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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We talk with scientists, geologists and emergency personnel about a huge disaster that is on its way to the Pacific Northwest.
We attend a meet-and-greet event between local sustainability group 20/20 and their self-professed progressive state representative, Mike Chapman.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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).
(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.