KPTZ Presents Reckoning

Original art by Rose Burt

KPTZ Presents Reckoning: A Conversation between BIPOC and Law Enforcement in Jefferson County on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 7-9pm on KPTZ 91.9FM Port Townsend. This is a radio broadcast of a moderated panel discussion with local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and Jefferson County Sheriff Joe Nole, a collaborative effort between local BIPOC community representatives, Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, and KPTZ Radio.

After the killing of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement in May, The United States has once again had to face the truth that our governing and legal systems are steeped in historic and institutional racism. Jefferson County is also in the process of reckoning with this reality. This radio broadcast intends to provide a platform for an open conversation about racial prejudice in policing, specifically in our county.

Local BIPOC panelists are Sabrina Hill, Paris Jade, Victor Paz, and Sean Vinson. The discussion will be moderated by Darrell Thomas. Sheriff Joe Nole will represent Jefferson County law enforcement. Opening remarks by County Commissioner Kate Dean. This program is supported by KPTZ, Sunfield Land For Learning, and Coldwell Banker Best Homes.

Ghost Fishing

(First airdate: April 18, 2019) Coastal Café delves into the world of derelict fishing gear while talking with Jason Morgan of the Northwest Straits Foundation.  Jason reveals how derelict and lost fishing gear keep on fishing.  Also known as “ghost fishing,” old or lost gear causes unnecessary deaths of birds, seals, crabs and other marine life.  Jason provides helpful ideas and information on how to reduce impacts.

Nature Now #408
Reviving Pinto Abalone Population

(First airdate: April 17, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Port Townsend Marine Science Center aquarist Ali Redman and “abalone mom” Dana Africa about efforts to bring health to our decimated population of Pinto Abalone through helping to rear baby abalone for eventual release back into the wild waters of the Salish Sea.

Tossed Salad for 4/19/2019

Here’s hoping your Tossed Salad isn’t a bit wilted after surviving the Ides of April (aka Tax Day). While Phil Andrus is away on vacation, Al Bergstein will sit in and bring us a refreshing selection:
1:00 – Roger Dunsmore – poet                        
2:00 – Bob Rosen, “South County Report”       
2:30 – Dave Thielk/Jonathan Arp – Recyclery update
3:00 – Update on Brazilian Choro week in Port Townsend
3:30 – Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs from the Sound”
4:00 – Interview with singer/songwriter Beth Wood
4:30 – Reed Everette, reading Copper Canyon poetry  

Blue Heron Middle School

(First airdate: March 19, 2019) Preparing kids for Emergencies. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can unpacks the needs and activities of the Blue Heron Middle School Parent Teacher Association with Frank De Palma and Debbie Sonandre.  Find out how you can help education in our community and no child is needed to step up!

Compass for the Week of 4/15/2019

This week on the Compass, we take you to lectures by a New York Times number-one best-selling author, held in Chimacum and Quilcene, where the audiences were as excited as little kids… because that’s exactly who they were.

Tossed Salad for 4/12/2019

If you haven’t sent in your tax return yet, listen in today to sooth your fevered mind as you fill out the forms. Phil Andrus brings us a Tossed Salad combo to keep your mind lively:
1:00 – Jere and Greg Canote
1:45 – Tom Jay, “A Word Studied, a Poem Read”
2:00 – Coffee With A Cop, with Sheriff Joe Nol, featuring: Officer Garin Williams of PT School District, and father of a son with autism; Anna McEnery, JeffCo Developmental Disability Coordinator; Carl Hanson, Chair of the JeffCo Developmental Disability Advisory Board, and Kelly Matlock, mom of a man with autism with an interesting law enforcement story to tell.
2:45 – Sue Thompson and Jack Dwyer, vocals, guitars and other instruments of the day
3:30 – Blue Heron Presents: Battle of the Bands
4:00 – Choir of St Herman of Alaska Eastern Orthodox Church
4:30 – Deborah Kate Hammond, reading