County Connections

(Airdate: July 19, 2024) This week Jim Burke and co-host Jefferson County Commissioner Greg Brotherton talk about some ongoing issues around the county and dovetail discussions with a limited playlist. Topics include: The Pool, LTAC (Lodging Tax Advisory Committee), Housing, and the Community Fire Protection Plan,

Brewocracy Now ~ 7/18/24

KPTZ’s Taylor Clark and co-host John Mauro were joined by Port Townsend Mayor David Faber. We spoke about the golf park, the city council’s upcoming strategic planning meeting, the upcoming comp plan gala (Monday at 5pm at the Cotton Building) and the effort to choose an additional city council member. Madeline Bartos Mauro also joined us and talked about the library summer reading program.

A Lens on the Local: Jefferson County Beacon

(Airdate: July 18, 2024) Nhatt Nichols and Derek Firenze, co-founders of the Jefferson County Beacon joins host Missy Nielsen to discuss this nonprofit news outlet- a digital news resource  “managed by a board of your friends and neighbors”. The Beacon strives to provide a beacon of independent news, dedicated to impartiality and freedom from undue influence in reporting local news.

#680 Pigeon Guillemot Survey, part 1

(Reprise Airdate: July 17, 2024) Dr. Brenda Johnson is the leader of the East Jefferson Pigeon Guillemot Breeding Survey which is part of the Salish Sea Guillemot Network. This network is a community science project that monitors breeding colonies of Pigeon Guillemots, an endemic seabird. Join Jackie Canterbury as she discusses the project with Dr. Brenda Johnson who will share reflections about this seabird and what we can learn about the birds’ role in a healthy coastal ecosystem.

Jonathan Evison and Lawn Boy

(Airdate: July 15, 2024) This week on Attention Please! we have a special show. Jim Burke is joined by co-host, DJ Christine and they interview NY Times bes-selling author Jonathan Evison, who talks about his banned book Lawn Boy and the Centrum Writers Workshops at Fort Worden, where he is teaching this week; and his rescue of a bear cub.

Our Working Waterfront ~ 7/14/24

Left Coast Charters is a small family business that offers a unique and intimate experience aboard the traditional catboat Katie M. Captains Erik Brown and his wife and business partner, Alyce Flanagan, are at the helm, and they love meeting and interacting with their clients. Sharing their knowledge and experiences of sailing and the sea is what they love to do!

County Connections

(Airdate: July 12, 2024) Co-hosts Jim Burke and Commissioner Greg Brotherton welcome Gary Keister, Executive Director of Bayside Housing and Services. Bayside has contracted with the County and the American Legion to take over management of the emergency shelter there, As the responsibilities for Bayside increase so does the need for support from the community, Goto to find out more.

LWV Forum State Representative Pos. 1

(Airdate: July 9, 2024) This League of Women Voters forum is for five candidates for Representative Position 1, in the August 6, 2024 primary election. The candidates are Adam Bernbaum, Eric Pickens, Matt Roberson, and Nate Tyler. JR Steifel was not in attendance.

Brewocracy Now ~ 7/11/24

KPTZ’s Taylor Clark and co-host John Mauro were joined by Director of Planning and Community Development Emma Bolin and they talked about some events related to the Comprehensive Plan update. There will be a planning ‘studio’ event Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday July 22-24 at the Cotton Building. More information is available at

#679 Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants, part 1

(Airdate: July 10, 2024) Please join us on a field trip to explore the world of wild edible and medicinal plants! Debaran Kelso hosts this edition of Nature Now, as we are invited to the wild gardens of herbalist Nancy Slick to speak about some of her favorite medicinal plants. Part 1 of a two part program.