Compass

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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Compass for the Week of January 25

This week on the Compass we ask for opinions on a Navy proposal to use local parks and marinas for nighttime war games, and we celebrate the return of an essential institution in any maritime community: a marine secondhand store.

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Compass for the Week of January 18

This week on the Compass we look at one idea to address homelessness in Jefferson County. Then we walk with the peace marchers as they commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday.

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Compass for the Week of January 11

This week on the Compass we attend a public hearing on the final environmental review for a Master Planned Resort that has divided a tiny south-county community for more than a decade.

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Compass for the Week of January 4

As we enter the New Year, Compass takes a look back at the major stories of 2015 and discovers that many of them had to do in one way or another with climate disruption.

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Compass for the Week of December 28

This week on the Compass we talk with a group of seniors who are setting out to build a model community where they hope to help each other age in place.

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Compass for the Week of December 21

This week on the Compass we talk with Port Townsend’s own delegates to the recent Paris climate talks, and then we attend a high school chemistry class where a common household cleaner is presented as the possible green fuel for the future.

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Compass for the Week of December 14

Mountain Spirit Herbals.  This week on the Compass we visit a traditional herbalist in her forest home to talk with her about her battle with the federal Food and Drug Administration.

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Compass for the Week of December 7

This week on the Compass, we take you on a trip up the Duckabush River to learn how to be a Jefferson Land Trust Preserve steward.

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Compass for the Week of November 30

This week we take the Compass on the road–far, far to the south, to perhaps the most biodiverse and critically endangered rainforest in the world—the one known as the Chocó.

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Compass for the Week of November 23

We talk with a NASA glaciologist who in his retirement to eastern Jefferson County has decided to dedicate himself to Taming Bigfoot—by which he does NOT mean Sasquatch, but the county’s carbon footprint.

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Compass for the Week of November 16

This week on the Compass we reprise a program from last February about an artist and a scientist who collaborate to give a full picture of a community in Greenland, and a town meeting in which participants in the Marine Discoveries Intitiative give the program high marks.

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Compass for the Week of November 9

This week on the Compass we take a look at the newly unveiled Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula, the product of two years of work by multiple agencies.

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Compass for the Week of October 19

This week on the Compass we take you on a tour of a local research farm dedicated to bringing better organic produce to your table.

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Compass for the Week of October 12

If you haven’t tried to find a place to rent recently in East Jefferson County, then ask anyone who has:  it’s not impossible, but just about.  And there is general agreement that the dearth of affordable housing is turning away the young people who want to live here.  This week on the Compass we look at the County’s housing crisis.

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