Compass

Compass for the Week of August 1, 2016

This week, in a special, two-part extended edition of KPTZ Compass, we attend a story-telling session at the 10th Anniversary Picnic Potluck for Local 20/20, a grassroots organization that over the past decade has worked on building sustainability and economic resilience for Port Townsend and beyond from every angle they could think of.

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Compass for the Week of July 25, 2016

It was almost exactly a year ago that the Compass paid a visit to the last living legitimate resident of the forbidden paradise of Protection Island. This week on the Compass we revisit that adventure.

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Compass for the Week of July 18, 2016

There was a generous turn-out of neighbors, friends, and future residents, along with community leaders and movers and shakers, for the ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday, July 14, for Quimper Village, a 28-unit, First-in-Washington-State-type of cohousing development for those 55 and older. There were helium balloons, speeches by city planners and the project’s builders, champagne was passed out, and Deputy Mayor Catherine Robinson gave a toast. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Teresa Verraes personally conducted the photo-op ceremonial ground-breaking with a special gold-painted shovel. The ceremony was the culmination of more than two years of planning, and KPTZ Compass was on hand last December when the project got its go-ahead. This week we reprise that show.

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Compass for the Week of July 11, 2016

Summer is upon us with warm sunny weather, and the waters of the Olympic shore beckon to boaters of every stripe to come play.  So this week on the Compass we reprise a show produced last year by veteran kayaker and KPTZ DJ Chris Bricker on the subject of kayak safety, which was motivated by the tragic deaths of two kayakers off the Dungeness Spit when the weather suddenly turned bad in April of 2015.

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Compass for the Week of July 4, 2016

This week on the Compass KPTZ Program Director Larry Stein takes a ride in an open-sided electric stretch limousine, and a comedian and a former mayor give tips on how to cure a fear of public speaking.

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Compass for the Week of June 27, 2016

This week on the Compass we meet a few of the daring souls who recently set forth on the unforgiving course of the Race to Alaska.

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Compass for the Week of June 20, 2016

This week on the Compass we accompany a man as he sets out to get himself arrested for world peace, and we talk with departing schools Superintendent David Engle and the principal designer of a prize for high school students who think creatively about sustainability.

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Compass for the Week of June 13, 2016

This week on the Compass we take you to an encampment of emergency responders as they imagine all hell breaking loose, and we have breakfast with a group of runners who are attempting to unify the Americas in Peace and Dignity by running from Alaska to Panama.

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Compass for the Week of June 6, 2016

This week on the Compass, we have a coffee-cake breakfast with Muslims in Port Townsend and ask them the tough questions about radical terrorism that you’ve probably always wanted to ask. Some of their answers may surprise you.

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Compass for the Week of May 30, 2016

We reveal how Key City Public Theater and its Artistic Director, Denise Winter, both may have been teetering on the brink of collapse. Neither is completely out of the woods yet, but all signs point to a happy ending.

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Compass for the Week of May 23, 2016

We get a rare opportunity to examine the hidden contents of Jefferson County’s historical Treasure Chest. It’s a place you probably don’t know about and can’t even visit without pre-approval.

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Compass for the Week of May 16, 2016

We speak with a man who came to Port Townsend to talk about his attempt to make history. He believes he is about to become the first Republican governor in Washington since before the Internet was invented.

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Compass for the Week of May 9, 2016

This week on the Compass, we talk with a local philosopher – yes, there ARE such animals – and explore a multi-media program he presented at the Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock. It was called “Seriously Funny: Humor, Film and Philosophy.”

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Compass for the Week of May 2, 2016

This week on the Compass we take you out into the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in pursuit of elusive seabirds, and along the way learn lessons about life in Neah Bay, El Niño, and the lives of commercial fishermen.

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Compass for the Week of April 25, 2016

This week on the Compass we meet Bigfoot at the culminating awards ceremony for a contest to address climate change.

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Compass for the Week of April 18, 2016

KPTZ DJ Chris Bricker takes us on a tour of Camp Beausite, a special summer camp for special people.

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Compass for the Week of April 4, 2016

This week on the Compass, Heather McRae-Woolf talks with investment adviser James Frazier about green and local investing.  And we hear the results of a year-long study of Port Townsend’s air quality.

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Compass for the Week of March 28, 2016

This week on the Compass we attend a virtual meet-the-author event with Naomi Klein, the best-selling author of this year’s Port Townsend Public Library Community Read, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.

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Compass for the Week of March 21, 2016

This week on the Compass we attend a panel discussion that tracks the many paths Port Townsend is taking towards resilience and sustainability in the face of climate disruption. And we talk with the Chair of the Jefferson County Democrats about the upcoming Democratic Caucus.

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Compass for the Week of March 14, 2016

Feeding Your Mitochondria Properly.  Could it be that many of the world’s most dreaded diseases, from Alzheimer’s to cancer and heart disease, can be prevented or even cured by a simple change in diet?  This week on the Compass, we talk to a doctor who tells us it could.

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Compass for the Week of March 7, 2016

This week on the Compass we talk with a Port Townsend resident who lived for a time on Koro Island in Fiji, which was ground zero in last month’s record-breaking Category 5 cyclone—and consider the lessons to be learned as climate disruption makes such catastrophes pretty much inevitable going forward.

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Compass for the Week of February 29, 2016

This week on the Compass we talk with the organizers of this year’s Community Read, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate.  Then we talk with a retired NASA engineer who has built a tractor that indirectly runs on sunlight and water.

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Compass for the Week of February 22

Republicans in Jefferson County hold their caucus, and the GOP Chairman thinks the Presidential race could come down to a dead heat between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.  And, tax season is also scam season, so we reprise a show from a year ago about a couple of scams that took aim at KPTZ’s own news director.

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Compass for the Week of February 15

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. (This is a reprise of the 3-24-14 show featuring the Historical Walking Tour of downtown PT as part of the 2014 Victorian Festival, including a walk through the long-empty upper stories of the Hastings Building with Hastings descendant Heather Dudley-Nollette.)

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Compass for the Week of February 8

This week on the Compass we listen in as the Jefferson County Planning Commission deliberates its response to a ten-year planning process for a Brinnon Master Plan Resort, and we chat with one of the founders of the brand-new Peninsula Homecare Collaborative.

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Compass for the Week of February 1

This week on the Compass we learn from a rescue professional more than any mariner hopes to ever need to know about how to deal when disaster strikes at sea.

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