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Compass for the Week of September 18, 2017

Over more than 45 years of cruising with her husband Larry, Lin Pardey has possibly logged more hours at sea than anyone else alive, and also probably done more to document those experiences in books, articles, and videotapes than any other. Pardey came all the way from her home in New Zealand to be at the 41st Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, where we interviewed her live during the four-hour remote broadcast from the Festival of Phil Andrus’s Tossed Salad on Friday afternoon. This week on the Compass, we bring you a lightly edited version of that live interview.

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #3

(First airdate: September 13, 2017) Host Marcia Perlstein discusses Light of the Moon (a film about sexual assault and the aftereffects), and also interviews Chris McFaul, Festival tech manager.

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#95 Teresa Hoffman

(First airdate: September 12, 2017) Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Teresa Hoffman, owner of the Port Townsend Athletic Club. She didn’t set out to own a fitness club. But thanks to hard work, determination and a couple of angel investors, she’s built the Athletic Club into a healthy and growing business. This mother of five spends part of her “off” time tending to eleven horses with her youngest daughter.

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #2

(First airdate: September 12, 2017) Host Larry Stein discusses the films Angry Inuk (about Inuit culture and seal hunting) and Bending the Arc (about global health activism by Partners in Health).

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #1

(First airdate: September 11, 2017) Host Marcia Perlstein discusses the films Good Fortune and Pulitzer at 100.

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Kinetic Sculpture Race 2017

(First airdate: September 19, 2017) It’s Kosmic Kinetic time! Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey talks with Janet Emery, President of the Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race. Lots of volunteers are needed – from passing out water bottles to participating in the safety flotilla on the water. This is a great weekend of creativity, craziness and community.

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Compass for the Week of September 11, 2017

This week on the Compass, we talk with KPTZ Board President and General Manager Robert Ambrose about his past and the future of the station under his direction, and then we talk with the saviors of what is almost undoubtedly the world’s oldest surviving luxury yacht, which was recently in Port Townsend for repairs.

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In Conversation – Patrick Jennings

(first aired September 5, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks in studio with Port Townsend children and young adult writer Patrick Jennings about writing his picture books, chapter books and novels.

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Nature Now #327 Sea Stars & Citizen Science

(first aired September 6, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks in studio with Howard Teas and John Conley to update sea star wasting information, and also speaks with her guests about citizen science work. Closing music is “So Many Stars,” performed by Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66.

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Holly J. Hughes

(First airdate: September 6, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Holly J. Hughes and shares poems from her book, Beyond Forgetting : Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease. Books and Resource information at hollyjhughes.com.

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UGN Fall Campaign 2017

(First airdate: September 5, 2017) For this Everybody Can episode, Missy Nielsen interviews Debi Steele of Jefferson Community Foundation and United Good Neighbors. Debi lends oversight to the annual Day of Caring, a community opportunity to plug into a project for the day and also shares her history as a lifelong volunteer.

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Quilcene Fair

(First airdate: August 22, 2017) For this Everybody Can episode, Greg Brotherton and Linda Lindquist of the Quilcene Fair join Sheila Ramsey to bring news of the upcoming Quilcene Fair. The pancake breakfast, parade, midway, arts and crafts and much more. Lots of opportunities to volunteer for the two-day community party.

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Compass for the Week of September 4, 2017

In the wake of a catastrophic collapse of a commercial in-water net pen that released hundreds of thousands of non-native Atlantic Salmon into the Salish Sea even as Cooke Aquaculture, the owner of the facility, is looking to expand a similar facility on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, KPTZ Compass this week takes a look back to a 2013 story we did about the devastating effect such fish farms have had on British Columbian wild salmon stocks, even without massive accidental releases.

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Nature Now #326 Writing a Guidebook

(first aired August 30, 2017). Host Mary Robson talks to local resident Craig Weir about planning and creating a field guide for hikers looking for lichen, mosses and ferns. Closing music is “The Dancing Bear,” performed by Natalie Merchant.

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#94 Michael Hale

(First airdate: August 29, 2017) Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews the popular Port Townsend artist Michael Hale. Michael’s paintings have served as posters for several Wooden Boat Festivals and the Uptown Street Fair. He has also published a fantasy book. But he’s perhaps best known for his Port Townsend Portfolio, a series of paintings that captures the soft colors of early morning light on the street of Port Townsend. Michael has given KPTZ permission to use one image – “Rainy Morning on Water Street” – to represent Our Town on our web site.

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Compass for the Week of August 28, 2017

This week on the Compass, Jefferson County environmental health specialist Anna Bachman tells us step by step how her anti-war activism led her to become the principal editor of the most comprehensive work ever published on Iraq’s biodiversity, and to help found Waterkeepers Iraq.

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In Conversation – Rex Rice

(first aired August 22, 2017). Host Sheila Bender welcomes musician Rex Rice to the KPTZ studio and discusses his writing habit and need to use humor to figure out what he can’t understand.

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Nature Now #325 Impacts of the Solar Eclipse on the Tides

(first aired August 23, 2017). Host Nan Evans hosts a timely interview with frequent guest Jonathan White, author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, and discusses the effect of the solar eclipse on the tides in our area.

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Compass for the Week of August 21, 2017

This week on the Compass, local activists rise to meet the threat of a seven-fold increase in oil tanker traffic on the Salish Sea; KPTZ reporter Jack Pokorny covers a Port Townsend protest of President Trump’s threats to the Dreamers Act; and then we revisit a program from late last year about the Ecumenical Helping Hands Organization, or ECHHO, which provides everything from wheelchairs to free chauffer services for the handicapped in Jefferson County.

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Nature Now #324 Lichen Looking

(first aired August 16, 2017). Host Mary Robson interviews lichen expert Craig Weir and discusses those odd bits you see everywhere. Closing music is “Eclipse,” performed by Pink Floyd.

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#93 Steve Bergstrom of Bergstrom’s Sewing Machines

(First airdate: August 15, 2017) THE SECRETS OF SEWING FROM STEVE BERGSTROM. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Steve Bergstrom, the owner of Bergstrom’s Sewing Machines. It’s a traditional business that has helped several generations of Jeffersonians. Steve includes a lesson with every sewing machine and he’s always there if you need a little consultation about your quilt, or your tutu for that matter.

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Compass for the Week of August 14, 2017

KPTZ reporter Chris Bricker visits a prairie buffalo herd that’s been brought back from the brink of extinction and chats with Blackfeet Tribal Business Council Secretary Tyson Running Wolf in the second installment of his series of reports on the New Old Time Chautauqua’s working visit to the Native American Blackfoot Confederacy. Then KPTZ reporter Jack Pokorny takes us on board the Committee Boat for the Thunderbird World Series.

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In Conversation – Linda Robertson

(first aired August 8, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews Port Townsend poet and Methow Valley transplant Linda Robertson about coming to poetry in an isolated location and her current writing and dedication.

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Nature Now #323 Bees & Biodiversity – Part 2 (repeat)

(first aired August 9, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso revisits bees and biodiversity with this re-broadcast of a February, 2016 interview with Dr. Jerry Freilich, former Research Coordinator of the Olympic National Park. Closing music is “Hair,” performed by the Cowsills.

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Compass for the Week of August 7, 2017

Earlier this summer, Port Townsend’s New Old Time Chautauqua took their show on the road deep into Indian Country, visiting the Blackfeet Nation in Browning Montana and beyond. Intrepid KPTZ reporter Chris Bricker was along for the ride, and this week on the Compass we bring you the first of several reports he made on the journey.

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Quilcene Community Boat Project

(First airdate: August 8, 2017) For this Everybody Can episode, Sheila Ramsey interviews Workshop Manager and Pastoral Support person Simon de Voil, who brings us news of the exciting upcoming boat project for high schoolers in Quilcene. The workshop portion of this new project is looking for mentors who have experience with tools, boat building, and woodworking in general. This is a satellite project of the Community Boat Project in Port Hadlock.

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