KPTZ Programs

Compass for the Week of 9/03/2018

This week on the Compass, we catch up with a Port Ludlow couple who left home five months ago to hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail; they’re finally back home, and they have a story to tell.

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Thor Hanson

(First airdate: September 2, 2018) The 2018 Huntingford Humanities Lecture is being given by author and conservation biologist Thor Hanson. Booklovers' Cafe host Cris Wilson talks to Thor about his latest book Buzz: the Nature and Necessity of Bees.

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Party on the Pier Is Almost Here!

Come visit KPTZ on Friday, August 31 from 4-8pm on Union Wharf (end of Taylor Street in Port Townsend). It’s our second annual KPTZ Party on the Pier concert and fundraiser! Dance music by Seattle-based, horn-driven band High Pulp, plus DJ Silace Amaro with all-vinyl funk music. All ages welcome! Beer, wine and cider available, 21 and over. Admission: $10 suggested donation.

Tossed Salad for 8/31/2018

Phil Andrus brings us another Tossed Salad for the end of a busy summer. This week's tossings include:

1:00 - Checking in with Muriel Powers and her autoharp
1:30 - Terry Robb, blues guitar
2:15 - Joe D’Amico, Security Services Northwest, with Scott Wilson
3:15 - THAG Jazz: Trevor Hanson and Andy Geiger, guitar and saxophone
4:00 - Alex Dugdale and High Pulp, party time on the pier
4:30 - Catherine McNabb, reading two stories from the anthology of contemporary Native American stories “Talking Leaves”

#118 Kim Rafferty, Jeffco Public Health Nurse

(First airdate: August 28, 2018) KIM RAFFERTY: FROM HIPPIE TO PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE. Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Kim Rafferty, a nurse with Jefferson County Public Health. Once upon a time Kim lived in the proverbial hippie commune in California. But reason prevailed. She ended up becoming a nurse. She’s run group homes for mentally challenged seniors and run clinics on Orcas Island. Today she’s the public health nurse who provides foot care to seniors and disabled all around the county.

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Compass for the Week of 8/27/2018

This week on the Compass, the man who talks to the animals talks to you. And the Women in Black, who usually refuse to say anything, also talk. And we hear the story of a train leading to a horseracing track that few people know existed in Port Townsend over 100 years ago.

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