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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Compass for the Week of 3/25/2019

This week on the Compass, KPTZ Reporter Chris Bricker brings us another installment from the NEW OLD TIME CHAUTAUQUA HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER PROJECT. From the windy plains of the Piikani Nation in Alberta, Canada, elder Dila Provost tells her stories and the stories her elders told her. She talks about her family, the boarding schools, trauma, and the encouraging resurgence of Blackfoot culture among the youth.

Tune in March 23 for
Super Saturday Special!

2-6pm: Beach Rumble ~ Extended Play with DJ host Ruby Fitch. Featuring live music from The Black Chevys, Intuitive Compass, and Sway Wild (all acts playing in Port Townsend that evening at Sirens, Pourhouse, Rainshadow). Plus special pop-by guests.

6-8pm: The Buzzy Donahue Show ~ Buzzy Donahue sits in for DJ Lizzz. Inspired Rock ’n Roll ~ Music that Sounds Good on a Saturday Night.

8-10pm:Captain Peacock’s Dance Party in Your Living Room ~ Impromptu rave ups TBA.

10pm-midnight: Finish off with Ray Schroff and his eclectic new program, Ethereal Excursions.

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Nature Now #404
Stuffed Birds, Giant Clams, Charlie the Cougar and Reindeer

(First airdate: March 20, 2019) Nature Now visits the Jefferson County Historical Resource Center to see their Natural History collection.  Join host Kate Dwyer and Resource Center curator Becky Shurman as they go back in time to learn about stuffed birds, giant clams, Charlie the Cougar and reindeer.

Washington Boating Law

(First airdate: March 21, 2019) Meet Washington’s Boating Safety Expert. Rob Sendak is at the helm of Washington State Park’s Boating Program and offers up insights about the State boating program, tips on boating safety, and the personal path that led him to his new post as Washington State’s boating law administrator.

Tossed Salad for 3/22/2019

Tossed Salad with Phil Andrus welcomes Spring with a fresh salad for us all to enjoy:
1:00 – Northwind Arts: Simon Lynge
2:00Bob Rosen, South County Report, with Norm Johnson of Concerts in the Woods
2:30Chuck and George, instruments de jour
3:30Alice Susong, story teller
4:00Jesse Thomas et al.
4:30Catherine McNabb, reading

Behind the Microphone, Part 2
Boards and More!

(First airdate: March 19, 2019) From kitchen tables to log cabins in the frigid Arctic, learn how non-profit community radio leaders Robert Ambrose and Colin Foden led radio stations from startup to our very own “Radio Reimagined” campaign today.