(First airdate: September 6, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Holly J. Hughes and shares poems from her book, Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer's Disease. Books and Resource information at hollyjhughes.com.
In the wake of a catastrophic collapse of a commercial in-water net pen that released hundreds of thousands of non-native Atlantic Salmon into the Salish Sea even as Cooke Aquaculture, the owner of the facility, is looking to expand a similar facility on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, KPTZ Compass this week takes a look back to a 2013 story we did about the devastating effect such fish farms have had on British Columbian wild salmon stocks, even without massive accidental releases.
(First airdate: August 29, 2017) Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews the popular Port Townsend artist Michael Hale. Michael’s paintings have served as posters for several Wooden Boat Festivals and the Uptown Street Fair. He has also published a fantasy book. But he’s perhaps best known for his Port Townsend Portfolio, a series of paintings that captures the soft colors of early morning light on the street of Port Townsend. Michael has given KPTZ permission to use one image - “Rainy Morning on Water Street” - to represent Our Town on our web site.
Steve Shapiro, our Board Treasurer and much more, and his wife Kris Shapiro before him as Station Manager, have been instrumental in the success and growth of KPTZ from our first days on air in May of 2011.
Simply put, we wouldn't be where we are now without their hard work and sharp intelligence. Steve, in the last years, has been a strong hand behind-the-scenes to manage our finances and organize our programming on the weekends. He’s always on top of things; we’ve never had to worry about anything being overlooked.
We wish them all the best on their voyage off to warmer climates in Arizona. KPTZ will be appreciative for their hard work as long as we are on the air.
- Larry Stein, KPTZ Program Director
Friday, September 1 from 5-9pm on Union Wharf (end of Taylor Street in Port Townsend). It's our first annual Party on the Pier, a concert and KPTZ fundraiser! Dance music by Funk Force Attacks and DJ Silace Amaro. Beer garden for ages 21+. All ages welcome! Admission: $10 or donation. Click here for more info.
This week on the Compass, Jefferson County environmental health specialist Anna Bachman tells us step by step how her anti-war activism led her to become the principal editor of the most comprehensive work ever published on Iraq’s biodiversity, and to help found Waterkeepers Iraq.