(First airdate: July 3, 2018) POLLY ROGERS: THE GREAT GRANDMOM AT MOM’S LAUNDROMAT. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Polly Rogers, a mainstay at Mom’s Laundromat for the past several decades. What better place to delve into the town’s dirty laundry than a laundromat? Panties in the wrong bag can lead to inescapable clues. Polly was just 19 when she married a mill worker here. She ended up living in the same house in the Four Corners area for the past 63 years. Mom’s features a wall of framed “lost socks” and Polly was once humorously awarded a gold-plated sock. She’s never quite found gold in a laundry bag, but there was a laptop, a 10-inch clock, and lots of other strange items. Still, Polly loves her job and comes in early and stays late just to share in the stories of the ever changing cast of characters from townies to tourists.
Blues Journey host Taylor Clark writes: "It is the summer time of the year when I embrace my other passion as a spiritual pirate and rover, sailing the Salish Sea. Here's the summer schedule of hosts for Blues Journey, airing Wednesdays 8-10pm:
July 11 - Tim Quackenbush
July 18 - The Briceman
July 25 - Larry Stein
August 1 - Taylor Clark
August 8 - Bill Mercier
August 15 - Dave Long
August 22 - Chris Bricker
August 29 - Dave Long
September 5 - Jerry Osborne
September 12 - Dave Long
Looking forward to next Wednesday's Fabulous Fourth, Tossed Salad's Phil Andrus features Danny Milholland on Can't Wait for Salad at 12:40pm talking about our Old School 4th of July celebration for 2018. Then we'll hear:
1:00 - Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, And Lore”
2:00 - Ray Hunter, a long life in the Uncas Valley
2:45 - Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem?
3:00 - Joey and Phina Pipia, The Psychic Dynasty
3:30 - Richard and Suzanne Friedrichs, presenting Punjabi zaboors, maybe some Sufi music in Urdu, along with songs of Nepal and Tibet
4:30 Don White, reading ...
This week on Compass, we get an update on a local couple trying to hike 2,600 miles, from Mexico to Washington … we give you Part Two of our interview with the youngest person – and first woman – ever to lead the Nez Perce tribe … and geologists say that the catastrophic eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii should serve as a wake-up call for all of us here in the Pacific Northwest.
KPTZ is on the bandwagon to feature Make Music Day (MMD) on Thursday, June 21, a summer solstice musical extravaganza of performances and participatory events in and around Port Townsend, as part of the worldwide celebration of music.
In Jefferson County, 50 or more musicians will perform, teach, and lead jams and song circles. Besides KPTZ, where we’ll publicize MMD events all this week, there are nearly two dozen participating venues where music will be free to the public all day.
Spearheaded by producer-singer-songwriter Judith-Kate Friedman, Make Music Day Port Townsend events will begin at 8am and continue throughout the day until 10pm. At 8:30pm, the finale event at the Cotton Building on Water Street gets dedicated to the life and contributions of KPTZ host and producer Marcia Perlstein, who passed away last February.
Stay tuned for details and spread the word!