KPTZ’s Through Science to Health ~ 5/29

Today Lynn Sorensen, RN and Phil Andrus discussed the recent directive, dated 5/28/20, by Dr Tom Locke, Jefferson County Health Officer regarding the ‘mandatory’ wearing of cloth masks in public if unable to keep the social distance and always to enter a business or restaurant. Phil asked: if visitors arrive without masks, what can be done for them? Lynn suggested that the Visitor Center have free masks to give out to visitors. She also commended all the seamstresses who have given of their time and sewing expertise to continue to offer free cloth masks to the public.

Other counties, Clallam and Kitsap will both be in Phase 2 as of June 1st. Phil asked how will this affect Jefferson County. Lynn spoke to the divisiveness of cultures and the risk of ‘vaccine nationalism’; that is, when a working vaccine has been produced, will that country share it with the world? The U.S. and China are in a competitive stance at this time.

Compass for the Week of 4/02/18

This week on the Compass we talk with activists seeking Port Townsend’s legal support for Seattle’s new progressive tax law, and then we take a walk through the downtown construction zone which is Water Street these days to see how the merchants are holding up.


Medley of Number One Hits

Jerry takes delivery of hundreds of rare albums, delivered by armed Continental Security guards.

For the 100th consecutive Class of… radio show on KPTZ (airing April 4 at 7pm, repeating April 8 at 2pm), Jerry Osborne has come up with something really special — a project never before heard on radio, or as a recording. And the complete program fits into just one hour!

Jerry has created a medley of No. 1 hits in order, from 1950 thru 1979. On average, you’ll hear about five seconds of each song — 671 in all.

Click here and follow along by viewing or downloading the complete list of No. 1 songs.

Tossed Salad for 3/30/18

KPTZ’s Tossed Salad show is serving up a special lunchtime mix for this upcoming Friday (did you see the mic added to the mix this week?).
Starting a half hour early at 12:30pm, host Phil Andrus interviews Grace Love about the Jubilee, a new music and arts festival coming to Port Townsend that aims to fight the issue of gender diversity in the music industry.
The total Friday lineup:
12:30 – Grace Love, performer in song and in the kitchen
 1:00   The REDS band, quartet of string band youngsters from Olympia
 2:00 – Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
 2:30  The Lovetree Family Revue: Heather, Leaf, and five-year-old Ambrose
 3:15 – Kenna Eaton, General Manager, Port Townsend Food Coop
 3:30 – Janette Force, Women’s Film Festival, with Jennifer Townsend, director of “Catching Sight of Thelma and Louise”
 4:00 – Hiroya Tsukamoto, solo guitarist from Portland
 4:30 – Deborah Kate Hammond, reading from the newest edition, #75, of the poetry journal, Minotaur

#107 Rose Ann Carol, Jefferson County Auditor

(First airdate: March 27, 2018) AUDITOR ROSE ANN CARROLL – A HEAD FOR NUMBERS. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Rose Ann Carroll, Jefferson County’s Auditor. Marriage licenses, car registration and taxes on your home are all handled by the Auditor’s office. Perhaps one of her most complex responsibilities is handling all elections from small county elections to the presidential races. Rose Ann has her fingers on the pulse of Jefferson County – a county that has seen the 60+ age category increase by over 25% since 2010.


Compass for the Week of 3/26/18

This week on the Compass we talk with a Port Ludlow couple who have decided that retirement age is the perfect time to embark on the most arduous adventure in their lives — to hike the 2,650-mile-length of the mountainous Pacific crest trail.


Heart of Learning: Leslie Lewis, Youth Choir

(First airdate: March 21, 2018) Heather McRae-Woolf interviews Leslie Lewis and several members of the Port Townsend Youth Choir.