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.

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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

Nature Now #407
Marine Science Center

(First airdate: April 10, 2019) Nan Evans goes on a virtual “behind-the-scenes” tour of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center with Ali Redman, Aquarist at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and AmeriCorp Member Marley Loomis.

Compass for the Week of 4/08/2019

This week on the Compass, local activists Doug Milholland and Julia Cochrane talk to Compass correspondent Charlie Bermant about the importance of staying involved and active in social issues, as if our lives depend on it. Which it often does. Civil disobedience has always been part of Port Townsend’s DNA, but has gained frequency and power in reaction to new government programs.

A Joyful Cry – Brazil’s Choro Music

KPTZ announces a 4-week radio series on the history of Brazil’s Choro music. The show, A Joyful Cry: Brazil’s Choro Music was produced by WFMT Radio Network out of Chicago, and is hosted by Chicago flautist Julie Koidin and Brazilian musician Geraldo de Oliveira. It is presented in four one-hour segments documenting the history of this music – the first truly Brazilian music – that predates samba and Bossa Nova. Air dates are Saturdays from 11am to noon:

#1 – The History of Choro to the Present Day – 4/06
#2 – Choro and Classical Music – 4/13
#3 – The Brass and Woodwind Virtuosos of Choro – 4/20
#4- The String Players of Choro – 4/27

This show dovetails with the 10th annual Centrum Choro workshop.

Please tune in to KPTZ and celebrate the deep river of Choro music that runs through Brazil. You can also listen to Choro played live at the Sunday morning, April 28, 9-10:30am Participant Performance at the Wheeler Theater in Fort Worden.  It’s free and open to the public.

Tossed Salad for 4/05/2019

We survived April Fools Day, and are well into Spring. What better way to celebrate than with a little Tossed Salad? Phil Andrus brings us these tossings for this Friday:
1:00Micaela Kingslight, original songs
1:45Amanda Milholland, Port Townsend Farmers Market
2:00Meredith Parker (JCHS), President of the Makah Cultural Research Center
2:30Gossamer Strings, Oregon folk duo
3:30 – Cast members of KCPT’s “Men on Boats”
4:00Mike Ferguson on the Sunrise Project, The Lowest Pair, Olympia old-timey
4:30Don White reading “My Dead Brother Comes To America” by Alexander Godin


KPTZ On-Air Tribute to Jarrod

This Wednesday at 10am, KPTZ Program Director Larry Stein will host an on-air tribute on his Bring Your Records show to Jarrod Bramson.

Larry says, “Jarrod and Emily, the Solvents, were part of KPTZ from day one. They appeared at our kick-off party in 2011, and many times on KPTZ’s broadcasts. Jarrod was a long-time host in the early years of the station, and a guest on KPTZ many times in recent years. His influence on the musical life of Port Townsend can not be overstated. His personal friendships were wide ranging and full of love. You’ll always be with us, Jarrod.”

DJ Lizzz broadcast a musical homage to Jarrod on her Saturday, March 30 show that will be available for streaming until April 12. 

Also Captain Peacock is planning to host a special tribute show for Jarrod, details TBA.