Emergency Prep

KPTZ’s 2019 ShakeOut Drill Broadcast

On October 17, 2019 at 10:17am, KPTZ took part in the national Great ShakeOut Drill. At that time, we began an informative special broadcast presentation on what to expect, and what to do, in the event of a major disaster in our area. KPTZ’s News reporter David Cunningham was in the air studio with station News Director Steve Evans and Rita Kepner, all representatives of KPTZ’s Emergency Response Team. They were joined by Barney Burke, KPTZ Emergency Team Lead, and other team members who participated in the Drill from the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center.

You can stream KPTZ’s 2019 ShakeOut Drill Special Broadcast here:

Nature Now #433
Lucas Hart, Part 2

(First airdate: October 16, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso talks with Lucas Hart, Director of the NW Straits Commission, on their current projects. This is Part 2 of a two-part program;  Part 1 aired last month.

AARP Tax Aid Program

(First airdate: October 15, 2019) Yvonne Starkey of the AARP Tax-Aide Program dispels the misperceptions of becoming a volunteer tax aide volunteer. Filing a tax return can be daunting to many of us and these folks are here to help. This organization offers an extensive IRS course in December and January to those interested in becoming a certified a tax aide volunteer. Tune in to Everybody Can to learn more.

Molly Tinsley

(First airdate: October 15, 2019) Host Sheila Bender visits via phone with Oregon author Molly Tinsley to learn about her new novel Things Too Big to Name, and to gain insight into her long writing career.

League of Women Voters Forum #2

(Airdate: October 14, 2019) KPTZ broadcasts the candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women – Port Townsend, the second of which was held Thursday October 10 at the Port Townsend Community Center. The second of the three candidate forums features challenger Monica MickHager who seeks to unseat incumbent Deborah Stinson in the race for Port Townsend City Council Position 3. In full disclosure, KPTZ wishes to make known that candidate Monica MickHager is a current member of KPTZ Radio Port Townsend’s Board of Directors.  

Compass for the Week of 10/14/2019

This week on the Compass we talk with Tibetan filmmaker Tenzing Sonam about the tragic plight of his people and homeland under Chinese occupation, and the wrenching feature film on the subject titled The Sweet Requiem he and his producing partner and wife Ritu Sarin recently brought to the Rose Theater.

Port Commission District 1 Race

On the October 11, 2019 Tossed Salad show, host Phil Andrus discusses current issues with Port Commission District 1 candidates Chuck Fauls and Pam Petranek.

Port Commission District 1 Race

On the October 11, 2019 Tossed Salad show, host Phil Andrus discusses current issues with Port Commission District 1 candidates Chuck Fauls and Pam Petranek.

Nature Now #432
Alex Gagnon

(First airdate: October 8, 2019) Host Nan Evans talks with Alex Gagnon, UW Chemical Oeanographer about Coral Reefs.

#143 Ian Jablonski, Water Resources Mgr.

(First airdate: October 8, 2019) IAN JABLONSKI: GUARDIAN OF THE WATER WORKS. Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Ian Jablonski, Water Resources Manager of the City of Port Townsend. Climate change is making us all think more about the earth’s resources. Even though we live in the so-called “Emerald State” we are not immune to water shortages. The summer of 2015 brought us every close to real problems. Ian and his team are responsible for making sure that the water that’s piped to us from the Big & Little Quilcine Rivers is pure and safe for drinking. Water-borne pathogens have killed in other parts of the country. He explains the elaborate system for making our water safe.

League of Women Voters Forum #1

(Airdate: October 7, 2019) KPTZ broadcasts the candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women-Port Townsend, which was held Tuesday October 1 at the Port Townsend Community Center. For the first of the three candidate forums intended to inform voters about candidates running in November election local races, Chuck Fauls and Pam Petranek, Port Commission District 1 are featured.

Compass for the Week of 10/07/2019

This week on the Compass, in a reprise of a program originally aired in March of 2014, we take you on a guided tour through the mists of Port Townsend’s past on a visit to some of its most rarely seen hidden corners. (The Historical Walking Tour of downtown PT as part of the Victorian Festival, including a walk through the long-empty upper stories of the Hastings Building with Hastings descendant Heather Dudley-Nollette.)

Safety at Sea

(First airdate: October 3, 2019) Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Both commercial fishermen and recreational boaters need to know how to respond when the unexpected happens at sea. Coastal Café shows us the skills needed when on a vessel, safety training opportunities and how the U.S. Coast Guard works to prevent accidents from happening. 

Nature Now #431
Declining Bird Populations

(First airdate: October 2, 2019) Responding to a new report on declining bird populations, Christie Lassen and Nature Now host Mary Robson discuss some local occurrences and ideas for helping bird habitat.

Seattle Angels in Jefferson County

(First airdate: October 1, 2019) The Jefferson County branch of The Seattle Angels’ mission is to walk alongside the children and their caretakers in the foster care system. On this episode of Everybody Can, Missy Nielsen talks with Jefferson County Branch leader Morgan Hanna and Beau Ohlgren about opportunities to support those in foster care as well as those working in foster care. Listen in to learn about the impact of Love Boxes and more.

Marilyn Stablein

(First airdate: October 1, 2019) Host Sheila Bender talks with Portland poet and book artist Marilyn Stablein about her poetry and the inspiration for her book art.

Compass for the Week of 9/30/2019

This week on the Compass, we reveal why Anna and Peter Quinn sold the Writers Workshop and Imprint Bookstore. And we get some very personal insights about the successful novel that Anna wrote. And we find out what lies ahead for the Quinns.

PT Film Festival 2019 #10

(First airdate: September 25, 2019) KPTZ’s Al Bergstein speaks with Rocky Friedman and Ward Serrill, producer and director of the documentary film The Bowmakers. The film debuts at The Rose on Friday, September 27.

PT Film Festival 2019 #9

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Buzzy Donahue and Charlie Bermant speak with Cindy Meel, director of the feature documentary The Dog Doc.

PT Film Festival 2019 #8

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and Lily Haight speak in depth with Ernie Stevens of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit about the screening of the feature documentary Ernie & Joe and the special panel at Saturday’s screening.

PT Film Festival 2019 #7

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant and Buzzy Donahue talk with director Shaz Bennett about her feature narrative Alaska is a Drag.

PT Film Festival 2019 #6

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant and Buzzy Donahue speak with Frosty Myers and Debra Arch Myers, producers of the feature documentary The Art & Times of Frosty Myers.

PT Film Festival 2019 #5

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Buzzy Donahue and Charlie Bermant interview Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of the memoir Wild, and her husband Brian Lindstrom about their short film feature We Are Forbidden.

PT Film Festival 2019 #4

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Lily Haight speaks with Michael Barnett, director, and Mack Beggs, subject of the feature documentary Changing the Game.

PT Film Festival 2019 #3

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Chris Bricker interviews Ward Serrill and Rocky Friedman, producers of the documentary film The Bowmakers.

Nature Now #430
Intertidal Citizen Science Project

(Reprise airdate: September 25, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Betsy Carlson, Citizen Science Coordinator at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and Michael Siddel, Americorps volunteer and the Citizen Science Lab Educator, about the ongoing efforts of citizen scientists to learn more about the intertidal habitats along our shores.