Deeper Blues

A new locally produced program on KPTZ! Tune in for Deeper Blues with Chicago Bob Longmire, a time set aside for an in-depth focus on various aspects of blues culture: performers, styles, social issues, and more. Every Tuesday at 7pm Bob will focus on a different performer or topic for an hour to enjoy learning more of this uniquely American culture. Please also note Bill Mericier’s Jazz Notes new start time of 8pm on Tuesdays, following Deeper Blues.

Born in Tacoma, Bob Longmire lived in Chicago for over 40 years before coming “home”, drawn by Port Townsend’s creative spirit and by Puget Sound.  Deeper Blues is his chance to share music and stories that underlie the blues, toward a better understanding of those who shaped it, enjoyed it, and developed it over the decades.

County Public Health Report ~ 3/01

Today, March 1, Jefferson County Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke shared his assessment of the pandemic in Jefferson County and answered questions submitted by KPTZ listeners. Department of Emergency Management Director Willie Bence also gave an update on current Emergency Operations actions, in light of the most recent developments.

Even though broadcast of the March 1, 2021 Public Health Briefings was incomplete, the entire segment is now included in this audio recording. 

Click here to read complete notes on today’s briefings

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing contactus@kptz.org. Note: The weekly deadline for these to be submitted is on Fridays at noon, to be answered at the following Monday’s BOCC meeting.

Dan Chaon

(First airdate: July 12, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Dan Chaon, about his latest novel, Ill Will, and his most recent collection of short stories, Stay Awake.

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Good-Bye, Sweet Laurette’s

(First airdate: July 11, 2017) In this exit interview, Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein pays homage to a very special woman in our town, Sweet Laurette. Her warm, delicious restaurant has been sold. Tune in to hear her memories of Port Townsend and get a glimpse of her next adventures.

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Compass for the Weekly of July 3, 2017

This week on the Compass, KPTZ Reporter and DJ Chris Bricker talks with fellow-former clown Murray Horowitz about his career as a hilarious radio game-show host. Then we reprise a segment from 2013 that delves into the intricate relationship of music and the human brain.

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Pride Parade, Port Townsend

(First airdate: June 24, 2017 On June 10th, Steve Evans and Marcia Perlstein interviewed a range of LGBTQ participants and straight allies. They also covered the rally at Haller Fountain emceed by KPTZ’s Ellen Bonjorno. Major organizers of the parade were Susan Brittain and Share DeWees.

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