Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro is on KPTZ at a new time, on alternate Fridays shortly after 12 noon for Brewocracy Now. Discovery Road DJ host Tim Quackenbush joined John live in the studio, for updates on the fast-changing local world in and around Port Townsend. Topics included the update on Port Townsend’s Open Streets Project, how the City is meeting fiscal challenges from the pandemic, and the responsibilities of the Port Townsend Police, in assuring racial equality in our community..
Blues Journey host Taylor Clark writes: “It is the summer time of the year when I embrace my other passion as a spiritual pirate and rover, sailing the Salish Sea. Here’s the summer schedule of hosts for Blues Journey, airing Wednesdays 8-10pm:
July 11 – Tim Quackenbush
July 18 – The Briceman
July 25 – Larry Stein
August 1 – Taylor Clark
August 8 – Bill Mercier
August 15 – Dave Long
August 22 – Chris Bricker
August 29 – Dave Long
September 5 – Jerry Osborne
September 12 – Dave Long
Looking forward to next Wednesday’s Fabulous Fourth, Tossed Salad‘s Phil Andrus features Danny Milholland on Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40pm talking about our Old School 4th of July celebration for 2018. Then we’ll hear:
1:00 – Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, And Lore”
2:00 – Ray Hunter, a long life in the Uncas Valley
2:45 – Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem?
3:00 – Joey and Phina Pipia, The Psychic Dynasty
3:30 – Richard and Suzanne Friedrichs, presenting Punjabi zaboors, maybe some Sufi music in Urdu, along with songs of Nepal and Tibet
4:30 Don White, reading …
This week on Compass, we get an update on a local couple trying to hike 2,600 miles, from Mexico to Washington … we give you Part Two of our interview with the youngest person – and first woman – ever to lead the Nez Perce tribe … and geologists say that the catastrophic eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii should serve as a wake-up call for all of us here in the Pacific Northwest.
KPTZ is on the bandwagon to feature Make Music Day (MMD) on Thursday, June 21, a summer solstice musical extravaganza of performances and participatory events in and around Port Townsend, as part of the worldwide celebration of music.
In Jefferson County, 50 or more musicians will perform, teach, and lead jams and song circles. Besides KPTZ, where we’ll publicize MMD events all this week, there are nearly two dozen participating venues where music will be free to the public all day.
Spearheaded by producer-singer-songwriter Judith-Kate Friedman, Make Music Day Port Townsend events will begin at 8am and continue throughout the day until 10pm. At 8:30pm, the finale event at the Cotton Building on Water Street gets dedicated to the life and contributions of KPTZ host and producer Marcia Perlstein, who passed away last February.
Stay tuned for details and spread the word!
>Phil Andrus has Friday afternoon packed full of Tossed Salad goodies. Starting at 12:40, Can’t Wait for Salad features Aislinn Palmer of the Townsend Bay Music Festival. And at 12:55, Jean Walat shares with us about the Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Association. Then the Salad begins:
1:00 – Carla Main and Bev Schaaf, Jumping Mouse Benefit concert
1:30 – Jasmin Faulk-Dickerson, with tunes by sons Dante and Eros Faulk
2:30 – Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
3:00 – Carl Jarvis, on Sue Ammeter’s dedication to the Jefferson County Council of the Blind
3:30 – Moody Little Sister, by phone, with recorded music
3:45 – Danny Milholland, Port Townsend Orca Festival
4:00 – Jay Bakst and the Jefferson County Community Lean Resource
4:30 – Deborah Kate Hammond with Sarah Z