Who Built the Sierra Club : A Life of David Brower.