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Forty-six years ago David Bowie released Changes at a time when the world was in turmoil and the future was uncertain. Perhaps that is why its choral refrain is cycling through my brain as I write to you about KPTZ’s upcoming schedule change. Read More

Julie Christine Johnson

(First airdate: October 4, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Julie Christine Johnson, award-winning author of the novels In Another Life and The Crows of Beara. You can learn more about her at


Compass for the Week of October 2, 2017

This week on the Compass, we don waders and participate in a bit of citizen science as we wander up the middle of Chimacum Creek looking for salmon, dead or alive.


#96 Lance Bailey

(First airdate: September 26, 2017) LANCE BAILEY: THE CZAR OF BUILDING PERMITS. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Port Townsend Planning Director Lance Bailey. From the Howard Street expansion to Water Street construction to your neighbor’s renovation, he’s the man on the ground when it comes to building permits. And, as ever in Port Townsend, the real question is "to grow, or not to grow?" There are some very differing opinions out there on that one. Lance must listen and carefully weigh all options and all opinions.


Compass for the Week of September 25, 2017

We attend a fundraiser to support four Canadian First Nation Tribes in their legal defense against a planned oil pipeline they say infringes on their aboriginal title and rights, and then we hear about recent medical studies showing that our health may not depend so much on what we eat as when we eat it.


Compass for the Week of September 18, 2017

Over more than 45 years of cruising with her husband Larry, Lin Pardey has possibly logged more hours at sea than anyone else alive, and also probably done more to document those experiences in books, articles, and videotapes than any other. Pardey came all the way from her home in New Zealand to be at the 41st Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, where we interviewed her live during the four-hour remote broadcast from the Festival of Phil Andrus’s Tossed Salad on Friday afternoon. This week on the Compass, we bring you a lightly edited version of that live interview.


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