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Compass for the Week of 10/22/2018

The number of people wishing to weigh in on Jefferson County’s draft commercial shooting range ordinance on October 1 overwhelmed the venue for the meeting and led to the scheduling of a do-over on Wednesday, October 24 at Fort Worden’s McCurdy Pavilion. This week on the Compass, we talk with a man who is both one of the chief architects of the ordinance and one of its strongest critics, Tarboo Ridge Coalition Board President Peter Newland.


More KPTZ Coverage of the Shooting Range Issue:

      Joe D'Amico Interview on Gun Range (from 8/31/18 Tossed Salad)
      County Attorney Philip Hunsucker Explains the Draft Ordinance
      Excerpted Comments from Oct 1 Public Hearing on
Draft Shooting Range Ordinance

KPTZ Special Compass Report for 10/22/2018

As we near the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we talk with Jasmine Faulk-Dickerson, a certified Holistic Cancer Coach. She tells KPTZ’s Phil Andrus that cancer treatment works best if we combine traditional western medicine with a focus on body, mind, spirit and emotions … and she came to this conclusion after her own fight with breast cancer.


Tossed Salad for 10/19/2018

Phil Andrus gets us started early this Friday with Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40pm, featuring Grace Love telling about the Sadie Hawkins Prom. Thereafter, Tossed Salad proper (if it can ever be called proper) brings us:

1:00 - Chuck Easton and George Radebaugh
2:00 - Port of PT Exec Director Jim Pivarnik, Liz Hoenig, and Charley Kanieski, with Scott Wilson
3:00 - Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem”
3:15 - Sam Weber, folksy trio
4:00 - Cristina Manzoni and Onnolee Stevens, Jefferson Healthcare Hospice
4:30 - Don White, reading “A Fable Ending in the Sound of a Thousand Parakeets”, by Kevin Brockmeier

Great Shake Out Drill

KPTZ’s Emergency Team is on board in case of any major emergency, and on Thursday October 18 we’re participating in the annual ShakeOut Drill. We join Willie Bence, Director of Jefferson County’s Department of Emergency Management, in sharing this information:

On Thursday, October 18, at 10:18am, please take a minute out of your busy lives to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” This exercise is simple, but should not be underrated.

Wherever you are at 10:18am Thursday morning, DROP under a sturdy table, desk or chair. COVER your head and your neck. HOLD ON to the object you are taking cover under to prevent it from moving over you.

If you are outside, move clear of any building facades, trees, and power lines that might fall. If you driving, slow down and pull off the roadway until the shaking stops.

If you are in a tsunami evacuation zone (up to 50 feet above sea level), once shaking stops, grab your go kit and head to higher ground. The Shakeout is a great opportunity to practice your route.

For more information on emergency preparedness or to sign up for Jefferson County Emergency Management’s Nixle emergency text alerts, head to

Alternatively, to sign up for Nixle alerts, simply text JEFFCODEM to 888777 to be automatically enrolled.

Compass for the Week of 10/15/2018

On this week's Compass KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Washington State representative District 24 hopefuls Jim McEntire and Steve Tharinger. Aired live on October 15, this is the final installment of a series of three live candidate interviews.


Tossed Salad for 10/12/2018

With Fall really here, Phil Andrus starts Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40 with Danny Milholland talking about the Apple and Cider Festival. Thereafter we have:

1:00 - Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag: Maren Moore, Sonja Edmondson, Emma Kvart, Eva Odderson, Marit Bloom, Shaylah Guynes, Isobel Wright, and Martha Levenson, director
2:00 - Bob Rosen, South County Report, with Sharon and Frank Redmon (the new Superintendent of the Quilcene School)
2:30 - Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs from the Sound"
3:00 - Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
3:30 - John Maxwell, blues guy
4:00 - Gus Clark, country guy
4:30 - Deborah Kate Hammond, reading from Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s “Water and Salt”

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