Compass

KPTZ Special Compass Report for 10/15/2018

We speak with Jeff Selby of the Peninsula Trails Coalition, who tells us about and event called Townsend Travel Tales. It’s yet another step toward completion of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a remarkable, 130-mile bike path that starts at the Port Townsend boat haven and ends on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

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Compass for the Week of 10/08/2018

On this week’s Compass KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Washington State representative District 24 hopefuls Mike Chapman and Jodi Wilke. Aired live on October 8, this is the second of a series of three live candidate interviews.

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Compass for the Week of 10/01/2018

On this week’s Compass, KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 hopefuls Greg Brotherton and Jon Cooke. Recorded live on October 1, this is the first of a series of three live candidate interviews.

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Compass for the Week of 9/24/2018

This week on the Compass: In the afterglow of the Port Townsend Film Festival, we revisit our interview with a local philosopher about his lecture entitled “Seriously Funny: Humor, Film and Philosophy.”

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Compass for the Week of 9/17/2018

This week on the Compass, a meditation teacher says our hearts can actually think and feel; a geologist finds stories in stone buildings throughout Seattle and Port Townsend; and we talk with a doctor who says the biggest selling pharmaceutical of all time may actually be bad for you.

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Compass for the Week of 9/10/2018

This week on the Compass, as we approach National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a Port Townsend woman who was diagnosed with the disease undergoes an experimental treatment, and allows us to follow her every step of the way.

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Compass for the Week of 9/03/2018

This week on the Compass, we catch up with a Port Ludlow couple who left home five months ago to hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail; they’re finally back home, and they have a story to tell.

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Compass for the Week of 8/27/2018

This week on the Compass, the man who talks to the animals talks to you. And the Women in Black, who usually refuse to say anything, also talk. And we hear the story of a train leading to a horseracing track that few people know existed in Port Townsend over 100 years ago.

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Compass for the Week of 8/20/2018

This week on the Compass, we speak with Nathan and Tara Lee, the husband-and-wife team behind Friday Feature Productions, a Southern California film, television, and commercial production company. They came to visit family in Port Townsend, won a special prize at the Jefferson County Fair, and are about to release their next major motion picture.

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Compass for 8/13/2018

This week on the Compass, we go back to a July 2015 show where Chris Bricker speaks with experts about kayak safety in a program prompted by the deaths of Jacob Austin and Mandi Walkley, who were among seven members of a Tumwater church group who went kayaking off the Dungeness Spit when high winds and high seas capsized their boats, plunging them into the 48-degree water.

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Compass for the Week of 8/06/2018

This week on the Compass, we take you inside the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center with its new director, and he explains why the EOC is like a WalMart for you, your neighbors and all the various emergency responders.

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Compass for the Week of 7/30/2018

This week on the Compass, our own Chris Bricker travels with performers and musicians of the New Old Time Chatauqua as they join with Washington State Parks and Pacific Northwest native tribes to preserve the local Indian stories and heritage.

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Compass for the Week of 7/23/2018

This week on the Compass, we hear about how the lifeblood of this community – its marine trade – is being threatened. We also learn how this affects everybody within the sound of my voice, whether you’re connected to the marine trades or not. And then we listen to experts explain what they intend to do about it.

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Compass for the Week of 7/16/2018

This week on the Compass, we take you inside the nearly 100-year-old structure that was once the Beaver Valley General Store and meet the people who have turned it into a new and very sweet place … literally.

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Compass for the Week of 7/09/18

This week on the Compass, we talk with volunteer firefighters who want YOU to join them in saving lives and property. Ever thought about being a volunteer firefighter? Regardless of your age, gender or experience, you might qualify for this life-changing experience … and maybe even earn some money.

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Compass for the Week of 7/02/18

This week on Compass, we speak with a Port Townsend resident who offers evidence that major news media outlets have been spreading fake news about flying saucers for decades.

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Compass for the Week of 6/25/18

This week on Compass, we get an update on a local couple trying to hike 2,600 miles, from Mexico to Washington … we give you Part Two of our interview with the youngest person – and first woman – ever to lead the Nez Perce tribe … and geologists say that the catastrophic eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii should serve as a wake-up call for all of us here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Compass for the Week of 6/18/18

This week on the Compass we take an incredible journey with a Port Townsend native who dreamed of becoming royalty – made that dream come true – then embarked on a life journey that has come full circle.   

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Compass for the Week of 6/11/2018

This week on the Compass we talk with local folks who help those in the final days of their lives and learn how you can help … and then we talk about the environment with the youngest – and first woman – ever to lead the Nez Perce tribe.

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Compass for the Week of 6/04/2018

This week on the Compass we look back at the end of a long career of a man – Bill Tennant – who has been looking back himself, almost all his life. And it’s all about history.

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Compass for the Week of 5/28/2018

This week on Compass we uncover the hidden past of Port Townsend resident Lynn Webster, who for nearly three decades has been modestly avoiding talk of her fabulous life in show business. Today, she finally tells her stories.

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Compass for the Week of 5/21/2018

In May of 2016, Muslims from Seattle visited Port Townsend to discuss their faith and respond to the tough questions about radical Islamic terrorism that you’ve probably always wanted to ask. Two years later, the violence continues … and the answers from this particular sect may surprise you.

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Compass for the Week of 5/14/18

This week on the Compass, we join eighth-grade students from a Port Townsend Middle School who have become part of a very important scientific study as they work side-by-side with the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Compass for the Week of 5/07/18

May is National Bicycle month, in recognition of which fact we are bringing you a reprise of a program on bicycle safety originally aired on Friday, April 13th as part of Phil Andrus’ Tossed Salad program.

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Compass for the Week of 4/30/2018

This week on the Compass we talk with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who visited Port Townsend for a conference aimed at helping small communities, like our so-called City of Dreams. We also asked the governor about rumors he may run for president of the United States.

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Compass for the Week of 4/23/18

This week on the Compass we talk with a Federal Emergency Management Agency representative about her recent visit to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico – and the relevance that experience has to the Olympic Peninsula when we are faced with disaster.

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