10,000 Heroes

New to KPTZ, it’s 10,000 Heroes, your go-to podcast for inspiration and inquiry into what a life of purpose and fun is all about.  From creator & host Ankur Shah Delight, who lives and works in Clallam County. Check out these episodes on the first Tuesday of the month, from 6 to 7pm. On July 5 meet Deepak Ram who grew up in South Africa, discovered music as a teenager, studied bansuri (bamboo flute) with the masters in Mumbai, and then found his “thing” as a globally-recognized musician. A fascinating episode, featuring some incredible music.

PT Film Festival

(First airdate: August 20, 2019) The Port Townsend Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Volunteer Coordinator Chuck Moses spotlights for Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can a few of the special opportunities to get involved with this signature Port Townsend multi-day event of over film, food and fun.

Compass for the Week of 8/19/2019

Teenage years are never easy, but in recent years an increasing number of troubled teens consider suicide as an option. Port Townsend has not escaped this. Four years ago 15-year-old Benji Kenworthy took his own life, which first shattered this community but then led to an option that can help save teenager’s lives. The Benji Project provides teenagers with stress management and emotional resilience skills to keep them from a drastic action that will affect everyone around them. On today’s Compass we talk with Cynthia Osterman, Benji’s mother, who has built the project into a valuable local resource.

Tossed Salad for 8/16/2019

Can’t stand the heat? Cool down, PT-style, with Phil Andrus and a lovely Tossed Salad for a mid-August Friday:
1:00Al Latham, Randy Rosens and Claudia Coppola, of Olympic Neighbors
1:15 – Daring Greatly, family vocal band from Ecotopia
2:15Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
2:45Larry Morrell, Sound Defense Alliance
3:15Amanda Milholland, PT Farmers Market
3:30Baila Dworsky, music to surprise us all
4:30Heather Dudley Nollette, reading

Nature Now #424
Endangered Butterflies

(Reprise airdate: August 14, 2019) Debaran Kelso hosts a rebroadcast of show #207 “Endangered Butterflies and Prairie Restoration” with host Kate Dwyer and guest Ted Thomas, senior ecologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

#133 Wayne Chimenti, Community Boat Project

(First airdate: August 13, 2019) WAYNE CHIMENTI: CREATING SAILORS & SUCCESS STORIES. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Wayne Chimenti, director of the Community Boat Project and former skipper of the Adventuress. For years Wayne has been instrumental in helping to rescue troubled teens through maritime training. He calls that course “beautiful chaos”.  But now he’s onto a new program called “Shelter From the Storm”. It’s designed to teach practical construction skills to young adults (18 to 25) who haven’t found their footing. Among other projects, they are building tiny homes. Most of them are what Wayne gently calls “housing insecure”, so being able to essentially build shelter is a huge step towards a productive and financially secure future.