Community Tides

Community Tides ~ 4/16

This week Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty speak with Tonia Burkett, a seasoned social justice worker with an ABD in Sociology and years of related experience. She is currently co-facilitating a Racial Justice Literacy workshop series, as well as developing anti-racist training and consulting services for non-profit organizations through her business team, Usawa Consulting. We learn about the unique needs of non-profits in this work, and about approaches to the system of philanthropy and non-profits that can bring about real opportunities for social and systemic change.

Bring Your Records ~ 4/07/21

Guests are Andrea Love and Phoebe Wahl, creators of the new animated film Tulip, a modern take on the fairy-tale Thumbelina. The film was produced in the Port Townsend animation studio of animator Andrea Love, in collaboration with Phoebe Wahl, an illustrator and writer based in Bellingham. The film is stop-motion animation, using wool, felt and fiber as the main materials. The film is part of the Seattle International Film Festival 2021, running online April 8-18 (siff.net). Tulip is in the Family Picture Show program. For info on the film go to tulipanimation.com.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/15

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This week on Brewocracy Now host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed: City Hall and Library limited reopenings; Busking on the Block; Impacts of reduced ferry service; Community Services Officer transition; New Police Chief Olsen starting on May 3; How to stop at a 4-way stop, and upcoming City Council open seats.

Western Flyer

(First airdate: April 14, 2021) This edition of Coastal Cafe is a discussion with the Executive Director of the Western Flyer Foundation, Chris Chase, about the history, restoration, and future of the historic fishing vessel Western Flyer. As the backdrop for John Steinbeck’s Log of the Sea of Cortez, Chris discusses the important role this vessel has, and will have in strengthening the connection between art and science.

Nature Now #510
Spring Walk Above the Elwa

(Airdate: April 14, 2021) Mary Robson hosts Laurel Anne Moulton,  Regional Horticultural Specialist for Callam County, in a spring walk identifying flowers and shrubs in forest and ‘bald’  locations.

Critical Conversations #8

(Airdate: April 12, 2021) Are we facing a permanent COVID-19 pandemic and, if so, how do we proceed into the future? Cohosts Robert Ambrose and Dahr Jamail talk with Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke about the success of the vaccination drive, and the threats posed to that success by the emergence of more dangerous virus variants. Brazil is facing a “biological Fukushima” with uncontrolled virus spread, largely because its president denies COVID-19 is anything to worry about. Sound familiar? Is there a more rational pathway to the future?

Critical Conversations airs on 91.9FM KPTZ the second and fourth Mondays each month, from 5:30-6pm.

County Public Health Report ~ 4/12

Today, April 12, Jefferson County Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke shared his assessment of the pandemic in Jefferson County and answered questions submitted by KPTZ listeners. Department of Emergency Management Director Willie Bence also gave an update on current Emergency Operations actions, in light of the most recent developments.

Click here to read complete notes on today’s briefings

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing contactus@kptz.org. Note: The weekly deadline for these to be submitted is on Fridays at noon, to be answered at the following Monday’s BOCC meeting.

AAUW Home Tour

(Airdate: April 12, 2021) The AAUW Home & Kitchen Tour happens April 23-25 in a virtual format, online. Pass holders may tour a number of homes, condos, and 2 ship galleys. The event supports the AAUW Scholarship Program, and has been happening annually for 24 years. Larry Stein talks with two long-time participants in the event and the AAUW, Cheryl Bentley and Jean Stastny.

Compass for 4/10/21

We take a walk down memory lane with Janette Force, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Film Festival, who will be retiring from that job later this year. She talks about rain, the movie stars and other things.

KPTZ’s Through Science to Health ~ 4/09

On this week’s edition of Through Science to Health, KPTZ host Chris Bricker and his co-host Lynn Sorensen, RN discuss the need for continued masking even if you are fully vaccinated. Dr Locke’s update included the risk, while low, of the fully vaccinated possibly transmitting the virus to the unprotected. Washington state will open up vaccinations for all adults as of April 15. No more tiers or restrictions to receive the vaccine – just an appointment!

Next time on Through Science to Health, Dr. Joseph Mattern, Chief Medical Officer of Jefferson Healthcare, will be our guest and will discuss Jefferson Healthcare’s continuing drive-through vaccination program.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/08

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics:
Affordable Housing and Housing Set Asides; Fee Waivers for Affordable Housing; the new Engage PT website; the City’s Strategic Plan; and Fort Worden PDA oversight.

Nature Now #509
Springtime in the Quimper Corridor

(Airdate: April 7, 2021) Celebrate Port Townsend’s natural treasure, the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, with Nan Evans. Nan and her guests take listeners on a virtual field trip looking for the first signs of spring. Special guests are Sarah Spaeth, Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships with the Jefferson Land Trust; and local naturalists Wendy Feltham, Geoff Hammerson, and Chloe Lampert. (Pre-recorded as part of the Jefferson Land Trust Conservation Breakfast in March 2021)

Students for Sustainability Take Action

(Airdate: April 6, 2021) This student-led organization is dedicated to taking action to mitigate climate change not only at the local level, but also advocate for changes at community and state levels. These students have pressed legislative changes such as the straw ban and have presented their work to aspiring Washington state middle school students also committed to protecting the environment. Listen in as co-presidents Lochlan Krupa and Hailey Gallagher, discuss with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can their legislative efforts towards an “idling ban” as well as their plans for a demonstration native garden. Join us!

Everybody Can airs alternate weeks on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in the noon hour.

#174 Summer Races Are On

(Airdate: April 6, 2021) DANIEL EVANS: BOSS SAYS SUMMER RACES ARE ON! Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Daniel Evans, Race Boss for the Northwest Maritime Center. It looks like our beloved R2AK (Race to Alaska) is cancelled again due to the pandemic. But here’s the good news: two other summer races look like they are happening! The Seventy/48, the human-powered race between Tacoma and Port Townsend, will start on June 4. That’s 70 miles in 48 hours. And there’s a new race too. The Washington/360 will cover 360 miles of all Washington state waters in an engine-less race. Right now its unclear how much on-shore partying will happen around the races. But the Maritime Center has an elaborate online system where you can track the boats (and Stand-up Paddle boards) in real time, 24/7.

County Public Health Report ~ 4/05

Today, April 5, Jefferson County Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke shared his assessment of the pandemic in Jefferson County and answered questions submitted by KPTZ listeners. Department of Emergency Management Director Willie Bence also gave an update on current Emergency Operations actions, in light of the most recent developments.

Click here to read complete notes on today’s briefings

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing contactus@kptz.org. Note: The weekly deadline for these to be submitted is on Fridays at noon, to be answered at the following Monday’s BOCC meeting.

Shelly Leavens and Carol Swarbrick Dries

(Airdate: March 29, 2021) Phil Andrus interviews Shelly Leavens of the Jefferson County Historical Society and Carol Swarbrick Dries, talking about the “Lillian Carter” movie.

Compass for 4/03/21

As Jefferson County leads the state of Washington in the rush to get vaccinated against COVID-19, it is clear that there is a widespread urge to get back to the kind of normal where we can all once again mingle freely, perhaps imbibe some brew, and maybe even talk about old times. In honor of that sentiment, this week on the Compass we bring back a show first aired on April 15, 2013, about a gathering organized at that time to reminisce about Port Townsend’s legendary Town Tavern of the 1970s.

Community Tides ~ 4/02

On this edition of Community Tides, Chris Bricker and Siobhan speak with Deisy Bach, Vice President of the Jefferson County Food Bank Association, and John Cantlon, President of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul for East Jefferson County. The COVID Response and Recovery Fund and its community donors have had a profound impact for families and individuals in need here in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Food Bank and Saint Vincent’s are just two of the organizations that the Fund has helped in so many ways during the Pandemic year to address the short-term and long-term needs of our neighbors. Deisy and John relate their experiences when Pandemic hit, and talk about how the Fund helped them respond effectively and compassionately during these difficult months. Siobhan explains how listeners can continue to donate to the COVID Fund.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/01

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by City Councilmember Amy Howard. Topics discussed included – Housing Policy; Considerations in becoming a City Councilmember; Looking forward to pandemic next steps; The need to discuss Councilmember compensation.

Puget Sound Pilots

(First airdate: March 31, 2021) For over 150 years, the Puget Sound Pilots have been guiding the largest ships in the world through our waters and safely to the dock.  Their expertise has produced an unparalleled safety record of more than 200,000 sailings over the last 25 years without a major incident. Join us as host MaryAnn Wagner interviews Captain Eric von Brandenfels to find out how the Puget Sound Pilots do their important work and what it takes to be a Pilot. 

Mill Stories: In Their Own Words

Shelly Leavens, Jefferson County Historical Society Executive Director narrates this one-hour program featuring curated oral histories from the Port Townsend Paper Mill. This program was presented by KPTZ on March 30, 2021, in collaboration with the Jefferson County Historical Society.

Booklovers’ Cafe – Jacqueline Winspear, part 1

(First airdate: March 30, 2021) This month host Cris Wilson is pleased to speak with Jacqueline Winspear, author of the New York Times best-selling series, Maisie Dobbs. Originally from England, Jacqueline has been visiting our area. In Part One of the interview, Cris and Jackie talk about the memoir published in November of 2020, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing. Fans of Maisie Dobbs will appreciate the warmth, humor and unflinching honesty of this account that embraces three generations of Winspear’s family history. The reader will certainly understand the importance of real place, time, and characters that Winspear brings to life in her novels.

County Public Health Report ~ 3/29

Today, March 29, Jefferson County Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke shared his assessment of the pandemic in Jefferson County and answered questions submitted by KPTZ listeners. Department of Emergency Management Director Willie Bence also gave an update on current Emergency Operations actions, in light of the most recent developments.

Click here to read complete notes on today’s briefings

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing contactus@kptz.org. Note: The weekly deadline for these to be submitted is on Fridays at noon, to be answered at the following Monday’s BOCC meeting.

Compass for 3/27/21

The Ground Zero Center for Non-Violent Action borders the Navy’s Trident submarine base at Bangor. In August of 2019, KPTZ attended the Buddhist ground purification ceremony for a soon-to-be-built Peace Pagoda at the Center. And it was there that we encountered two of the many extraordinary individuals in attendance.

  • Jim Douglas, former Theology professor, who along with his wife, Shelley, was part of a group of non-violent activists in the Northwest that formed the Pacific Life Community in 1975. Later, he and Shelley became co-founders of the Ground Zero Center in Poulsbo.
  • Gilberto Perez grew up in the streets of Spanish Harlem. His personal journey took him along open paths of discovery across this country as our nation rocked from the turbulent but enlightening times of the ‘60’s and ‘70s. Eventually Gilberto became a Monk of the Nipponzan Myohoji Dojo on Bainbridge Island.

These are their stories…

KPTZ’s Through Science to Health ~ 3/26

Through Science to Health programming celebrates its one year anniversary today with KPTZ host,Chris Bricker and co-host Lynn Sorensen, RN. Lynn commemorated the anniversary by reading the poem titled Pandemic by the Rev. Lynn Unger written in March 2020. Lynn had read this poem on the very first Through Science to Health show on March 20, 2020.

Chris and Lynn spoke of the numbers nationally and locally; the number of cases, deaths, vaccinated, and the array of metrics used by the state for the Roadmap to Recovery, Phase 3. Chris gave the phone numbers to the state’s help line for vaccination appointments: 800-525-0127 and 888-856-5816. Locally, the Dept. of Emergency Management call center staffed by volunteers can also be called for help finding a vaccination appointment: 360-344-9791. Click here for information about the DEM/PH vaccination clinic at Chimacum High School campus on weekends.