KPTZ’s In Conversation airs its final episode on Tuesday, July 7, immediately following the Local News at noon. The finale is available just below, for download and streaming.
For over six years host Sheila Bender and sound engineer Charlie Fleishman created In Conversation: Discussions on Writing and the Writing Life. During the show’s run, Sheila interviewed poets, novelists, screenwriters, playwrights, Young Adult writers, journalists, memoirists, cartoonists, nonfiction writers, new and emerging writers, and teachers on teaching writing, as well as youth writers, publishers, editors, and writing program directors.
Sheila’s intriguing questions and Charlie’s expert sound editing had the show’s guests, after they heard their taped program, saying they never sounded so good and so smart. That was one of the great pleasures of sharing the writing life with listeners of KPTZ. As they end the run of the show, Charlie and Sheila hope you’ll listen to the archived podcasts to enjoy the programs.
KPTZ Program Director Larry Stein will miss In Conversation as part of our program lineup. He elaborates, “For many years, Sheila Bender’s personal conversations with authors, editors, publishers, and many other players in the writing world added much to my understanding of the life and craft of the writer. The programs were informed by deep understanding, and very personal experience. They were very skillfully produced for most of the program’s life, by Charlie Fleishman.
“I would often catch the program while driving, and would marvel at the professional tone and production … from our little start-up station, KPTZ. I deeply appreciate Sheila’s and Charlie’s years of hard and careful work that helped KPTZ rise to a very professional level.”
Come visit KPTZ on Friday, August 31 from 4-8pm on Union Wharf (end of Taylor Street in Port Townsend). It’s our second annual KPTZ Party on the Pier concert and fundraiser! Dance music by Seattle-based, horn-driven band High Pulp, plus DJ Silace Amaro with all-vinyl funk music. All ages welcome! Beer, wine and cider available, 21 and over. Admission: $10 suggested donation.
1:00 – Checking in with Muriel Powers and her autoharp
1:30 – Terry Robb, blues guitar
2:15 – Joe D’Amico, Security Services Northwest, with Scott Wilson
3:15 – THAG Jazz: Trevor Hanson and Andy Geiger, guitar and saxophone
4:00 – Alex Dugdale and High Pulp, party time on the pier
4:30 – Catherine McNabb, reading two stories from the anthology of contemporary Native American stories “Talking Leaves”
(First airdate: August 28, 2018) KIM RAFFERTY: FROM HIPPIE TO PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE. Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Kim Rafferty, a nurse with Jefferson County Public Health. Once upon a time Kim lived in the proverbial hippie commune in California. But reason prevailed. She ended up becoming a nurse. She’s run group homes for mentally challenged seniors and run clinics on Orcas Island. Today she’s the public health nurse who provides foot care to seniors and disabled all around the county.