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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a painful and ironic twist of fate, Marcus Henthorne, a member of Port Townsend’s Non-motorized Vehicle Advisory Board and a prominent Port Townsend advocate for bicycle safety, died of injuries sustained in a collision with an automobile while riding his beloved bicycle down 19th Street in Port Townsend a couple of weeks ago. This week on the Compass we reprise a special memorial program produced by Tossed Salad host Phil Andrus remembering Henthorne.
For many years Port Townsend has been the working port of choice for commercial fisher-folk from far and wide to spend their winters preparing their boats for the next summer’s fishing season. But this winter there has been a notable lack of commercial fishing vessels — or other kinds of boats, for that matter — hauled out to make repairs and improvements. This week, in a Compass episode we are titling Empty Boat Haven Blues, we talk with a couple of local commercial fisherwomen and others to find out why. (Interviews with Dave Thompson, JennTakaki, Becca Argo, and Pam Petranek.)