Nikles and Canote Candlelight Concert

KPTZ partners with Trinity United Methodist Church’s Candlelight Concert series to present Bobbi Nickles and Jere Canote on the air May 26 from 7-8pm with no intermission. Nikles and Canote are a local fiddle and guitar duo. This concert is also being presented as an in-person event at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Port Townsend based fiddler Bobbi Nikles has performed in a wide array of bands: old-time, Irish, Jazz combos, and contradance bands. Her fiddling is luscious and rhythmic. She has contributed to Strings magazine with articles on bowing technique and instrument evaluation and she founded and directed the acclaimed day camp “Fiddlekids” in Berkeley CA. She teaches at camps, workshops, and in her private studio, and has been on staff at the PT elementary school YEA Music! program and at Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddletunes. Her playing incorporates a 30-year depth of knowledge and experience. Bobbi has appeared on KPTZ’s programs “Tossed Salad” and “Cats in our Laps,” where she performs the closing theme music.

It all started for Jere when he received a guitar for Christmas while in high school in California. He began singing and performing with his twin brother Greg as the Canote Brothers.  They moved to the Puget Sound area in the early 1980s and played for nearly two decades with dance caller and musician Sandy Bradley, doing festivals and a weekly live radio show on KUOW. Along the way, Jere picked up the banjo, the ukulele, and the harmonica. The twins then forged a career performing and teaching their own brand of Americana. They have taught all over the country and have often been featured at Centrum’s Fiddle Tune Festival. Jere moved to Port Townsend in 2015 and found a kindred musical spirit in Bobbi Nikles!  They specialize in lively fiddle tunes, antique swing & blues, and country songs old and new!

Compass for the Week of 5/06/2019

This week on the Compass, we visit what its discoverer is calling the Quimper Lost Wilderness, a slice of ancient rain-shadow forest that has somehow escaped the lumberjacks’ saws despite its close proximity to civilization…until now.

Progress is Happening!

KPTZ is on track to round out our goal of completing the Sage Foundation match challenge! In the past six months station supporters have contributed 77% of the total match ~ a rousing $576,000 so far ~ thanks to the generous grant we received from Sage.

If you haven’t yet made a donation to Help Build a New Home for KPTZ, we ask you to step up now, as we close in on our time-sensitive May 10 target to bring in the remaining $58,000 still needed. This is a pivotal time to our campaign, please consider Our Vision for growing KPTZ’s service as your community radio station. Thank you for tuning in! Please stop by KPTZ any weekday or contact us by email anytime, if you would like to discuss making your gift.

Tossed Salad for 5/03/2019

Phil Andrus brings us another Tossed Salad that samples goodies for the first week of May, when Spring is in full bloom. A-a-ah-CHOO!
1:00Anja Claire and friends
1:45Margie McDonald and Camille Hildebrant
2:15Larry Dennison, et al, Town Tavern; and Shelly Leavens, JCHS
2:45Rebecca Rottsolk, Rainshadow Chorale
3:15Peter Newland, Tarboo Ridge Coalition
3:30Richard and Suzanne Friedrichs
4:30Jane Hall, reading …

Nature Now #410
Impact of Orbiting on Oceans and More

(First airdate: May 1, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Port Townsend resident and retired oceanography professor, Dr. Peter Rhines, about what being on the Earth traveling through the universe means for the behavior of our oceans, atmosphere and life itself.

The Power of a Promise

(First airdate: April 30, 2019) Marie Youssefirad of the Fariborz Youssefirad Memorial Health Scholarship, shares with host Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can, the heartbreak that shaped the direction of her efforts to bring diabetes education to youth. After the loss of her husband, Fariborz, Marie began to fundraise through a custom license program to raise funds for scholarships and diabetes education in our schools. Listen in and get inspired!

Compass for the Week of 4/29/2019

This week on the Compass, we bring you two stories from two new members of the KPTZ news team. First, Missy Nielsen talks with emerging filmmaker Dianna Lanham about her recent meteoric rise from obscurity. And then Jared DuFresne talks with a woman who leads local discussion groups that attempt to influence American foreign policy.