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Kippi Waters

(First airdate: November 16, 2017) Pleasures and Treasurers host Marcia Perlstein interviews Kippi Waters, founding member and administrator of Peninsula Homecare Cooperative, in Port Townsend. Kippi describes the services, mentoring and training as well as the spirit of compassionate and professional care.

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Tri Area Annual Holiday Meals

It’s the holiday season and time for the TriArea Thanksgiving Dinner preparation. Guest Rita Hubbard joins Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey to share what’s new this year, and the many ways you can be a part of this Jefferson County tradition. You can serve, bus tables, clean up, and have one of the happiest holidays you’ll ever have – whether eating or serving!

      Everybody Can #1720 Thanksgiving Dinner Rita Hubbard
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Nature Now #335 Salmon, Humans and the Salish Sea

(first aired November 8, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks via phone with Jill Rolland, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey Western Fisheries Research Center. The discussion covers salmon and the science surrounding salmon restoration in Puget Sound. Closing music is “It’s Your World,” performed by Leftover Salmon.

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Compass for the Week of November 13, 2017

This week on the Compass we bring you two more presentations from the Economics of Happiness Conference held at Fort Worden Oct. 27-29, a weekend-long event that brought together some of the world’s most prominent thinkers, writers, and activists in the sustainability and localization movements to “discuss, discover, and devise better systems for now and the future,” as the event’s website puts it. We will hear from Community Sourced Capital co-founder Rachel Maxwell, and organic farming and urban agriculture pioneer Michael Ableman, who were both on hand to lead workshops at the conference.

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You can view other talks from the conference HERE.

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Presentations from Economics of Happiness Conference

(October 27-29, 2017) Some of the most prominent thinkers, writers, and activists in the sustainability and localization movements came together at Fort Worden’s Lifelong Learning Center on the weekend of October 27-29, 2017 to “discuss, discover, and devise better systems for now and the future”, as the conference’s website puts it.

The Economics of Happiness Conference was organized by local activist Karen Wyeth and others from the Local 20/20 organization, but took its name from the film of the same name, produced by the Swedish visionary Helena Norberg-Hodge’s group Local Futures, which has hosted similar conferences around the nation and the world. Norberg-Hodge was among the speakers, as were Yes! Magazine co-founders David Korten and Sarah Van Gelder, Post-Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg, organic farming and urban agriculture pioneer Michael Ableman, Happiness Alliance communications officer and Affluenza filmmaker and co-author John de Graaf, local food movement pioneer Judy Wicks (founder of Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Café), Community Sourced Capital co-founder Rachel Maxwell, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Thought in Education John Lupinacci, best-seller Your Money or Your Life author Vicki Robin, and UW Center for Communication and Civic Engagement Rethinking Prosperity project manager Deric Gruen.

KPTZ News Director Steve Evans recorded many of the presentations during the weekend, and KPTZ is making them available here in the hope that listening will provide inspiration to our listeners to also help “discuss, discover, and devise better systems for now and the future,” as the conference’s website put it.

1. Envisioning the Future, with Helena Norberg-Hodge, Richard Heinberg, David Korten, and Sarah van Gelder

      

2. Envisioning the Future: Q&ampA

      

3. Song by Lawrence Cole, “Localization is Bubbling Up”

      

4. Richard Heinberg: From GDP to GNH

      

5. John de Graaf: From GDP to GNH

      

6. Rachel Maxwell: From GDP to GNH

      

7. John Lupinacci: From GDP to GNH

      

8. Q&A from GDP to GNH

      

9. Judy Wicks: The Bigger Picture

      

10. Helena Norberg-Hodge: The Bigger Picture

      

11. Sarah van Gelder: The Bigger Picture

      

12. Deric Gruen & John de Graaf: Rethinking Prosperity

      

13. Peter Lumsdaine: Rethinking Prosperity

      

14. David Korten: Rethinking Prosperity

      

15. Brandy Gallagher: Going Local

      

16. Deric Gruen: Going Local

      

17. Michael Ableman: Going Local

      

18. Vicki Robin: Going Local

      

19. Q&A from Going Local

      
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Economics of Happiness Conference

(October 27-29, 2017) Some of the most prominent thinkers, writers, and activists in the sustainability and localization movements came together at Fort Worden’s Lifelong Learning Center on the weekend of October 27-29, 2017 to “discuss, discover, and devise better systems for now and the future”, as the conference’s website puts it.
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Langdon Cook

(First airdate: November 2017) Author and lecturer Langdon Cook talks with Booklovers’ Cafe host Cris Wilson about his newest book, Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon From River to Table. Langdon takes us on a journey up and down the Pacific coast to meet the charismatic people whose lives are led by the fish that we all follow.

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Compass for the Week of November 6, 2017

When Yes! Magazine co-founder Sarah Van Gelder polled the 250 attendees at the Economics of Happiness Conference held recently at Fort Worden on the question of whether they thought the transition to a sustainable economy would be rough or smooth, only one hand went up for “smooth”. Everyone else expected a pretty rough road ahead. Which is probably the reason they were all there for the weekend-long event that brought together some of the world’s most prominent thinkers, writers, and activists in the sustainability and localization movements to “discuss, discover, and devise better systems for now and the future”, as the event’s website put it.

The conference was organized by local activists including Karen Wyeth and Local 20/20 co-founder Judith Alexander, with major support from Swedish visionary Helena Norberg Hodge’s organization Local Futures, which has hosted a number of other Economics of Happiness conferences around the world, including in the U.S., India, Australia, Italy, and South Korea.

Along with Van Gelder, Yes! Magazine co-founder David Korten, and Post-Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg, Norberg Hodge anchored the keynote panel on the first evening of the conference. This week on the Compass we bring you highlights of that keynote panel.

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Check KPTZ Specials for the complete conference proceedings.

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In Conversation – Marcia Breece

(first aired October 31, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks to Port Townsend resident Marcia Breece about her writing and her work as a book publishing consultant.

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Nature Now #334 Invasive Plants

(first aired November 1, 2017). Paul Ruben debuts as a Nature Now host and interviews Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Assistant Malloree Weinheimer to learn about noxious plant species in our area and how to control them. Closing music is “Weeds,” performed by Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots.

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Denise Winters

Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein interviews Denise Winters, Executive Artistic Director of Key City Public Theatre. Denise rolls out the coming 2018 season and casts light on all things Key City.

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Compass for the Week of October 30, 2017

In a reprise of a Halloween special from four years ago, we talk with a former police detective who not only claims to have seen Bigfoot twice, but who also helped supply evidence to prove the existence of the elusive creatures that most believe to be only a myth.

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#98 Sam Lillie

(First airdate: October 24, 2017) HYPERLOCAL FOODIE ALERT: FROM YOUR GARDEN TO MY TABLE. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Sam Lillie, the founder of Vinder, a company that takes the ‘farm to table’ movement right down to the basics. Type your zip code into the web site (www.veggievinder.com) to find out who is growing what in your neighborhood. Cherries, tomatoes, kale – it’s all there. You can pay via Paypal. Then you can either get things delivered or pick them up right in the backyard. Sometimes you can watch the owner/grower pick the produce right in front of you. And, of course, she/he could share some gardening tips. This is really fresh and really, really local.

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Ellen Bonjorno – The Exit Interview

(First airdate: October 17, 2017) Treasured KPTZ host Marcia Perlstein shares a poignant farewell in this interview with DJ Ellen Bonjorno, along with Ellen’s lifelong friend Dale Klein, a longtime resident of Port Townsend. Ellen relocated to the Big Apple during October. Note: Ellen’s Sing It, Sister! programs are being reprised on the 91.9 airwaves every Friday night from 7 to 8pm.

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In Conversation – Pamela Dionne

(first aired October 17, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Port Townsend resident Pamela Dionne about her recent fiction and her current experience in the Goddard low-residency MFA program.

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Nature Now #333 Drones and Wildlife Research (repeat)

(first aired October 18, 2017. Repeat of show that aired October, 2016)
Host Debaran Kelso conducts a phone interview with Dr. Fred Sharpe in Alaska, and discusses his work with humpback whales that includes the use of drones to obtain samples for analysis.

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Compass for the Week of October 16, 2017

This Thursday, October 19, at precisely 10/19 in the morning it’s going to happen: The Great Shake-out Drill. Yes, it will be 10:19 on 10/19 when KPTZ will ask listeners to duck, cover, and hold, and in general to participate in a practice session to prepare for a major earthquake disaster. In this week’s Compass, we talk with KPTZ Emergency Preparedness Advisor Rita Kepner about what is entailed in preparing for the worst.

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Nature Now #332 The Ocean

(first aired October 11, 2017). Guest host Ken Wilson welcomes back environmental educator Bob Steelquist to talk about the many facets of the ocean.

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Anchee Min

(First airdate: October 11, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Anchee Min, Jefferson County Library’s 2017 Huntingford Lecture author. Min talks about her life growing up during the Maoist years in Red Azalea, and about her immigrant experience in her newest book The Cooked Seed.

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#97 Bob Saring

(First airdate: October 10, 2017) TAPS & FOLDED FLAGS: HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Bob Saring, the Captain of the Honor Guard for Port Townsend’s American Legion Post. The Legion’s contributions to the community are many: scholarships, the homeless shelter, and a veterans assistance program that covers everything from filling out paperwork to providing funds for an operation for a disabled vet’s service dog. Then there’s the Honor Guard. It will come to any vet’s memorial service to play taps and deliver a folded American flag to the grieving family. Not many people realize that you don’t have to be a member of the Legion for this free memorial. It’s for all honorably discharged vets.

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Compass for the Week of October 9, 2017

This week on the Compass we talk with the executive director of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics about a lawsuit they have lodged against the U.S. Forest Service for improperly permitting the Olympic National Forest to be used by the Navy as a training ground for electronic warfare. And then we talk with a direct descendant of the legendary S’Klallam chief Chetzemoka about his legacy.

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Nature Now #331 Interesting Creatures

(first aired October 4, 2017). Guest host Ken Wilson welcomes to the studio environmental educator, writer, photographer and naturalist Bob Steelquist to discuss interesting creatures and other features in our environment.

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In Conversation – Jim Bertolino

(first aired October 3, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks via phone with long-time NW poet and Bellingham resident Jim Bertolino about his life in poetry.

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Bazaar Girls – an update

(First airdate: October 5, 2017) Pleasures and Treasures host Marcia Perlstein visits with the owners of Bazaar Girls, Kerri and Numaka, and gets an update on new offerings and classes available through this popular local yarn, knitting and fiber arts store.

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Julie Christine Johnson

(First airdate: October 4, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Julie Christine Johnson, award-winning author of the novels In Another Life and The Crows of Beara. You can learn more about her at juliechristinejohnson.com.

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RSVP Food Bank

(First airdate: October 3, 2017) Jane Covella, Program Manager of the RSVP Program at OlyCap talks with Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey to share volunteer opportunities available in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Joining them is longtime Port Townsnd Food Bank volunteer, Leslie Sweeney. Leslie shares the history of the food bank and the rewards and benefits of volunteering in our community.

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