Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 9/24

Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro is on KPTZ with a web-based format, in a weekly time slot Thursdays, from 12:10 to 12:40pm.

City of Port Townsend Interim Police Chief Troy Surber will join this week’s broadcast, in advance of next Monday evening’s 9/28 PT City Council Ad Hoc Committee on Public Safety and Law Enforcement.

Stay tuned for the weekly chance to learn more about developments for the City of Port Townsend. John will take questions and encourage productive dialogue (and exemplary virtual meeting etiquette) to steer through a range of topics. 

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The 21st Annual Port Townsend Film Festival

This is the Port Townsend Film Festival’s 21st year, and it’s going completely virtual. Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, October 4 is your window of opportunity to celebrate and savor cinema, all from the comfort of your own home. More info & schedule at: Stay tuned to KPTZ 91.9 FM for Port Townsend Film Festival features and a chance to win passes to the event! KPTZ is pleased to be a media partner with the Port Townsend Film Festival.

Tossed Salad for 8/23/2019

Starting at 1pm this Friday, Phil Andrus brings us another Tossed Salad of local talent:
1:00 – Deep Squeeze invitation, with Paul Rogers and …
1:15Debbi Steele, Cheri Van Hoover, and Angela Gyurko: “Life Without Roe v. Wade”
1:45 – Presenters from Key City Public Theatre’s “Marching to Victory”
2:15Howly Slim, original songs of these times
2:45 – Musicians from the Olympic Music Festival for live music and conversation
3:45Judith-Kate Friedman, Songs from the Sound
4:30Don White, reading

PT Film Festival

(First airdate: August 20, 2019) The Port Townsend Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Volunteer Coordinator Chuck Moses spotlights for Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can a few of the special opportunities to get involved with this signature Port Townsend multi-day event of over film, food and fun.

Compass for the Week of 8/19/2019

Teenage years are never easy, but in recent years an increasing number of troubled teens consider suicide as an option. Port Townsend has not escaped this. Four years ago 15-year-old Benji Kenworthy took his own life, which first shattered this community but then led to an option that can help save teenager’s lives. The Benji Project provides teenagers with stress management and emotional resilience skills to keep them from a drastic action that will affect everyone around them. On today’s Compass we talk with Cynthia Osterman, Benji’s mother, who has built the project into a valuable local resource.

Tossed Salad for 8/16/2019

Can’t stand the heat? Cool down, PT-style, with Phil Andrus and a lovely Tossed Salad for a mid-August Friday:
1:00Al Latham, Randy Rosens and Claudia Coppola, of Olympic Neighbors
1:15 – Daring Greatly, family vocal band from Ecotopia
2:15Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
2:45Larry Morrell, Sound Defense Alliance
3:15Amanda Milholland, PT Farmers Market
3:30Baila Dworsky, music to surprise us all
4:30Heather Dudley Nollette, reading

Nature Now #424
Endangered Butterflies

(Reprise airdate: August 14, 2019) Debaran Kelso hosts a rebroadcast of show #207 “Endangered Butterflies and Prairie Restoration” with host Kate Dwyer and guest Ted Thomas, senior ecologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

#133 Wayne Chimenti, Community Boat Project

(First airdate: August 13, 2019) WAYNE CHIMENTI: CREATING SAILORS & SUCCESS STORIES. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Wayne Chimenti, director of the Community Boat Project and former skipper of the Adventuress. For years Wayne has been instrumental in helping to rescue troubled teens through maritime training. He calls that course “beautiful chaos”.  But now he’s onto a new program called “Shelter From the Storm”. It’s designed to teach practical construction skills to young adults (18 to 25) who haven’t found their footing. Among other projects, they are building tiny homes. Most of them are what Wayne gently calls “housing insecure”, so being able to essentially build shelter is a huge step towards a productive and financially secure future.