Compass

Compass for the Week of July 29, 2017

This week on the Compass we attend a meeting of housing activists discussing a ballot measure aimed at creating a public home opportunity fund, and then we learn of a threat to stockholders’ power to influence corporate behavior.

Compass for the Week of July 17, 2017

This week on the 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.

Compass for the Week of July 10, 2017

Although it may be true that “everything changes except change itself,” as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously said, that doesn’t mean that the pace and nature of change can’t be controlled—-which is arguably the purpose of the Jefferson Land Trust, the venerable local nonprofit that has gained wide recognition as an exemplar of the land conservationist movement. This week on the Compass, we talk with Jefferson Land Trust Executive Director Richard Tucker and former executive director Sarah Spaeth about the past present and future of the Trust and the lands it stewards.

Compass for the Weekly of July 3, 2017

This week on the Compass, KPTZ Reporter and DJ Chris Bricker talks with fellow-former clown Murray Horowitz about his career as a hilarious radio game-show host. Then we reprise a segment from 2013 that delves into the intricate relationship of music and the human brain.

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Compass for the Week of June 26, 2017

This week on the Compass, we accompany Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal elder Gene Jones and about two hundred others on a pilgrimage to sacred Tamanowas Rock.

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Compass for the Week of June 19, 2017

This week on the Compass, correspondent Martha Baskin reports on climate activists who are trying to stop the construction of the largest methanol manufacturing plant in the world at the port of Kalama WA. A failing culvert forces the closure of Highway 20 between Eaglemount Road and Anderson Lake Road for a week. And, as summer approaches, ranchers’ minds turn to relieving their livestock of their wool, so we revisit a story from several years ago: Shearing Day at the Rosebud Ranch and Fiber Studio.

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Compass for the Week of June 12, 2017

This week on the Compass we feature an exclusive interview with Race to Alaska Race Boss Daniel Evans. And then we get a sneak preview of the Taste of Port Townsend. Steve Evans is the host.

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Compass for the Week of June 5, 2017

In the wake of President Trump’s abandonment of the Paris Climate Agreement, this week on the Compass we talk with Truth-out.org columnist Dahr Jamail about his upcoming new book The End of Ice and runaway climate disruption.

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Compass for the Week of May 29, 2017

This week on the Compass KPTZ reporter Chris Bricker talks with local adventurer Chris Duff whose attempt last summer to cross the North Atlantic from Scotland to North America in a modified rowboat ended in a harrowing rescue on the high seas.

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Compass for the Week of May 22, 2017

We take an incredible journey with Amanda Steuer-Zamora, 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 May 15, 2017

We catch up with a best-selling author who has become a frequent visitor to Port Townsend … and we learn how you can overcome the fear of public speaking from a local comedian and the former mayor of Sequim.

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Compass for the Week of May 8, 2017

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 May 1, 2017

We talk with scientists, geologists and emergency personnel about a huge disaster that is on its way to the Pacific Northwest.

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Compass for the Week of April 24, 2017

We attend a meet-and-greet event between local sustainability group 20/20 and their self-professed progressive state representative, Mike Chapman.

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Compass for the Week of April 17, 2017

This week on the Compass we ask the new publisher of the Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader if the local newspaper is healthy … what changes he will bring … and whether the entire print media business itself is doomed.

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Compass for the Week of April 10, 2017

We take a tour of Port Townsend’s spanking new state-of-the-art water treatment plant at the top of the town’s tallest hill, which seems to have no name.

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Compass for the Week of April 3, 2017

A beleaguered EPA under a media blackout critiques Navy plans to increase unpopular Growler aircraft operations. What started as an emergency winter homeless shelter becomes a year-round operation. And woodworkers enjoy eggs, coffee, and community at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking Founders’ Breakfast.

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Compass for the Week of March 27, 2017

This week on the Compass we talk with one of the leaders of a burgeoning local immigrant rights group (immigration activist Libby Palmer), and we take part in a cooperative art happening at Fort Worden (with artist Mavis Muller).

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Compass for the Week of March 20, 2017

This week on the Compass we see the birth of a grassroots wildfire, and we learn how transportation can be seen as the circulatory system of community.

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Compass for the Week of March 13, 2017

This week on the Compass, we talk with a local singer who just released her first CD, and it comes after a life-changing, three-year journey that took her from Port Townsend to France and back, and included brushes with love, death, terrorism and a lot of growing up.

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Compass for the Week of March 6, 2017

This week on the Compass we learn why a group of supporters from Port Townsend turned back from their mission of going to help the water protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in their last-ditch effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, and we ask the publisher why Port Townsend needs a third local newspaper.

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Compass for the Week of February 27, 2017

This week on the Compass we talk emergency management with the woman who may make all the difference in a crisis. And another busload of supporters heads off from Port Townsend to help the beleaguered water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

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Compass for the Week of January 30, 2017

This week on the Compass we take a tour of Naval Magazine Indian Island with an unlikely group of tourists—Quakers and other peace activists.  Host: Steve Evans.

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Compass for the Week of January 23, 2016

This week on the Compass we attend the Port Townsend branch of an unprecedented international protest of the inauguration of a new American president, with marches proclaiming the rights of women, immigrants, and minorities and calling for economic, social and environmental justice in hundreds of cities and towns around the world.

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Compass for the Week of January 16

(First airdate: January 16, 2017) This week on the Compass we talk with a group of local women who are each in their own way contributing to make the impending Womxn’s March, a truly historic event. (Interviews with Emelia de la Rosa, Nan Evans, Sheila Khalov, and Marcie Perlstein).

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Compass for the Week of January 9, 2016

(First airdate: January 9, 2016) In a repetition of history that has nightmare qualities for many residents of Whidbey Island, the U.S. Navy is once again proposing to vastly increase its Field Carrier Landing Practice operations, along with the number of the noisy Growler aircraft at Ault Field and the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville.  Because of its uncanny relevance today, this week on the Compass we reprise a show originally produced three years ago, about a Port Townsend community meeting protesting the Navy’s plans at the time of the last proposed expansion.

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