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.

KPTZ’s Live Stream Was Down

Early morning on solstice day Friday, we experienced a computer crash of the machine that encodes KPTZ’s programming for live streaming online.  KPTZ’s engineering crew has summoned a master of Rivendell, and they’ve been working around the clock (well, almost) to find and configure another computer. As of Sunday morning, this service repair is still in progress.

If the forces of nature cooperate, KPTZ’s stream may hopefully be restored in time for our audience to listen online in time for Christmas, when we have some extra special holiday programs in store. Yet another reason KPTZ greatly appreciates your year-end donations to the Good Ship 91.9 FM!

We regret any inconvenience caused by not being able to hear shows like Tossed Salad and Dance Party in Your Living Room for the past couple of days, and appreciate your patience.

11:30am Sunday Update: The live stream is back up! Thanks to our expert engineering team, we are back on the audible internet. Enjoy!

Tossed Salad for 12/21/2018

What better way to celebrate the Winter Solstice than to spend an afternoon with Phil Andrus and these Tossed Salad guests:

1:00Dawn Martin, a life of music
2:00Cristina Manzoni and Marty Richards, of the Memory Cafe, Time Slips and “Dementia Friendly” programs
2:30John Cantion (St. Vincent de Paul Society) & Jean Hall (PUD Customer Service Manager) discuss poverty, utilities & helping those in need (with Scott Wilson)
3:00Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem”
3:15Gabriel Diamond
3:45 – Harmonica Pocket: Keeth Apgar, Nala Wala, & Montana Apgar
4:25Heather Dudley Nollette reading My Father’s Chinese Wives” by Sandra Tsing Loh

#126 Daniel Knudson, Feasting on Seven Fishes

(First airdate: December 18, 2018) DANIEL KNUDSON – FEASTING ON SEVEN FISHES. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Daniel Knudson, chef and resident cooking guru at Key City Fish. Daniel recounts his adventures through various Port Townsend restaurants – including the “paranormal” (or ghost) sightings that are common at venues such as the Manresa Castle. For this holiday season, Daniel explores the Southern Italian tradition of the Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. We live in a seaport, so even if we are not all Italian we can try to cook like one (with Daniel’s recipes, of course)!

Compass for the Week of 12/17/2018

This week on the Compass we take you inside the only infant nursery in Jefferson County. If you’re a young parent who has babies … or a senior citizen who likes holding them … you’ll want to join us!

Tossed Salad for 12/14/2018


Phil Andrus, along with many other volunteers from KPTZ, will host Tossed Salad Holiday Extravanza on Friday, December 14 at the Jefferson County Museum at City Hall. 
Click here for more information about this special program
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Featured acts will be:

12:10Shelly Leavens, Executive Director of the Jefferson County Historical Society
12:30 – Carla Main, with Dirk Anderson on bass and Kurt Festinger on sax and clarinet
1:15Norm Stevens – Historian
1:45Chuck Easton and George Radebaugh, dueling chromatics
2:15Denise Winter, Key City Public Theatre
2:30Max Grover, Artist
2:45Caribe Steel Band
3:304H Lizards + Kids
4:00PT Youth Chorus, directed by Leslie Lewis
4:30The Whiteout Drama troupe reading “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern

Compass for the Week of 12/10/2018

This week’s Compass centers on creativity, focusing on a new web page that helps people explore their vulnerabilities through storytelling. Interviewer Charlie Bermant will be joined by Port Townsend resident Bonnie Obremski, whose Storyborne website is meant as an outlet for writers both local and far away; exploring the long and the short along with the serious and the frivolous.  Also participating is author and teacher Samantha Ladwig.